The Success Story of Ramon Ang

One of the most influential businessmen in the Philippines was born in Manila on January 14, 1954. His name is Ramon Ang, the chairman of the Philippines’ largest conglomerate, San Miguel Corporation. He is also the founding chair of Eagle Cement Corporation. According to, his net worth is $2.4 billion, ranking #10 among the richest in the Philippines for 2022.

Ramon Ang
Ramon Ang (Credit: CNN Philippines)

Fast Facts
Complete Name –> Ramon See Ang
Birth Date –> January 14, 1954 (68)
College –> Far Eastern University (FEU)
Degree –> Mechanical Engineering

Wife –> Tessie Ang
Children –> 8 including John Paul Ang, Monica Ang, and Cecille Ang

Brief Biography

Ramon Ang was the son of ethnic Chinese couple of modest means. He obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from the Far Eastern University in Manila. His business career started in the late 1970s when he engaged in the importation of vintage cars and engines. At about the same time, Mark Cojuangco, the eldest son of Eduardo Cojuangco who belonged to one of the richest and most powerful clans in the Philippines, was also in the same hobby. Friendship between the two developed and later, Mark introduced Ramon to his father.

In the early 1980s, Ramon was recruited to become the general manager of Northern Cement, a firm controlled by the elder Cojuangco. Later, he was appointed as a trusted executive of San Miguel Corporation, the country’s biggest beer, food and packaging company which was then controlled by Cojuangco. As President and COO, he engineered the diversification of San Miguel into unrelated industries such as petroleum, infrastructure, and power generation. Personally, he invested in hotel and property development, cement, and a host of other businesses.

In 2010, Ramon opened one of the biggest cement production plants in the country. It is owned by Eagle cement Corporation, a company he personally controlled. In 2017, he entered the newspaper industry by acquiring Philippine Daily Inquirer, the country’s largest daily.

San Miguel Corp. is now building the new Manila International Airport in Bulakan, Bulacan, considered as the single largest infrastructure project in the Philippines with an estimated cost of P740 Billion (13.5 billion US$).

Personal Life

Ramon is married to Tessie Ang. The couple is blessed with 8 children. His son John Paul is president of Eagle Cement and daughter Monica is finance officer. Another daughter, Cecille is manager of the family-owned Diamond Hotel. His son Jomar passed away on April 11, 2020. He was Chief Financial Officer of his father’s car dealership business, RSA Motors which launched BMW cars and inaugurated the BMW motorcycle dealership last year.

Legion of Honor Award
In July, 2022, the French Government granted the Legion of Honor Award to Ramon Ang. The award is the most prestigious distinction given to distinguished individuals for their exemplary service rendered to France.


See also: List of Famous Filipino Entrepreneurs

See also: Top Filipino Billionaires

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