Nu Skin President of the Southeast Asia Region Melisa Tantoco-Quijano was honored as the Best Asian Executive by the 2010 International Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The awards recognize the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners and the organizations they run.
“Melisa is an invaluable member of the Nu Skin team and highly deserving of this recognition,” said Truman Hunt, Nu Skin president and chief executive officer. “Under Melisa’s leadership, the Southeast Asian region has become the jewel of Nu Skin and is currently the fastest growing region for the company. Melisa also exemplifies the Nu Skin culture through her unyielding commitment to supporting our local sales leaders, as well as her long-standing dedication to the Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund.”
Overseeing six countries, more than 300 employees and nearly 4,000 executive distributors, Quijano led Southeast Asia to a strong year in 2009, generating $109 million in revenue. Southeast Asia reported significant growth for eleven consecutive quarters beginning in 2008. Revenue in South Asia/Pacific was $50.2 million for the third quarter of 2010, a 55 percent improvement over the prior year.
In addition to her sharp business acumen, Quijano also serves as an honorary board member of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation of Thailand, a board member of the CHILD Foundation in the Philippines and board member of the Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund.
Nu Skin was also recognized as a finalist in the Best New Product of the Year category of the 2010 International Stevie Awards for Women in Business for its ageLOC Transformation daily skin care products and ageLOC Edition Galvanic Spa System. Nu Skin ageLOC skin care products were awarded the Best New Product of the Year at the 2010 International Business Awards in September. Nu Skin’s Galvanic Spa features patented self-adjusting currents that, together with Nu Skin’s specially formulated treatment products, deliver key anti-aging ingredients to your skin. People all over the world are discovering that the Galvanic Spa and complementary ageLOC skin care products can give spa-like results in the comfort and convenience of their own home and for a fraction of the price.
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