Linggo, Setyembre 25, 2022

A Man with A Heart For The Country Shine at Rising Tigers Ball


When we say successful, we mean it; Growth, Financial Stability and Corporate Social Responsibilities for the communities. You cannot say that you’re a successful entrepreneur if you don’t have those 3 mentioned since those are the proof of success. 

One of the young leaders of this generation with proven success. The person behind the success of Shawarma Shack is its Founder, President, and CEO, Walther Uzi Buenavista. In the seven years that Buenavista has been managing the business, his direction is always laser-focused on his three main motivations: Growth, Innovation, and Employment.

Thus, what started as a simple food stall in Divisoria in February 2015 has now become a leading innovator in the food cart business. Buenavista's "distinctive visioning ability" facilitated the growth of the company.


This growth was also felled by his desire to bring their products closer to the customers. Shawarma Shack now has stores in key locations across the country with over 700 branches and still counting. "It presented a significant growth in terms of augmenting the demand from our customers and expanding enterprise sales, Buenavista pointed out. 

Because of the company's growth, Francorp Philippines gave Shawarma Shack a “One to Many The Millennial Club Award” in October 2017. This award is given to businesses that were able to reach double-digit number of branches in three years. In 2017, Shawarma Shack already had 28 outlets, the

same year when Buenavista was just 28 years old while Shawarma Shack was only two years old.

Heart for the country 

He is also very active in having relief efforts to the Filipinos who were badly hit by the typhoons here in our country as his way of giving back to the community.

For this year, Rising Tigers Magazine, the most distributed magazine right now in National Bookstores launched the “Rising Tigers Ball” highlighting the men and women who are making a difference in the country today with “Men of the Year and Women of Substance” awards. 

The list of honourees are as follows; 

Senator Miguel Zubiri

Capt.  Stanley Ng of Philippine Airlines 

Gerald “Gerry” J. Santos of Mr. Freeze Tube Ice 

Ronald Daniel Mascariñas of Chooks2Go 

Atty. Salvador Panelo 

Leo Ortiz of Glutalipo 

Walther Uzi Buenavista of Shawarma Shack 

Jeffrey Amurao Geronimo of AquaSkin 

Rico Hizon of CNN 

Christian Bautista 

Congresswoman Ruth Mariano Hernandez 

Jessa Macaraig of The Pretty You 

Ghie Pangilinan of Skin Magical 

Pia Arellano of Transunion 

Sarah Mateo of SPD Jobs 

Congresswoman Richelle Singson Michael

The event was held at the Maynila Ballroom of the historic Manila Hotel with a welcome address by former Senator and president of Manila Hotel, Atty. Joey Lina followed by the Keynote speaker, Ambassador of Poland, His Excellency Jarosław Szczepankiewicz, who had previously served as the Polish ambassador to Ethiopia between 2008 and 2012. 

High society, business leaders and rising tigers attended also the event that includes Becky Garcia, Ambassador of Romania Răduţa Dana Matache, former Philippine Ambassador to Russia Vic Garcia and Madam Connie Guanzon Garcia, Franchise Guru Butz Bartolome, Jorge and Frieda Hizon, Manny Victorio, Dr. George Sarakinis, Rey & Jr Langit, Merle Mendoza, Usec Sandy Montano, Richie Cuna of Kurimi & Fiorgelato, Remy Bondad, Andria Nicolas, Grace Bondad Nicolas of Tag Media Group, Etihad Airways General Manager Saeed and wife Ruth Eltanal among others. 

The main objective of the ball is to celebrate these leaders to be emulated and to inspire others with their challenges and success. Check the website to know more about the magazine, or call 09778978877. Email at

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