Oscar Lopez, the head of the Lopez clan, has passed away at 93, yesterday, April 22.
Lopez was the former chairman emeritus, chairman, and chief executive officer of Lopez Holdings Corporation and First Philippine Holdings Group who headed the conglomerate for over 20 years.
He led the company’s expansion into power generation, industrial estates, construction and other fields without compromising his conviction and principle about having a business that must look beyond the bottom line and consider its impact to society and environment.
Lopez studied Bachelor of Arts at Harvard College and graduated cum laude in 1951.
He was conferred the degrees of Doctor of Humanities honoris causa by the De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University in 2010, and Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the Philippine Women’s University in 2009 as well as the University of the Philippines in 2012. He finished his Masters of Public Administration at the Littauer School of Public Administration at Harvard in 1955.
Lopez left behind eight (8) children – including Federico “Piki” Lopez, the chairman and CEO of First Philippine Holdings – and several grandchildren. I Arvie Bediones