Tony Lopez is the founder, president, chairman and CEO of BizNewsAsia, the Philippines’ largest and most influential weekly business and news magazine.
BizNewsAsia’s best selling issue, The BNA Power 100, sells more than 35,000 copies. At ten readers per copy, this translates into a pass-on circulation of 350,000 readers.
He has worked for the largest, oldest and premium news organizations here and abroad, including Asiaweek of Time Warner, Mainichi Shimbun of Japan, ARD and ZRD TV stations of Germany, and the Roces Manila Times. In 2001, he put up his own magazine, BizNewsAsia
Lopez is the first honorary member of CREBA, the largest and most prestigious association of developers, builders, property owners and real estate professionals. He is EVP and governor of Philconsa and current chairman of Manila Overseas Press Club.
His BizNewsAsia is remarkable for its incisive and in-depth reporting on business and the economy and for chronicling the achievements of the country’s leading enterprises and entrepreneurs.
Lopez writes a column, Virtual Reality, every Wednesday and Friday for Manila Standard and has hosted for the past six years the award-winning business-oriented weekly PTV talk show BizNewsTV
Tony finished journalism, magna cum laude, from the University of Santo Tomas, on a four-year full scholarship. He also finished global journalism from the University of Stockholm, Sweden and three semesters of MBA at Ateneo de Manila.
He was for 25 years senior correspondent of Time Warner’s Hong Kong-based weekly Asiaweek. He made Asiaweek the largest international news magazine in the Philippines.
His Asiaweek work helped put the Philippines on the world map, writing on events that shaped one of Asia’s largest economies in population and economic size, both during its moment of great peril during the martial law years and its re-emergence as a bastion of democracy, economic revival and good governance today.
Lopez won the TOYM in 1985 for international journalism, the Outstanding Manilan in 1989 for international journalism, and the Gold Medal as Hero of EDSA from the Philippine Star in 1987. The Pilipino Reporter Magazine made him “Journalist of the Year”. The Rotary Club of Manila has given him four awards — for distinguished foreign correspondence in 1987, for lifetime achievements in journalism in 2015, and for BizNewsAsia as the “Business Magazine of the Year 2016”.
The UST College of Arts and Letters made him one of its Most Outstanding Alumni in Journalism in the last 100 years. UST itself made him one of its Most Outstanding Thomasians in the field of arts and letters.
Tony is a founding member of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, long-time member of the National Press Club, and the only six-time president of the Manila Overseas Press Club, Asia’s oldest press club.