14 Feb Wilfred Steven Uytengsu ’83
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu is president/CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC), a leading Philippine milk company. He is also president of GENOSI, exclusive supplier of meat products for McDonald’s in the Philippines, and founder of Sunrise Events, Inc., the organizer for Ironman and XTERRA triathlons in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
In recognition of Uytengsu’s achievements at AMC, he received the Philippines’ Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2013, he and his brother Michael ’90 won Entrepreneurs of the Year from the USC Marshall Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
In 1986, Uytengsu founded the Alaska Aces, a professional team in the Philippine Basketball Association that has since won 14 championship titles. A gifted athlete himself, Uytengsu was a member of the Philippine National Swimming Team. While at USC, he was captain of the men’s swim team, and later became a two-time Kona (Hawaii) Ironman World Championship finisher.
In 2012, Uytengsu contributed $8 million to USC Athletics (its largest gift ever by a former student-athlete) to fund the Uytengsu Aquatics Center; the new home for the Trojan men’s and women’s swimming, diving and water polo teams opened in 2014. More recently, he gave $1 million to the Greif Center office in USC Marshall’s new Fertitta Hall, and also pledged $2 million towards the Coliseum renovation.
Uytengsu and his wife Kerri ’84 have three children; their eldest is a 2009 USC Marshall grad.