Team

VINCENT S. PEREZ

Chairman and Founder
Former Secretary of Energy, Philippine Department of Energy

  • Strong energy, investment, and policy and regulatory backgrounds
    • Secretary, Philippine Department of Energy, 2001-2005
    • Chairman, Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) and Vice Chairman of National Power Corporation (NPC), National Transmission Corporation (Transco) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), 2001 –2005
    • Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and Managing Head of the Philippine Board of Investments, 2001
  • Over 17 years’ experience in banking and private equity in emerging markets
    • Founder and Managing Director, Next Century Partners Ltd. (1996-2001)
    • Managing Director, Lazard Asia Ltd. (1994-1995)
    • General Partner and Head of Emerging Markets, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, (1988-1996)
    • Director, LDC Debt Trading Team, Lazard Brothers and Co. Ltd, (1987-1988)
  • Expertise in project development
  • President and CEO, Alternergy Partners Pte.Ltd. (2006–Present), a renewable power company
  • Noted clean energy and environmental advocate
    • Chairman of WWF-Philippines, and vice-chair of StiftungSolarenergie.
    • Board Member, WWF-International , Geneva-based PictetClean Energy Fund, bio-energy Roxas Holdings and the Yale Center for Business and Environment
  • Education
    • MBA, Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania
    • 2005 World Fellow, Yale University
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, University of the Philippines

J.V. EMMANUEL A. DE DIOS

Co-Founder
Former Undersecretary, Philippine Department of Energy

  • Expertise in energy policy and regulation, commercial and energy law
    • Undersecretary, Philippine Department of Energy, Oct. 2001-Jun. 2004
    • Special Counsel, Romulo Law Office (Jul.2004-Jul. 2010)
    • Senior Law Clerk to Associate Justice HilarioG. Davide, Jr., Supreme Court of the Philippines (1991-1994)
    • Professor, AteneoSchool of Law and the Lyceum of the Philippines College of Law (1992-2001)
  • Strong background in the petroleum industry
    • Director, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (April 2007 to present)
    • Managing Director and CEO, Nido Petroleum Ltd. (2008 –20 Jan. 2012)
    • President, Nido Petroleum Philippines, Pty Ltd. (2007 –20 Jan. 2012)
    • Chairman of the Board, Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corp. (2004-2005)
  • Seasoned executive
    • CEO, GE Philippines, Inc. (Jan. 2012 to present)
    • Director, KadabraMining Corp. (May 2011 to present)
    • Director, Davies Energy Systems, Inc. (July 2007 to present)
  • Education
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School, (first Filipino Speaker of an LLM class), 1994
    • Bachelor of Laws, AteneoLaw School, 1990 15

LEA E. RICOLCOL

Executive Director

  • Expertise is in public policy conceptualization, formulation, administration and planning
  • Served as Chief of Staff to:
    • Secretary Vincent S. Pérez, Jr., Department of Energy;
    • Secretary Cesar B. Bautista, Department of Trade & Industry;
    • Ambassador Lilia R. Bautista, Acting Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
  • Former Director and Officer-In-Charge of the Bureau of Export Trade Promotion and concurrent Executive Director of the Export Development Council, Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Former Director, SycipGorresVelayo(SGV) & Co., a member firm of Ernst and Young Global
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science majoring in Economics and Political Science, University of the Philippines
    • Diploma Course on International Relations and Development, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands
    • Diploma Course on GATT Trade Policy from the GATT/WTO Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland
    • Master’s in Public Management (MPM), Lee KuanYew Fellowship, National University of Singapore

GLADYS BLESILA S. POLICARPIO

    • Expertise in research and analysis, strategy formulation and project implementation and communication.
    • Served as Technical Assistant to the Secretary of Energy, 2001 to 2006
    • Served as Chief of Staff/Technical Assistant to former Undersecretary Raul C. Hernandez , Vice Chairman and Managing Head of the Philippine Board of Investments from 1999-2000
    • Part of the team that drafted the 1999 Philippine Investment Priorities Plan
    • Awarded the Best Technical Staff for both the Department of Trade and Industry and the Board of Investments in 1997 and the Most Creative Idea Award from the Secretary of Trade and Industry in 1998
    • Education
      • 2008 Scholar of Fujitsu Ltd. Japan for East West Knowledge Leaders Program, Hawaii, USA (High Distinction)
      • MBA, Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business
      • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Sto. Tomas.

EVANGELINE L. MOISES

  • Expertise in communications field and regional cooperation
  • Chief of Training and Information and Chief Technical Assistant to the Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy based in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2005-2008.
    • Among her notable accomplishments in ACE was the revival of the ASEAN Energy Bulletin, the successful completion of the 5-year EC-ASEAN Energy Facility, and the successful negotiation of the 5-year ASEAN-Germany Mini Hydro Project in 2007.
    • Ms. Moises served as the focal point between the ASEAN Secretariat and ACE and ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN+3 (China, Japan and Korea) regional cooperation program, handling the implementation, monitoring and documentation of 5 cooperation areas, namely; oil market; oil stockpiling; renewable energy and energy efficiency; natural gas and energy security.
  • Technical Assistant in-charge of Media Relations and Public Affairs to the Secretary of Energy, 2001-2005
  • News Reporter BusinessWorldPublishing Corp. and Sun Star Baguio
  • Mass Communications major in Journalism, University of the Philippines and Fellow at the Foreign Press Center of Japan

LUISITO S. PANGILINAN

Finance Manager

  • Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years of experience in financial analysis, modeling and evaluation
  • Part of Merritt’s Team that evaluated the commercial prospects of several renewable power projects in the Philippines

SANDRA P. NEPOMUCENO

  • Expertise is in external liaison, event coordination and office management.
  • Served as Senior Executive Assistant to President of East Asia Power Resources Corporation, the President of the National Power Corporation, the Presidential Adviser for Energy Affairs and, and the President of the National Transmission Corporation.