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)
Chairman of the Board, Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corp. (2004-2005)
CEO, GE Philippines, Inc. (Jan. 2012 to present)
Director, KadabraMining Corp. (May 2011 to present)
Director, Davies Energy Systems, Inc. (July 2007 to present)
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
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
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
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
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.