Alexander Ablaza is CEO of Climargy Inc. Over half of his 36-year professional career has been dedicated to growing energy efficiency and other clean energy investments in over 12 Asian markets. Alex has played a key role in the development of the clean energy industry in Asia, by identifying and diligencing >$3 billion in direct investments and also shaping policy, regulatory, and funding initiatives. He previously served as Regional Sustainability and Climate Finance Specialist for Asia at the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group; and as the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) bank-wide energy efficiency expert and coordinator of ADB’s $2 billion/year Clean Energy Program and its predecessor Energy Efficiency Initiative. He founded and chairs the Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance and the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance. He holds a Masters in Business Economics and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering.
Dr. Francisco L. Viray
Dr. Francisco L. Viray has about a half century of unparalleled professional and management experience in the energy and engineering markets through work in the private sector, government service and the academe. His long list of previous stints include CEO of Phinma Energy, EVP of Phinma Corp, President of the Energy Council of the Philippines, Secretary (Minister) of Energy of the Philippine Government, President (then Chairman) of the National Power Corporation, Executive Director of the National Engineering Center and Dean of the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman. As Board Director, he also served Phinma, Union Cement, Petron, Manila Electric Company (Meralco), among others. He holds a PhD in Engineering from West Virginia University and an MS Electrical Engineering from UP Diliman.
Adrian S. Cristobal Jr.
Adrian S. Cristobal Jr. is a lawyer with wide experience in government, public policy, corporate management, and private practice. He is currently the Vice Chairman of SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation (SAMC), and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI). He is also the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). Mr. Cristobal served in the Philippine Government as Secretary (Minister) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Chairman of the Board of Investments (BOI). He also held the positions of Vice Chairman and Managing Head of the BOI, Undersecretary for Industry and Trade Policy, and Director-General of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). For his government service, he was conferred the Presidential Medal of Merit in May 2016. Mr. Cristobal obtained his Juris Doctors of Law from Ateneo de Manila University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. He received further training on strategic business economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific and international business from the Schiller International University, Heidelberg.
Demosthenes B. Donato
Demosthenes B. Donato was admitted to the Philippine bar in 1989. He has a masteral degree L.L.M. in Banking Corporate and Finance Law from Fordham University, New York in 1995; and law degree L.L.B. from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1988. He was a Member of the Center for Research and Special Studies, Inc. (CRSS) in 2001; a Member of the University of the Philippines - Solair Labor Law Reform Task Force in 1999-2000; and a Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines - Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations in 1992 1994. He is the author of Labor Juris (2015). His legal practice covers mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment regulation, corporations, project finance and labor.
Luzonia M. Em
Luzonia M. Em was admitted to the Philippine bar in 1990. She has a law degree L.L.B. from the University of the East in 1987. She is a current Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and a former Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer). Her field of practice covers corporations, intellectual property, immigration and family.