Mr. Pérez was the youngest and longest serving Philippine Energy Minister from June 2001 to March 2005. He served briefly in early 2001 as Undersecretary at the Department of Trade and Industry and as Managing Head of the Board of Investments, and led investment missions to Europe and USA.
Prior to 2001, Mr. Pérez had 17 years experience in debt restructuring, capital markets, and private equity in emerging countries, based in Pittsburgh, London, New York and Singapore. At 35, he became a General Partner at Lazard Frères in New York as head of its Emerging Markets Group. He was Managing Director of Lazard Asia Singapore from 1995 until 1997.
Mr. Pérez founded Next Century Partners in 1997, a private equity firm that invested in companies such as Smart Communications, Del Monte Pacific and Fastech, He is an independent director of Nido Petroleum (ASX) and Energy Development Corporation (largest geothermal company in Asia). He also invested in Northwind Power, the first commercial wind farm in Southeast Asia.
He was a founding trustee of WWF-Philippines and was a member of the National Council of WWF-US. He is a member of the board of advisors of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and has advised ADB on renewable energy policy.
Mr. Pérez obtained an MBA from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines. He was a 2005 World Fellow at Yale University, where he lectured an MBA class on renewable power in emerging countries.
President and CEO
From 1985 to 2000 Mr. Tan was the CEO and Board Member of The Bookmark Inc. and the President of the Association of Philippine Booksellers from 1990 to 2000. He was a trustee in the HARBION Foundation Inc., the Jesuit Communications Foundation, and the Sulu Fund.
Mr. Tan was also a Member of the Philippine National Ecotourism Steering Committee, the Inter Agency Task Force for Marine Mammal Conservation, WWF Business & Industry Steering Group, WWF Strategic Advisory Group, WWF Global Energy Task Force, WWF Charter Group, and President of WWF Philippines.
He is currently working as a trustee in Elena P. Tan Foundation, the Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation and Brain Trust Inc, and is a dive master under the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
Mr. Tan has written and published several books, namely “The Last Great Forest” which was awarded the National Book Award for Environment in 2001, “A Field Guide to Whales and Dolphins in the Phils” which was awarded a National Book Award for Environment in 1996 and Gintong Aklat Award for Science in 1998. He also wrote “A Season for Whales” which received the Kalakbay Award in 1995 and the Travel Write of the Year Award.
Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Organizational Behavior from the Ateneo de Manila University and obtained a Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.
Mr. Alcantara is currently the Director of Alsons Development and Investment Corporation, C. Alcantara and Sons, Inc., Lima Land, Inc., Sarangani Agricultural Co., Inc, Seafront Resources Corporation, Philodrill Corporation and BDO Private Bank Inc.
Mr. Alcantara has engaged in Corporate Governance for Philippine Banks from the Bankers Institute of the Philippines Inc. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Sta. Clara University, California, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Jaime I. Ayala
He was formerly President of Ayala Land (ALI), which he joined in 2004. His other significant positions included: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cebu Holdings, Inc., Cebu Property Ventures & Dev’t. Corp., and Makati Development Corp., Member of the Board of Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. In 2005, Jim was a finalist for the CNBC Asia Business Leader Awards
Prior to joining ALI, Mr. Ayala spent 19 years with McKinsey & Company in the US, Mexico, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore offices. At McKinsey, he was a Director (Global Senior Partner) and President of McKinsey’s Manila office. He was also a leader of the firm’s Asia-Pacific Director Group, and was Chairman of the Geographic Development Committee for Southeast Asia. He chaired the Asian Professional Development Committee.
He was a leader of the firm’s Global Business Process Offshoring and Outsourcing practice and part of the Global Leadership Organization Practice practitioner’s network. He also founded and headed the Asia-Pacific Energy Practice for several years.
Mr. Ayala is President of the Bonifacio Arts Foundation Inc, Chairman of the Hero’s Foundation, a trustee of the World Wildlife Fund in the Philippines, a member of the Young President’s Organization, and is a past Chapter Chair of the Philippine Chapter.
He is the Chairman of the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee in the Philippines, former Chairman of the Harvard Business School Association of the Philippines and was VP of the HBS Hong Kong chapter. He is also a founding member of the Asian Public Real Estate Association.
He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard School, graduating with honors in 1988. He completed his undergraduate work in 1984 at Princeton University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Economics.
Joselito Campos Jr.
From the years 2000 to 2005, Mr. Campos was previously the Chairman of United Laboratories International Ltd., BVI, United Laboratories, Inc., Philippines, Greenfield Development Corp., Philippines, Diethelm Philippines, P.T. Medifarma, Indonesia, Darya Varya Ltd., Indonesia, Shanghai United Cell Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China, Unam Corp., Hongkong, China, Great Eastern Drug Co., Ltd., Thailand, Far East Drug Corp., Ltd., Singapore, Unam Corp. Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia, United Pharma Co. Ltd., Vietnam, United Pharma Yangon, Myanmar, and United Bayanihan Foundation.
Prior to this, he was the SVP and Senior Executive Officer of the Unilab Group of Companies as well as the Officer of the Chairman of the Board. He also held a position as the Pro Manager of Citibank in the Singapore and Manila Offices.
Mr. Campos’ socio-civic involvement includes holding a position as the Honorary Consul of the Philippine Office of the Republic of Seychelles. He is also the Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
He is a Trustee of the Philippines Business for Social Progress Foundation, Asia Society Philippines, Philippine–China Business Council, Philippine Center for Entreprenuership, Inc., Bantay Kalikasan Foundation, and the Xavier School Educational Trust Fund. He is also a Member of the World Presidents Organization and Rotary Club of Manila.
Mr. Campos holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in International Business from the University of Santa Clara, California and an MBA from Cornell University in New York City.
Margie Moran – Floriendo
She holds various positions in different socio-civic groups such as President of Ballet Philippines Foundation, Executive Vice-Chairman of Mindanao Commission on Women, President of Southern Philippines Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Ecology and Chairman Emeritus of the Save Davao Gulf Foundation and Davao Gulf Management Council.
She holds a Masters of Science (MSc) in Managing Rural Development from the University of London, Imperial College & Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BSBA), Cum Laude from the Maryknoll College and a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hotel and Tourism Institute of the Philippines (HTIP).
She has published two books: Mindanao, A Portrait and Mindanao on the Mend.
He has served on the board of the World Wildlife Fund-US and The Ocean Conservancy. He currently serves as a director of The Ocean Foundation, and World Wildlife-Philippines. In addition, he serves on the advisory boards of the Smithsonian Ocean Science Initiative, and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation. He received a B.A. from Denison University (1979) and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University (1983).
Mr. Henry is also an accomplished underwater photographer. In 1988, he collaborated with Dr. Sylvia Earle on a large format book on our national marine sanctuary system called Wild Ocean, published by the National Geographic Society. He also worked with Dr. Earle to produce two children's books also published by the National Geographic Society, titled Hello Fish and Sea Critters. In 2001, in order to further the use of high quality photography to further marine conservation issues, he created Marine Photobank, a non-profit stock photo website. His images have been published in many non-profit publications.
Ms. Sy also serves as the Senior VP for Marketing of SM Prime Holdings and is a Director of BDO Private Bank.
Luli Heras-de Leon
Luli was formerly with Chevron Geothermal Philippines Holdings (CGPHI) as Vice President for Policy, Government and Public Affairs, a wholly–ownedsubsidiary of Chevron Corporation.
Prior to joining CGPHI, Luli was President of the Economic Development Division of the Greater Houston Partnership, where she led inbound investment andrecruitment initiatives for Houston, Texas.
She began her career as a Credit Analyst with First City National Bank of Texas (now JP Morgan Chase and Co.), eventually rising to Senior Vice President of the bank’sReal Estate Division.
Luli holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia and a Master in Business Administration from Thunderbird School of GlobalManagement.