Dexter Y. Tiu
The Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of Pure Energy Holdings Corporation. He is also the Director and Treasurer of Coal Asia Holdings Inc. and Titan Mining & Energy Corporation. He is presently a Director of JTKC Equities, Inc., Star Equities, Inc., TKC Steel Corp. and is Vice Chair of Zhangzhou Stronghold Steelworks Corp based in Xiamen, China. He is concurrently the President and CEO of Philippine Power and Development Company (since 1927), the company that owns and operates historically the oldest operating mini-hydropower plants in the country. He is also involved in the microfinance, restaurant, and agriculture industries. In the field of Public Service, he has served as a Makati LGU Elected official for 15 years. During his mid-20’s he served as the youngest Director of Vantage Equities, Inc., another publicly listed company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the De La Salle University.
Eric Y. Roxas
One of the Co-founders of Pure Energy and the President and COO of Colossal Petroleum Corporation. He is a director of Coal Asia Holdings Inc. and Titan Mining & Energy Corporation. He is also the President of Husky Trading Corporation, Supra Finishings Corp, Philippine Welding Technology Skills & Services Center, Inc. Husky Calibration Specialists, Inc. He is also a Director and Treasurer of Eagle Equities Inc. Formerly a VP of REDECO and JINICO. REDECO drilled 46 wells and JINICO headed the consortium for SC 1 which is now GSEC 101. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the De La Salle University.
Gary M. Espino
President and Chief Operating Officer of Pure Energy, Gary was Business Development Director for Cleantech Energy Corporation based in Singapore and formerly CFO for Solar Philipines. In both capacity negotiated and closed more than a dozen rooftop projects in the Philippines including one of the country’s largest rooftop solar project. Gary was also previously the CFO for one of the most successful toll road projects in the country, the North Luzon Expressway project successfully raising US$ 381 million under a limited recourse finance deal which included both ADB and IFC. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Southern California.
Johnson A. Sanhi, Jr.
President and Chief Operating Officer of Pure Energy's subsidiary, Repower Energy Development Corp. He was former Vice President and Plant Manager at Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation where he worked for 22 years. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Metro Valenzuela since 1999, is a Multiple Paul Harris donor, and sat as President from 2003-2004. He is also currently a member of the Knights of Rizal. He has earned Masteral units in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from De La Salle University.
Victor J. Lee
Chief Financial Officer of Pure Energy. He is an experienced financial professional hailing from Wall Street where he was Vice President at Bankers Trust and Investment Banking Analyst at Smith Barney. He was also a Senior Consultant at Deloitte & Touche Consulting. He has raised and managed several venture capital funds, including Alcatel Ventures, SK Telecom Qualcomm fund, BT Ventures and Semper Ventures. Over the past decade he has taken principal investment and management roles in natural resources and alternative energy projects. He has a Masters Degree from Harvard University and a Bachelors Degree from Yale University.
Mariano C. Caliva
Vice President of Operations of its subsidiary, Repower Energy. He is a veteran in the hydropower industry, having many years of experience in both government offices and private firms particularly in the field of small hydropower plants. He was previously Vice President-Engineering of Sunwest Water and Electric Co. He was a former Micro hydropower Specialist of AMORE-USAID. He started his career in the hydropower industry when he worked as Mini hydropower Specialist at the National Electrification Administration. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the East.
Christopher John A.D. Tiu
President and CEO of Blue Energy Holdings and Management Inc. He is also the President and CEO of Solar Eagle Renewables Corporation, a builder and operator of solar farms in the Philippines. In the advertising sector, he is a Co-Founder and Director of Vlink Interactive, a billboard operator and value added advertising services provider, and Quick Brown Fox, a media placement agency. He is also Co-Founder and Director of various Food & Beverage ventures including Happy Lemon Philippines, which operates 25 stores nationwide, Eric Kayeser Philippines and Tampopo Philippines. He also serves as Director of Keorim Holdings, an owner of foreign F&B franchise stores. He is also the Founder of Charis Foundation, a non-profit organization which promotes youth leadership and formation. Aside from being a professional basketball player, he was one of the 2013 The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardees for Youth Leadership Development. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering and a minor in Chinese Studies from Atenedo de Manila University.
Harald R. Tomintz
Senior Advisor of Repower Energy Development Corporation. He is also the President of Rekom Manila Corporation and the Board Supervisor of Zhangzhou Stronghold Steelworks Corp. He is also the Chairman of Coal Asia Holdings, Inc. His past positions include being President of VATECH Phils., Inc., member of the Executive Committee and Director of Semirara Coal Corporation, and Director of Ferrochrome Philippines. Additionally, he led the Project Management for the 80MW AGUS 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant, led the Joint Cooperation for Technical Work with National Power Corporation for the 255MW Pulangi IV Hydo Electric Power Project, was Project Manager for the 345MW San Roque HEPP from, and provided technical assistance to the 360MW Magat Hydro Electric Power Project from 1989-2005. He holds a degree in Mechanial Engineering from SZA Vienna.
Rudy P. Brioso
Senior Consultant of Pure Energy's subsidiary, Repower Energy Development Corporation. Recently retired from the National Power Corporation (NPC), he has from 2012 served as NPC Vice President for Mindanao Power Generation. He has over 40 years of experience with power generation. He joined NPC in 1975, initially as an electrical engineering aide in the Butuan Substation and rose from the ranks. His longest stint was being the Plant Manager of Pulangi IV Hydroelectric Power Plant. Under his leadership, the plant prospered and was certified to ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2005 and OHSAS 1800:2007, the first hydropower plant in the Philippines to receive such certification. It also earned recognition in the Asia Electricity Awards in Mumbai, India. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree , major in electrical engineering from the Diplomat Cebu Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Management from the Asian Institute of Management. He passed the Electrical Engineering board in 1973, and the CESO V exam in 2010.
Ryan T. Yapkianwee
President and CEO of Pure Energy’s subsidiary, Tubig Pilipinas Group, Inc. Ryan is a Licensed Civil Engineer that placed in the upper 1 percent of all the examinees during the 2005 Civil Engineering Board exams. He graduated from De Lasalle University with a degree in Civil Engineering and a sub specialization in Structural Engineering. Having also gone thru work experience in the field of construction and project management, Ryan decided to concentrate in the field of design. He worked with the Top Local Structural Firm in the Philippines (Sy2 + Associates) for 10 years and eventually led the design team of the company. He has also given numerous lectures and talks on engineering for prestigious schools and organizations such as De Lasalle University, Junior Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Local Government of Makati and the Civil Engineering Society among others. He is currently the President and COO of Tubig Pilipinas Group Inc. He also serves as a director for Quadcore Construction and Development Corp, Green Apple Technologies & Systems Inc, Treehouse Properties Corp and RYC Dining. He is also currently an elected official for the Makati LGU and serves as the treasurer for the Association of Barangay health officials. He brings a broad range of experience from different industries ranging from utilities, construction, consultancy, IT, property development, F&B and lastly, public service.
Manny M. Vergel III / Vergel3 Consult, Inc.
Senior Technical Consultant of Pure Energy’s subsidiary, Repower Energy Development Corporation. He is the only Filipino World Bank Consultant for Mini-Hydropower and is recognized as the father of the mini-hydropower industry in the Philippines. He is also an in-house consultant of the Department of Energy and National Electrification Administration, where he teaches and guides their personnel on project evaluation; and is a lecturer of the Development Bank of the Philippines on 4 mini-hydro orientation seminars (1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004) conducted to train their personnel. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, a Masters in Engineering Water Resources, and an Master of Sciences in Environmental Planning, all from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where he currently lectures.
Vergel3 Consult is a multi-disciplined Engineering Consulting firm specializing in mini-hydro planning and design. Owned and Founded by Engineer Manny Vergel III in 1990, Vergel3 has project managed over 12 mini-hydro projects to date all over the country and abroad, it currently has several dozen feasibility studies, detailed engineering design studies and construction supervision projects ongoing.
Simplicio C. Belisario, Jr.
Chief Technical Consultant of Pure Energy’s subsidiary Tubig Pilipinas, as well as the President and Director of Bacolod Bulk Water Inc, and the Chairman of Princess Urduja Waterworks System, which owns and operates the Sual, Pangasinan and Labrador, Pangasinan waterworks systems. He has been in the water business for almost 50 Years. He initially started with the Local Water Utilities Administration (LUWA) as a Professional Engineer and rose through the ranks to become the Senior Deputy Administration of LUWA. In 2000 he started his own company, TGV Builders Inc. of which he sits as Chairman of the board. He is concurrently also the Chairman, and President of Waterfor Calasiao Inc, which owns and operates the Calasiao water system. In Civil Service, he is Career Executive Service Board, Corporate Career Executive and Civil Service Career Professional, Eligible. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines.
Donaldo I. Palomar
Don is the advisor and Senior Technical Consultant of Pure Energy’s subsidiaries Tubig Pilipinas Group, Inc. and Bacolod Bulk Water Inc. He has been in the water business all his professional life and has more than 30 years of experience in water services. He worked with Local Water Utilities Administration for 20 years, initially as a resident engineer, then as the project manager for foreign assisted projects. In 1999, he moved into the private sector. From 1999-2005, he was the COO and GM of Bonifacio Water Corporation in Fort Bonifacio. In 2005, he ventured into consultancy and formed his own Dipalomar Consultancy Services, Inc. He was the Water Supply Consultant for the World Bank-NEDA Philippine Water Sector Financing Framework Project, the Water Supply Specialist for the World Bank-DPWH Development of Institutional Arrangement with Water Supply and Sanitation Providers, the Project Management consultant for the Tagaytay Bulk Water Supply Project, and the water supply expert for the MWSS Rate Rebasing Project. He has a Master of Business Administration from the Academy of Management and Economics, a Bachelor of Science Major in Environmental Sanitary Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science Major in Civil Engineering both from the Mapua Institute of Technology. He passed the Civil Engineering Board in 1980.
Elsa D. Mejia
Advisor and Collection Solution Specialist of Pure Energy's subsidiary, Tubig Pilipinas. She is concurrently the CEO of Impart Waterworks & Development Corp., a company which provides underprivileged persons and informal settlers access to sustainable, potable and safe water. In 2008, she was named by the Asian Development Bank as one of the water Champions of the Philippines. She is also the President of the Association of Small Water Providers (2007 - Present), and the President of the National Water and Sanitation Association of the Philippines (2007 - Present).
She is a World Bank Consultant for water vending and has had numerous talks during water conventions around the world, including the World Water Forum, International Water Forum, South Africa Water Dialogue, United Nations Commission on Human Rights convention on water as a Human Right. She has over 20 years of experience in managing water services in partnership with LGU's and GOCC's. She owns the Malasiqui Bulk Water and Distribution System, as well as several community water distribution systems around Metro Manila. She formerly owns Southville Binan Water Co. until she sold it to Ayala's Laguna AAA Water Corp.
Justito C. Fernandez
Senior Consultant of Pure Energy’s subsidiary, Pure Geothermal Inc. He has over 40 years of experience in the exploration, assessment, development and operation of geothermal resources. He started his career in Geothermal in 1974 as a Drilling Supervisor for Tiwi Geothermal Project with Philippine Geothermal Inc. (PGI). He was then promoted to Area Geologist for Tiwi in 1977 and eventually became District Geologist for both Tiwi and Makban Geothermal Projects. He was also appointed as District Development Geologist with Union Geothermal Indonesia from 1981 to 1983. He returned to PGI in 1977 as District Exploration and Development Geologist and held other positions such as Manager for Materials and Purchasing from 1984 – 1987; as Field Manager, Tiwi Geothermal Field from 1987 - 1988, as Manager for Human Resources from 1988 - 1991; as Manager for Business Operations from 1991 – 1993, as Manager for Special Projects from 1993 to 1994 and as Group Manager for Corporate Business Planning; Information Technology and Accounting & Finance from 1994 – 1996. He provided consultancy services for Project Valuation, Financial Modelling & Business Planning from 1996 to present. During the last five years, Mr. Fernandez provided numerous consultancy services for both Maibarara Geothermal, Inc. (MGI) and Chevron Geothermal Philippines Holdings, (CGPHI). He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of the Philippines in 1964 and graduated from the Asian Institute of Management with Master’s Degree on Business Management (MBM) in 1991.
Wilson C. Clemente
Senior Consultant of Pure Energy’s subsidiary, Pure Geothermal Inc. He has over 33 years of experience in the exploration, assessment, development and operation of geothermal resources. He started in 1979 as a Wellsite Geologist in the Exploration and Development Department of Unocal. He held various positions with increasing responsibility in the department including Senior Geologist, Mak-Ban Area Geologist and Assistant Exploration Manager. He was appointed Tiwi Resource Process Manager in 1995 and then Tiwi Operations Manager in 2001. He was promoted to VP, Mak-Ban Asset the following year. In 2006, he was appointed Manager of Tiwi Asset after Chevron acquired Unocal. As Principal Consultant of WC Clemente Consulting and Management Services, he assembled and presented training courses for Resource Management personnel of Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc. from July 2014 to present. He currently provides consultancy services to Chevron Kalinga Ltd., Kalinga LGUs and the DOE for the Kalinga Renewable Service Contract since January 2015 to present. He also provided consultancy services from June to September, 2013 for the Department of Tourism in the evaluation of low temperature geothermal resources for development as tourist spots and resorts. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of the Philippines in 1974. In 1990, he obtained a degree in Geothermal Technology from the University of Auckland graduating top of his class.