Ferdinand M. Dela Cruz
Education and Trainings:
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude, University of the Philippines
- Ranked 10th in the 1987 Mechanical Engineering Board Licensure Examinations
Membership in the Board of Listed Companies:
- Manila Water Company, Inc. (Ayala Group)
Membership in the Board of Non-Listed Companies:
- Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc.
- Manila Water International Solutions, Inc.
- Manila Water Total Solutions Corp.
- Clark Water Corporation
- Boracay Island Water Company, Inc.
- Laguna AAAWater Corporation
- Manila Water Foundation, Inc.
- Manila Water Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
- Manila Water South Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.
- Thu Duc Water Holdings Pte. Ltd.
- Kenh Dong Water Holdings Pte. Ltd.
- Manila South East Asia Water Holdings Pte. Ltd.
- Manila Water Indonesia Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Positions in Other Organizations and Corporations:
- Chairman of Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc., Manila Water International Solutions, Inc., Manila Water Total Solutions Corp., Clark Water Corporation, Boracay Island Water Company, Inc. and Manila Water Foundation, Inc.
- Vice Chairman of Laguna AAAWater Corporation
- Managing Director of Ayala Corporation
Prior to Mr. Dela Cruz’s recent appointment, he was Chief Operating Officer for Manila Water Operations (Manila Concession), President of Manila Water Total Solutions Corporation and President of the Manila Water Foundation. He joined Manila Water in July 2011 as the East Zone Business Operations Group Director and was concurrently Group Director for Corporate Strategic Affairs starting December 2011.
Before joining Manila Water, Mr. Dela Cruz was the head of Consumer Sales Group and the Consumer Sales and After Sales Group of Globe Telecom for two years, and was head of its Wireless Business Group for nearly seven years from October 2002 to June 2009. Prior to that, he was the President and General Manager of Kraft Foods (Philippines) Inc. for more than a year and the same company’s Country General Manager for its various operating companies in Indonesia for two years.
Mr. Dela Cruz also held senior leadership roles in Ayala Land, San Miguel Brewing Philippines, Inbisco Philippines and Unilever Philippines. He started his working career as a Junior Engineer in DCCD’s Mechanical Engineering Division in 1986.
Luis Juan B. Oreta
Mr. Oreta joined Manila Water Company in January 1, 2009. He provides operational and strategic support to the organization through his supervision of the Corporate Finance and Governance Group that covers Financial Planning, Controllership & Analysis, Financial Accounting, Fixed Assets, Projects and Regulatory Accounting, Treasury & Enterprise Risk and Insurance Management, Tax Management, Procurement & Contracts Management, Materials Planning & Inventory, Supply Chain Services, Legal & Corporate Governance, Internal Audit, Corporate Planning & Investor Relations.
He is part of the Senior Leadership Team of Manila Water. He is the Chairman and President of Manila Water Consortium, Chairman of the Board of Controllers of Kenh Dong Water Joint Stock Company and Chairman of the Board of Cebu Manila Water Development Corporation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the following domestic and international subsidiaries and affiliates of the company: Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc., Laguna AAAWater Corporation, Boracay Island Water Company, Inc., Clark Water Corporation, Manila Water Total Solutions Corporation, Manila Water International Solutions, Inc., Manila Water Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Manila Water South Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., Thu Duc Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Thu Duc B.O.O. Corporation, and Saigon Water Infrastructure Corporation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Manila Water Foundation, Inc.
He also holds the following positions:
- Concurrently the Compliance Officer of Manila Water Company Inc. and Group Director for Corporate Finance and Governance Group of Manila Water
- CFO and Treasurer of Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc., Boracay Island Water Company, Inc. and Manila Water Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Oreta has been with the Ayala Group for over thirty (30) years and started his involvement with the Ayala Group at the Bank of the Philippine Islands where he worked in various capacities in commercial and investment banking from October 1983 to March 1997. Prior to his appointment as Manila Water CFO, Mr. Oreta was Managing Director of Ayala Corporation - Strategic Planning Group from March 1997 to 2008 and was CFO of Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. until December 2008. He made significant contributions to Ayala’s strategic initiatives and has been actively involved in financial planning at both subsidiary and group levels.
He is the recipient of the ING-FINEX CFO of the Year Award in 2015.
Mr. Oreta graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics. He has a Master in Business Administration degree from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Management.
Virgilio C. Rivera, Jr.
Mr. Rivera has been with the Ayala Group for 30 years and has held various appointments with Ayala Corporation, one of the Philippines’ oldest and largest conglomerates. He holds the rank of a Managing Director seconded to Manila Water Company, Inc. as Chief Operating Officer for New Business Operations. In this role, he acquired extensive experience in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the water industry and successfully managed price reviews during the past 20 years for Manila Water.
Mr. Rivera concurrently serves as the President and CEO of Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc. (MWPV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Water which houses the following subsidiaries in the Philippines: Laguna AAAWater Corporation, Clark Water Corporation, Boracay Island Water Company, Inc., Cebu Manila Water Consortium, Inc., Cebu Manila Water Development, Inc., Davao del Norte Water, Zamboanga Water Company, Inc., Obando Water Consortium Holdings Corporation, Bulacan MWPV Development Corporation, and Calasiao Water Company, Inc. He is also the President and CEO of Manila Water Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MWAP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Water in Singapore and holds directorships in the subsidiaries of MWAP in Singapore, Indonesia, and Viet Nam, namely, Thu Duc Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Kenh Dong Water Holdings, Pte. Ltd., Saigon Water Infrastructure Corporation, Manila Water Indonesia Holdings Pte. Ltd., and Manila South East Asia Water Holdings Pte. Ltd. As the key officer of MWPV and MWAP, he provides the overall strategy for new business operations and new business development as the Company expands its core business to new geographies in the Philippines, other countries in the South East Asia region, and other emerging markets in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and South America regions.
Moreover, he sits as an Independent Director of the Toilet Board Coalition, the world’s first multi-discipline coalition of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and non-profit organizations that aims to develop commercially sustainable and scalable solutions to the sanitation crisis. He is currently leading a team in the implementation of portable toilet solution in Laguna, the first in the region.
Mr. Rivera is a founding member of the Academy of Regulatory Professionals, a community of recognized experts who dedicate themselves to the understanding of regulatory issues and practices and developing new knowledge and mutual professional growth, organized by the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida.
He also acts as Adjunct Professor in the Global Change Institute (GCI) of The University of Queensland, Australia. The Institute is an independent source of game-changing research, ideas and advice for solving the challenges of a rapidly changing world. GCI works to address the impacts of climate change, technological innovation and population growth through collaborative research.
In 2016, Mr. Rivera has been honored as an International Water Association (IWA) Fellow, a program that recognizes an individual’s sustained outstanding contribution to the water profession. Out of the 190 IWA Fellows worldwide, he is the first Filipino to be included in the prestigious group. Being conferred the distinction of an IWA Fellow represents a high honor bestowed upon an individual by the Association.
His achievements have earned him distinction as a valuable resource person in international conferences on infrastructure privatization, regulation and PPP initiatives sponsored by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, IWA, Singapore Public Utilities Board, academic institutions such as TERI and Stanford University, and host national governments in emerging countries.
Mr. Rivera has extensive experience in general management, strategic planning, regulatory/public policy management including price review and PPP contract negotiations and international business development. These experiences of Mr. Rivera are the contributors to the extension of the concession contract of and enhanced profitability of Manila Water. On employee engagement, Mr. Rivera also acted as Chairman of the Company management's negotiating panel for the 2006 and 2008 collective bargaining agreements.
Mr. Rivera holds two university degrees in Economics and Behavioral Science from the University of Santo Tomas. He also completed graduate-level course work in MS Economics from the De La Salle University. In 2011, he completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. His book on Manila Water, Tap Secrets: The Manila Water Story, An Exercise in Successful Utility Reform in Urban Water Sector, was published by the Asian Development Bank in 2014.
Geodino V. Carpio
Mr. Carpio is the Chief Operating Officer for Manila Water Company, Inc. He also holds the position of President, Manila Water Foundation, and President of Manila Water Total Solutions.
Mr. Carpio joined Manila Water Company, Inc. in 1997 as Chief Information Officer. His responsibility as such included the implementation, operation and maintenance of Information Technology Infrastructure and applications for the Company’s head office, 8 business areas, and various operations facilities.
In 2004, he became Group Director for the Project Delivery Group (PDG) responsible for the formulation of strategy, planning and management of capital works for the Company. Since 2010, he has lead the Operations Group, ensuring the efficient and reliable operation of all treatment and primary conveyance facilities for water sources, drinking water and used water.
Mr. Carpio is also a member of the Board of Directors of Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc., Laguna AAAWater Corporation, Boracay Island Water Company, Inc., Clark Water Corporation, Manila Water International Solutions, Inc., Manila Water Total Solutions Corporation, Manila Water Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Manila Water South Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., Kenh Dong Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Thu Duc Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., and Kenh Dong Water Supply and Joint Stock Company. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees and the Vice President of Manila Water Foundation, Inc.
Before joining Manila Water, Mr. Carpio was the Vice President for Information Technology for the Marsman Group of Companies (1995 to 1997). In that role, Mr. Carpio was responsible for the IT planning and management for the four Marsman companies across thirty-two (32) branches nationwide.
He holds a B.S. in Physics Teaching degree, Cum Laude, from the Philippine Normal College in consortium with De La Salle University under the National Science Development Board Scholarship Grant and attended a Software Engineering Course under the Scholarship Grant from the Center for International Cooperation for Computerization in Tokyo, Japan in 1986.
Abelardo P. Basilio
Mr. Basilio has been with Manila Water for twenty (20) years and has held several appointments under various capacities within the company including Director of Technical Services Group, Group Director of East Zone Business Operations and a one-year stint as OIC Head of Corporate Regulatory Affairs Group while handling the Strategic Asset Management, Mr. Basilio’s current group, as its Group Director. Mr. Basilio joined Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems (MWSS) as a young cadet in 1984 and gained experience in utility operations which include hydraulic engineering, water treatment, distribution and network management. He later joined Manila Water in 1997. Currently, as the Strategic Asset Management Group Director, he provides comprehensive, holistic and integrated strategic plans that sets up the platform for capital investment, operation and maintenance of existing and new assets and the rationalization and disposal of assets.
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines under the university scholarship program. He completed a Management Development Program in Asian Institute of Management, Water Network Design and Modelling in Manchester, United Kingdom and SCADA/Telemetry Training in Singapore.
Thomas T. Mattison
Mr. Mattison has worked in the Utility industry for thirty-four (34) years, thirty-two (32) of which being in the Water Sector and two (2) of which being in the Electricity Sector. He was seconded to Manila Water in 1997 as Technical Manager for Maintenance Services and in 2007 as Reliability and Efficiency Consultant. In 2011, he became the Operations Support Services Director managing nine (9) diverse departments under the Operations Group.
In September 2013, Mr. Mattison was designated to lead the Corporate Project Management Group of the Company and he has since began transforming the function of the Group into a full engineering services provider. He is responsible for the management of the engineering and project delivery function within the Company as well as the management of the planning, design and construction of all Water, Used Water and Network capital projects. He was confirmed in the role effective March 1, 2015.
In August 1, 2017, Mr. Mattison has rejoined the Corporate Operations Group as the new Group Director.
Mr. Mattison graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (BEng Engineering).
Janine T. Carreon
Ms. Carreon joined Manila Water in 2009 as a Learning and Development Manager tasked to implement a comprehensive Leadership Development Program to support the growth trajectory of the company. After six months, her role was eventually expanded to cover recruitment, talent management and manpower planning and university management. Her key contribution to the company are the strengthening of the leadership development program, implementation of comprehensive competency framework down to job level competency maps, an on-line learning management system with capability to measure Human Capital proficiency of the company to support talent development and deployment, and the development and implementation of a Human Capital Masterplan to support our growth initiatives. She was also at the helm of implementing robust talent and succession management systems to support the CEO of the company. Through her leadership, talent management systems in the company were methodically placed and talent evaluation became science.
Ms. Carreon brings with her twenty-four (24) years of work experience in various line and Human Resources functions. She started her career in HR as a recruitment specialist in a manufacturing company and eventually moved on to Training and OD specialist role with Mercury Group of Companies. She moved to Avon Cosmetics in 1994 where she spent 15 years with the company, handling various roles of increasing responsibilities.
Ms. Carreon graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1992. She also took her Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations – major in Human Resource Management in the same university in 2000. Recently, she just earned a Certificate Program in Strategic Human Leadership thru eCornell of Cornell University in New York, USA and Advanced Organization Design in Ashridge Executive Education at Hult, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK.
Esmeralda R. Quines
Ms. Quines joined Manila Water Company in 1997 as Major Accounts Unit Manager and headed the 28-employee Key Accounts unit of the company. Since then, she held various leadership roles in the East Zone Operations: Customers Service Support Manager for Pasig and Cubao, Area Business Manager, overseeing Taguig-Pateros and Rizal Operations and Business Operations Head, overseeing all Business Areas.
Ms. Quines graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1984. She also completed Post-Graduate studies as part of the Management Development Program in AIM as well as the Emerging Ayala Group Leaders (EAGLE) Program for Ayala Executives.