Jose Victor Emmanuel A. de Dios
Mr. De Dios served as the Chief Executive Officer of Prime BMD Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Co. (“Oriental Petroleum”), Phoenix Petroleum Phils., Inc. (“Phoenix Petroleum”), and Bukas Finance Corp. Oriental Petroleum and Phoenix Petroleum are publicly listed oil and gas players in the Philippines.
He is also a Director of the International School Manila and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and an Independent Trustee of the Meralco Power Academy. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Nido Petroleum Foundation and the Chairman of the Economy Committee of the Makati Business Club.
From 2012 to 2020, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of GE Philippines, Inc., as Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of GE Oil & Gas Philippines, Inc., and as Chairman of the Board and President of GE Power and GE Lighting Philippines Inc.
From 2008 to 2012, Mr. De Dios held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nido Petroleum Ltd. (ASX:NDO), a publicly-listed oil and gas exploration and production company in Perth, West Australia and Manila, Philippines. He concurrently served as the President of Nido Petroleum Philippines, Pty Ltd.
Mr. De Dios also served as a Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (2018 to 2020), as Managing Director of Merritt Advisory Partners, Inc. (2006 to 2008), as Chairman of the Board of the Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corp. (2004 to 2005), and as Undersecretary of the Department of Energy (2001 to 2004).
Mr. De Dios graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of the Philippines in 1986. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the Ateneo School of Law. He also completed his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Harvard Law School in 1994.
Donato C. Almeda
Mr. Almeda is also a Director of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation and Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Inc. He is also a Director of Bloomberry Cruise Terminals Inc., MORE Electric & Power Corporation, and is the President of Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Inc. He is designated as Vice-Chairman for Construction and Regulatory Affairs of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Inc., and Sureste Properties, Inc.
He served as President and CEO of Waterfront Philippines Inc. He also served as: President of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Waterfront Mactan Hotel and Fort Ilocandia Hotel, Managing Director of Waterfront Promotions Ltd. (a gaming company) and President of Insular Hotel in Davao.
He earned his Industrial Engineering Degree from De La Salle University.
Roberto R. Locsin
Concurrently, Mr. Locsin is the Chairman of Aqua Centro MWPV Corp., Boracay Island Water Company, Inc., Bulacan MWPV Development Corp., Bulakan Water Company, Inc., Calasiao Water Company, Inc., Calbayog Water Company, Inc., Clark Water Corporation, Davao del Norte Water Infrastructure Company, Inc., Filipinas Water Holdings Corp., Leyte Water Company, Inc., Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc., MWPV South Luzon Water Corp., Manila Water Total Solutions Corp., and Tagum Water Company, Inc. He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of Laguna AAAWater Corporation, and as a Trustee of Manila Water Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Locsin also serves as a director of the following subsidiaries that are registered in Singapore: Kenh Dong Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Manila South East Asia Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Manila Water Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Manila Water South Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., and Thu Duc Water Holdings Pte. Ltd.Mr. Locsin is also a graduate of Master of Business Administration in General Management and Finance at (Boston College) Arthur D. Little School of Management and Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences at the De La Salle University in the Philippines.
Gigi Iluminada T. Miguel
Prior to joining Manila Water Company, Inc., Ms. Miguel was the Vice President and Treasurer of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), Director of Pakistan International Container Terminal, Director of Manila North Harbour Port, Inc., and Director and Treasurer of Falconer Aircraft Management. She has been with ICTSI for thirteen years and has been part of its massive geographical expansion just as the world was beginning to emerge out of the great recession of 2007 – 2009 and build a global portfolio of 34 terminals in 20 countries.
In 2008, she served as the Liability and Capital Director where she ensured a value-accretive capital structure that supported transformational acquisitions and greenfield construction projects. Through her years with ICTSI, Ms. Miguel provided solid leadership and played a significant role in enabling its growth as a truly Filipino global company.Ms. Gigi Miguel was with China Banking Corporation prior to joining ICTSI in 2008 and was in the wholesale banking space for seventeen years. She graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Philippines in 1990, and she earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 2000.
Abelardo P. Basilio
Mr. Basilio has been with Manila Water for twenty-four (24) years and has served the Company in various capacities including as Director of Technical Services Group, Group Director of East Zone Business Operations, Group Director for Strategic Asset Management, Group Director for Subsidiary Operations, Data Protection Officer, and Head of Corporate Regulatory Affairs Group. He is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team of Manila Water.
Mr. Basilio serves as a Director of Leyte Water Company, Inc. He also serves as Director and President of Manila Water Total Solutions, Corp.
Mr. Basilio joined the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems (MWSS) as a young cadet in 1984 and gained experience in utility operations, hydraulic engineering, water treatment, distribution, and network management. He joined Manila Water when MWSS was privatized in 1997.
Mr. Basilio holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines under the university scholarship program. He completed various executive programs a Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management, Water Network Design and Modelling in Manchester, United Kingdom and SCADA/Telemetry Training in Singapore.
Melvin John M. Tan
Melvin John M. Tan is the Chief Operating Officer for Non-East Zone and International Businesses of Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWC), a listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:MWC). He is concurrently the Market Sector Lead for Water of MWC’s parent company, Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (Prime Infra), the core infrastructure arm of the Razon Group.
Mr. Tan oversees Manila Water’s businesses outside the East Zone through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc. (MWPV), Manila Water Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MWAP) and Manila Water Total Solutions, Inc. (MWTS) where he serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer. He likewise sits on the Board of the following Philippine companies as its President and Director: Bulacan MWPV Development Corp. (BMDC), Clark Water Corporation (Clark Water), Filipinas Water Holdings, Corp., MWPV South Luzon Water Corp., Boracay Island Water Company, Inc. (Boracay Water), Calbayog Water, Davao del Norte Water Infrastructure Company, Inc. and Leyte Water Company, Inc.; as Chairman and Director of Cebu Manila Water Development, Inc., Manila Water Consortium Inc., and as Director of Bulakan Water Company, Inc., and Laguna AAAWater Corporation (Laguna Water).
Mr. Tan also sits on the Board of the following overseas entities: Manila Water South Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., Manila Southeast Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., Thu Duc Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., and Kenh Dong Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Public Company, Ltd. (East Water).
Fresh out of college, Mr. Tan joined Manila Water’s cadetship training program (management trainee) in 2002 where he held various roles across the enterprise i.e., Territory Manager, Operations Manager – Bonifacio Water Corporation, General Manager and COO – Boracay Island Water Company and Laguna AAAWater Corporation. He obtained his Economics and MBA degrees from the University of the Philippines in 2002 and 2008 respectively; Juris Doctor units from the Ateneo Law School, and short development programs from the United States and Europe.
Janine T. Carreon
Ms. Carreon is an HR leader with strong line management experience in HR, sales and operations. She started her career in recruitment in a manufacturing company and later, moved to training and organization development at Mercury Group of Companies supporting the Mercury Drug business unit. She spent 15 years of her career at Avon Cosmetics, Inc. where she handled various roles of increasing responsibilities in learning and development, change management, leadership roles in sales and business operations, and a global assignment in Avon New York, USA.
She joined Manila Water Company in 2009 where she further honed her HR career, impacting the company’s HR strategy in the areas of talent management, leadership development, strategic staffing, succession management, change management, organizational design and development, and labor relations.
Ms. Carreon earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 1992. She completed her master’s degree in Industrial Relations, major in Human Resource Management from UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR) in 2000. She earned her certificate course in Strategic HR Leadership from Cornell University in 2016 and she is a SHRM-SCP (http://bcert.me/sapbmrrgt) and AGILE HR certified practitioner.
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 Business Areas, Area Business Manager for Taguig-Pateros Business Area and Rizal Business Area, and as Business Operations Head, overseeing all the 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.
Liwayway T. Sevalla
Ms. Sevalla has over 30 years IT Experience, spanning several industries such as Telecommunications, Investment Banking, Technology and Offshore IT Shared Services, and Water Utility.
She joined Manila Water in October 2016, responsible for all functions of Information Technology. She is also the enterprise Data Protection Officer (DPO).
Prior to Manila Water, Ms. Sevalla was with Macquarie Investment Bank as Associate Director from 2011 to 2016, where she was responsible for the Delivery of offshore IT functions for the Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) and Corporate Asset Financing (CAF) business units, out of the Manila Offshore Services. She also pioneered the setup of the Philippine Delivery Center of the Hongkong-based PCCW Solutions.
Ms. Sevalla also spent 16 years in the telecommunications industry, having worked in various companies such as Globe Telecom, Inc. where she last held the position of Head of Delivery and Integration, and Bayan Telecommunications as Assistant Vice President (AVP)/ Head of IT Business Applications.
Ms. Sevalla graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines Visayas with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Sevalla completed Computer Programming/Systems Design at the National Computer Institute, and Management Development Program at Asian Institute of Management. Ms. Sevalla is a certified Project Management Professional, and Scrum Master.
Maidy Lynne B. Quinto
Ms. Quinto has been with Manila Water for 20 years and has held various appointments lending a wealth of experience in project management, business operations, strategic asset planning and general management. She currently serves as the Group Director for Subsidiary Operations in Manila Water Philippine Ventures.
She currently serves as a director of Boracay Island Water Company, Inc., Bulacan MWPV Development Corp., Bulakan Water Company, Inc., Calbayog Water Company, Clark Water Corporation, Davao del Norte Water Infrastructure Company, Inc., Filipinas Water Holdings Corp., Laguna AAAWater Corporation, Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc., MWPV South Luzon Water Corp., and Tagum Water Company, Inc.,
She is also the President of Aqua Centro MWPV Corp., Calasiao Water Company, Inc., Inc., Ecowater MWPV Corp., Manila Water Technical Ventures, Inc., Metro Ilagan Water Company, Inc., North Luzon Water Company, Inc., Obando Water Company, Inc., and Zamboanga Water Company, Inc.
Ms. Quinto previously held the roles of Group Director for Corporate Project Management, as well as General Manager (GM)/Chief Operating Officer concurrent North Luzon Regional Business Cluster Head for Clark Water Corporation, where she played an important role in the growth of the organization in terms of financials, service coverage and business expansions.
She also held the Strategic Asset Planning Department Head role where she developed Capital Expenditures program strategies to deliver business and regulatory commitment, and Area Business Manager role where she managed the business operations of the business area composed of at least 130,000 water service connections from Marikina City, and San Mateo and Rodriguez in Rizal province.
In 1999, she first joined Manila Water as part of the first batch of the Cadetship Training Program. Her first role was Territory Manager in San Juan-Mandaluyong Business Area and then she became a Senior Territory Manager in year 2001. She also acted as a Project Manager in 2005 before assuming her role as Strategic Asset Planning Department Head in 2008.
Ms. Quinto was also awarded the Manila Water Grand Huwarang Manggagawa Award in 2001. Across the years, she has assumed various roles of increasing responsibilities across the company and has consistently shown excellent performance and dedication in her craft. Among her key contributions include leading the development and implementation of the framework agreements among engineering consortia.
Ms. Quinto holds two university degrees from Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila. She completed a graduate-level Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1998. And in 2004, she completed the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering. She is a licensed Civil Engineer and Sanitary Engineer.
Arnold Jether A. Mortera
Mr. Mortera is one of Manila Water’s seasoned talents with deep technical expertise in all aspects of Operations from headworks, network management, production planning, treatment, and distribution. Mr. Mortera has a wealth of experience in the operations and maintenance of water systems, non-revenue water management, business development, project management, asset management, and business continuity planning. He started his career with the MWSS in 1983 as a Junior Engineer, specifically tasked to manage the reduction of non-revenue water and various operational roles in water facilities.
When MWSS was privatized in 1997, Mr. Mortera joined Manila Water as a Senior Engineer for Network Services. He became the Division Manager for Operations Management (Local and International) in 2009-2011, heading the Operation of Water Supply and Wastewater Departments. He was responsible for the success of the Non-Revenue Water Reduction Performance-based contract with SAWACO in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He also served as consultant for strategic planning and development of the master plan for Boracay Water and Laguna Water. Mr. Mortera was also part of Manila Water’s international and local new business development initiatives as Chief Technical Officer from 2011-2015. He later became the New Business Development Head from 2015-2017 and Regional Business Cluster Head. In 2018, he led the Used Water Operations as its Division Head.
He was appointed as Acting Group Director for Operations in April 2019 and was confirmed as such in January 2020. He is responsible for ensuring the continuity and reliability of water and used water services, including water source management, treatment, and efficient distribution to customers in the East Zone.
Mr. Mortera earned his degree in Civil Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology. He has completed academic units for his Master’s in Management at the Philippine Christian University Manila. He also completed the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management.
Robert Michael N. Baffrey
Mr. Baffrey has over 20 years of experience in General Management, Business Development, Product Innovation, Used Water Operations and Civil Design and Modeling. As the Group Director of Corporate Project Management of Manila Water in head office, he oversees the following departments: Project Management Office, Construction Management Department, Project Stakeholder Engagement Department, Project Management Department, Engineering Department, Quality Assurance Department, and Safety Solutions Department.
Early in his career with Manila Water, he worked as a Project Manager where he had the opportunity to execute Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) projects for the company. He was the Project Manager for some of the used water projects such as Olandes, Poblacion, East Avenue, and Capitolyo Sewage Treatment Plants and Networks. All together, these have a combined capacity of 41 million liters per day, projected to benefit 15,000 households in the cities of Marikina, Makati, Quezon and Pasig.
After his stint as Project Manager, Mr. Baffrey led the Used Water Department where he oversaw the operations of 32 used water treatment plants, including compliance to discharge standards and continuous improvement. He likewise ensured that Manila Water is at par with global standards on used water operations and technology. He also led innovations initiatives when he was assigned to Manila Water Total Solutions.
Prior to his appointment as Group Director for Corporate Project Management, he was assigned as Acting Group Director for Subsidiary Operations in April 2019 concurrent to his role as General Manager for Clark Water Corporation and Regional Business Development Head for North Luzon.
Before he joined Manila Water, Mr. Baffrey worked as a Civil Engineer at CRW Engineering Group, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A. He was a Design Engineer and Inspector for general civil projects and provided technical support for various water, wastewater, roadway, trail, and drainage improvement projects. He also developed sanitation facility master plans, feasibility studies, and business plans for rural communities in Alaska.
Mr. Baffrey graduated with a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines. He is also a member of the International Water Association and the American Water Works Association.
Evangeline M. Clemente
Ms. Clemente was a member of the pioneer batch of the Company’s Cadetship Program. She has over 20 years of significant experience in the areas of master planning, program, management, project and business development, operations, technical services, innovations and organizational transformation. She has a solid track record of successful management with a reputation for delivering objectives and targets by providing strategic directions from diverse perspectives through positive leadership.
As Group Director for Strategic Asset Management, she develops the water and wastewater master plans encompassing all existing and future assets of the East Zone, directly supporting short- and long-term business objectives, service obligations and customer engagement.
Previously, she also headed Supply Chain Management leading the the strategic procurement of all infrastructure, projects, commodities and services for Manila Water Operations, inclusive of managing vendors, bidding, award, inventories and warehouses. She was also Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of Manila Water Total Solutions, Corp., and built new growth pipelines for future core businesses. She also served as Head of Product Innovation and Development prior to her appointment as OIC. She also led the Productivity and Growth Team which conceptualized and implemented transformation programs and projects geared towards the development of a new operating model for Manila Water Operations. She served as Head of the Technical Services Division from 2013 until 2016, and managed the operations, optimization and solutioning spanning energy utilization and contracting, system monitoring and analytics, laboratory services and innovations for all operational water and wastewater facilities. During her stint as Head of Laboratory Services, she increased operating efficiency, profit, and also launched water quality forensics, water quality database and incident management for proactive responses on water quality from dams to plants to distribution systems including byproducts disposal. She also served as Program Manager from 2008 to 2011, where she developed and managed the implementation of about US$120 million worth of wastewater projects under the World Bank-funded Manila Third Sewerage Project (MTSP).
Ms. Clemente is a licensed chemist. She earned her degree in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines. She is also a Lean Six Sigma and PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) practitioner, and a certified Scrum Master. She is also a member of the International Water Association and a Certified Professional in Purchasing.
Silverio Benny J. Tan
Atty. Tan is a partner, and was managing partner in 2013 to 2015, in the law firm Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos. He is chairman of the Board of Mapfre Insular Insurance Corporation. He is a director and corporate secretary of Prime Metroline Holdings, Inc., Bravo International Port Holdings Inc., Alpha International Port Holdings Inc., Eiffle House Inc., Cyland Corp., Industries Philippines Inc., Negros Perfect Circles Food Corp., and Razon & Co. Inc. He is also a director of the following companies: Celestial Corporation, Skywide Assets Ltd., Monte Oro Minerals (SL) Ltd., and Dressline Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
He is the corporate secretary of several companies including: Sureste, BRHI, MORE Electric & Power Corporation, Lakeland Village Holdings Inc., Devoncourt Estates Inc., Apex Mining Company Inc. Monte Oro Resources & Energy Inc., Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Inc., Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc., and OSA. He is the assistant corporate secretary of ICTSI and ICTSI Ltd.
Atty. Tan holds a Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines College Iloilo. Atty. Tan placed third in the 1982 Philippine Bar exams.
Gerardo M. Lobo II
Atty. Lobo joined Manila Water Company, Inc. on March 16, 2006. He provides legal advice to the Company particularly on all legal and compliance matters including labor and management issues and employee concerns. He reviews all contracts or agreements entered into by the Company and ensures that its business interests are amply protected. He also checks and evaluates interpretative or advisory opinions pertaining to the operations of and all matters affecting the Company. Moreover, he provides corporate secretarial services which includes preparation of minutes and other documentation of board meetings and corporate housekeeping.
Atty. Lobo also serves as the Corporate Secretary of Boracay Island Water Company, Inc., Cebu Manila Water Development, Inc., Clark Water Corporation, Laguna AAAWater Corporation, Manila Water Consortium, Inc., Manila Water Foundation, Inc., Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc., and Zamboanga Water Company, Inc.
Before joining the Company, Mr. Lobo was a legal officer of Unimark Investments (SPV-AMC) Corporation. Prior to this, he was a senior associate at the Bengzon Tugade Escolin & Ungson Law Office (“Bengzon Law Firm”). He started his law career as an associate at Antonio H. Abad and Associates, the office of his law professor.
Mr. Lobo graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree major in Philosophy. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the same university. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
Rolando V. Caraig
Mr. Caraig has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of advisory, financial audit, IT audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, risk assessment and controls optimization using a cost-effective and collaborative approach. He was involved in auditing finance related processes, application systems and internal controls of companies belonging to the banking, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, education, retail, manufacturing and oil & gas industries for statutory, SOX, or internal audit purposes.
He started his audit career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Philippines in 1996 and joined Deloitte Singapore in 2005. In 2007, he rejoined PwC in Edinburgh, Scotland before becoming part of the Internal Audit Group of Cypress Semiconductor Philippine Headquarters Ltd. – Regional Operating Headquarters in September 2008.
At Cypress Semiconductor (acquired by Infineon Technologies), a chip manufacturing company based in Silicon Valley, he worked closely with the CFO and multiple department heads to support the business objectives and statutory audit requirement of the company that resulted in process improvements and efficiencies. He was exposed to key financial processes such as revenue recognition, purchasing and payments, inventory and corporate accounting. Outside his main role, he was also given the opportunity to co-manage the operations of the former Shared Service Center of the company.
In October 2019, he joined the Internal Audit-Corporate Function in Citibank N.A. Philippines to handle the audits of corporate related functions such as HR, Legal, Security and Realty Services processes.
Mr. Caraig is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He also passed the exams for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) administered by the EC-Council in August 2005. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from De La Salle University-Manila. He completed the Cypress Performance Academy (CYPA), a company sponsored mini-MBA course at Santa Clara University (SCU) in Santa Clara, California.