Atty. Arnel Paciano CasanovaView Full Bio
Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and CEO of Bases Conversion and Development Authority, a state-owned enterprise developing former US military bases into urban districts, freeports and economic zones, is involved in the development of Bonifacio Global City, the prime central business district in the Philippines and of Subic and Clark Freeport Zones. He is a founding executive council member of the Urban Land Institute-Philippines and Asia Society’s Young Leader.
He has degrees in Law, English Studies and Urban Planning from University of the Philippines and Master in Public Administration (Finance) from Harvard Kennedy School.
He received the Philippine Legion of Medal for his work in the peace process.
Dennis WrightView Full Bio
Dennis Wright is the President and Chief Executive of Peregrine Development International. He founded Peregrine following a highly successful career in both Government and Industry. Prior to forming Peregrine, he was a Vice President for KBR, the leading Engineering and Construction company in the U.S. and the 7th largest Defense Contractor. He was responsible for the development of all public sector market strategies, planning and analysis, business development, branding, advertising, communications and public relations for a $5B business segment. In January 2003, Dennis led KBR’s international strategic initiative to establish a new Middle East corporate office during the Iraq war and led the post‐war reconstruction efforts, including direct liaison with U.S. Reconstruction Offices. As Vice President of the new Mid‐East regional office he developed strategies supporting a $4B revenue base and captured over $2B in new work. He also served as Account Manager for U.S. Navy and Defense programs.
After creating Peregrine, Dennis won new work in the Kuwait, Iraq and throughout the Middle East creating a solid foundation for the new company. Dennis then led the company’s initiative to bring Busch Gardens and Sea World to Dubai to build the regions first major western branded theme parks. He then took the company to Southeast Asia where he conceived and secured the development of a 177 hectare green-field Logistics and Business Park in the Philippines valued in excess of $3.0 billion financed by a major Kuwait investment company. This project, in which Peregrine is the Prime Contractor and Developer, has captured international attention because of its magnitude as because it is the country’s single largest foreign direct real estate investment.
Dennis was a Captain in the U.S. Navy and a professional Logistician, where he advanced from Storekeeper, Line Officer, Supply Officer and culminating his career as Commander of one of the largest Defense Agencies in the DOD. He has conducted operations around the world, including residing in Japan for four years and being responsible for contingency operations in the Balkans, Philippines and the Middle East. He has extensive Joint Service and Acquisition Management experience, including Commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency (International) where he directed an organization of 1100 personnel with 57 offices in 23 countries and $70 million annual budget. He was directly responsible for administering over $30 billion in contracts on behalf of DOD, NASA and foreign governments with direct personal interface with American Embassies, NATO, foreign governments and foreign industry executives. He is well versed in all aspects of commercial and defense based acquisition and especially FAR, DFARs, DCAA and DCMA based contracts.
Dennis is an internationally recognized expert in strategic planning, sales and marketing, business development, acquisition and and contract management, program and financial management, life cycle operations, maintenance and logistics. He has extensive experience with multiple U. S. government agencies, foreign governments, embassies, industry and trade associations, and has amassed a solid record of success marketing, capturing new business, directing change and leading organizational transformation. He is frequently sought after to speak at government and industry meetings and is an accomplished author.
Dennis holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Acquisition Management. He is an NCMA Fellow and Certified Professional Contracts Manager and DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting by the DOD. He is a Founding Board Member of the U.S. – Philippine Society; Chairman of the Board of the Clark Veterans Cemetery Restoration Association and the Bells of Sorrow Association.
Dr. Roberto de OcampoView Full Bio
Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo, former Secretary of Finance of the Philippines, became the first Filipino to receive the most internationally prestigious award to Finance Ministers, the “Global Finance Minister of the Year” award from Euromoney in 1995. In 1996, Euromoney named him as Asian Finance Minister of the Year. In 1997, he was again recognized as Asian Finance Minister of the year, this time by Asiamoney. He is known nationally and internationally for public and international finance, having been Chairman of the APEC and ASEAN Finance Ministers (at the onset of the Asian Financial Crisis whose meetings he chaired that resulted in the landmark Manila Framework that prescribed the steps to exit the crisis) as well as member of the Boards of Governors of World Bank, IMF, and the ADB. He was Secretary of Finance (1994-1998) during the presidency of Fidel V. Ramos, and was widely recognized as the principal architect of the resurgence of the Philippine economy whose achievement was hailed by the international finance community. Prior to these posts, he also served as Chairman and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines and led its rehabilitation such that it was recognized by the prestigious international Banker Magazine during his tenure as one of the “world’s soundest banks.”
He is the past president of the Asian Institute of Management having retired from that position in May 2006 and until recently was a member of the AIM Board of Trustees. At present he is the Chairman of the Philippine Veterans Bank and also Chairman of the Board of Advisers of the RFO Center for Public Finance & Regional Economic Cooperation, which is an ADB Regional Knowledge Hub.
Dr. de Ocampo is a recipient of many international and national honors. In September 2001, he was named to the Ordre National de la Legion d’ Honneur by the Republic of France with the rank of Chevalier for his successful efforts and initiatives to promote closer Philippine-France relations. On the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, he was conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his outstanding efforts in promoting Philippine-UK relations during his years in public service and more recently in his capacity as Chairman of the British Alumni Association. He has also been awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor, the highest honor conferred on Filipino civilians by the Republic of the Philippines in 1998 for his outstanding contributions to the country. He is one of the first ASEAN members of the Trilateral Commission, an international think-tank of distinguished global leaders and was also the first recipient of the Man of the Year Award from the Association of Development Finance Institutions of Asia Pacific (ADFIAP). He is a founding Partner of a Global Advisory Group (Centennial Group) based in Washington D.C. and is a Founding Director of a recently established Global Economic Forum: The Emerging Markets Forum. Dr. de Ocampo, who was the 1975 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardee in the field of National Economic Development for pioneering the Philippine rural electrification program, had been cited as one of the 500 Great Asians in 2001 and a recipient of several Baron’s Who’s Who awards. In 2004, he was elected to the Board of Advisors of the Conference Board, one of the world’s leading authorities in international business economics (based in New York). In 2006, Dr. de Ocampo was conferred with the Asian Human Resources Development Award by the Asia HRD Congress.
Dr. de Ocampo is a product of both De La Salle (grade school and high school) and Ateneo Universities. He received his MBA from the University of Michigan, a post-graduate diploma from the London School of Economics and has been conferred four Doctorates (Honoris Causa) by the De La Salle University in Business Administration, by the University of Angeles City in Public Administration, by the Philippine Women’s University in Laws, and by the San Beda College in Humane Letters.
Dr. de Ocampo had been and is Chairman and/or Board Member of several private companies both in the Philippines and abroad including, among others, the Centennial Group (Washington, D.C.), Centennial Asia Advisors Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines (ICCP) Group of Companies, Alaska Milk Corporation, United Overseas Bank, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Philippine Airlines, Meralco, Globe Telecom Inc., Philam Asset Management Inc., Metrobank, Seaboard Eastern Insurance Co., House of Investments, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinson’s Land Corporation, EEI Corporation, AES Corporation (Philippines) and Phinma Corporation, etc. He is presently Co-Vice Chairman of the Makati Business Club, a Past President of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and an Emeritus member of Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) who named its head office in his honor. He was recently elected as Board Director of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
He is married to Maria Carolina la O’, with whom he has two sons and two daughters. Dr. de Ocampo is a Taekwondo blackbelt, an avid golfer, and a classical guitar player.
Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr.View Full Bio
Member, APA, ULI, ICSC
Principal Architect-Urban Planner
Founder and Managing Partner
Architect and Urban Planner Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. has 40 years of experience in architecture and 38 years in planning. He was educated in Christ the King Seminary, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines and Harvard University. A registered APEC Architect, he founded Palafox Associates, the world-renowned architectural design and planning firm in the Philippines in 1989.
He led and managed his firm Palafox Associates in the planning of more than 14 billion square meters of land and the design and architecture of more than eight million square meters of building floor area in 37 countries. The firm has also received more than 200 awards and recognitions in the past 24 years, most notably as the first Filipino architectural firm included in the Top 500 Architectural Firms in the World of the London-based World Architecture Magazine in 1999, the only Southeast Asian architectural firm included in the list. For 2012, Palafox Associates ranks 89th in the list of the world’s largest practices and Top 8 in Leisure projects.
Palafox Associates became the first and only architectural, urban planning, interior design, and environmental design firm certified by TUV of Germany for Quality and Environmental Management Systems. BCI Asia has awarded Palafox Associates BCI Asia’s Market Leader in Architecture in the Philippines for nine consecutive years, from 2005 to 2013.
Arch. Palafox has been a recipient of several local and international awards. He is the first architect-urban planner president of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) in 2011 and president of the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) for 2013 and 2014. He is a Fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP). He has lectured in Harvard University, MIT, Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and in 16 other countries in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Arch. Palafox is an international associate/member of international organizations like the American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), American Planning Association (APA) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is the Country Representative for the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
On July 1, 2013, CTBUH headquartered in Chicago has elected Architect Palafox as one of its two new Fellows worldwide this year. Architect Palafox was also cited by Forbes Asia Magazine as one of the 48 Heroes of Philanthropy in Asia, one of four in the Philippines.
Last June, he guest lectured on Smart Cities of the Future in Berlin, Germany. He also attended Conferences on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in London, Urban Land and Real Estate Trends in San Diego, California and ICSC best practices in Las Vegas.
Last July, he went back to Harvard for the seventh time for his continuing education. This time on Master Planning and Sustainability.
Arnel GamboaView Full Bio
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Capt. Benjamin SolisView Full Bio
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Charlie P. Villaseñor, CPSMView Full Bio
Charlie Villaseñor is known as a procurement and supply management icon in the Asia region and for his mission and advancement in promoting ethics , sustainability and best practices in supply chain management. This is brought about thru his affiliations and service with PASIA, ITC (WTO/UN), IFPSM and Transprocure.
Charlie has multiple industry exposure in procurement and supply management notably oil & gas, manufacturing, telecom, financial services, transportation, construction and retail industries where he was formerly with companies like Caltex (Chevron Texaco), 3M, Coca-Cola and Ariba. He founded the B2B emarketplace funded by a consortium of the country’s six (6) multi-industry large business conglomerates in the Philippines. He is a multinational business leader. He travels and works around the globe in leading and supporting transformation initiatives.
Under his leadership, TransProcure has been cited with many awards and recognition such as the “Rising Star” on BPO-Procurement Services in 2004, “Most Innovative Business Process Outsourcing Company of the Year” in 2007, “Most Progressive Home Grown BPO Company” in 2008. Charlie bagged the prestigious award “Gawad Sinop Award /Purchasing Manager of the Year” in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded by Caltex Chairman as ethical and high performer executive of the year worldwide. In 2004, he was recognized as a “Pros to Know” by the Demand and Supply Chain Magazine, USA. He was also recognized in 2009 as the Leader in promoting the Philippines as a preferred Business Process Outsourcing hub in the global market by the Philippine BPO Industry during the 9th eServices Award.
He completing his doctorate (PhD) degree at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) where he also completed his Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) at the same Graduate School. He took LiaCom (Liberal Arts Commerce) at the same school majoring in Behavioral Science and Business Administration. In 2010, he was awarded outstanding alumni of the College of Arts and letters of UST.
Chairman, Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia
President and CEO, TransProcure Corporation
Managing Director, ADR ASEAN
Board Member, UN/WTO International Trade Center (ITC-MLS Program on Supply Chain)
Board of Director, International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (IFPSM)
Board of Advisor, Unibersidad Los Andes School of Management, Bogota, Colombia
Mobile Phone: +63 917 890 9371
David LeechiuView Full Bio
David assumed the position of Country Head of Jones Lang LaSalle in March 2008 with a commitment to steer the overall direction, strategy and growth of the company.
In his present capacity, David oversees a team of over 350 staff across the Philippines. His extensive relationships with key management of multinational firms and local companies are key factors to expand business opportunities for the company in the Philippine market.
Makati City, Philippines, July 2003 – March 2008
Makati City, Philippines, January 2001 – June 2003
Makati City, Philippines, January 1999 – January 2001
Makati City, Philippines, May 1998 – December 1998
Manila and Cebu, Philippines, June 1995 – May 1998
Manila, Philippines, May 1994 – June 1995
Education and Affiliations
June 1989 – March 1993
Bureau of Trade Regulations and Consumer Protection – Department of Trade and Industry, August 2003
Greg LindsayView Full Bio
Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker. He is a contributing writer for the Fast Company and an author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management studying mobility and connectivity, and also an affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Next American City, Time, Wired, New York, Slate, Marie Claire Italia, Travel+Leisure, Conde Nast Traveller, and Departures. He was previously a contributing writer for Fortune and an editor for Fortune and editor-at-large for Advertising Age. Mr. Lindsay speaks frequently about globalization, innovation, and the future of cities, most recently at the London School of Economics, the Institute for the Future, Intel Labs, the Museum of Modern Art, the World Policy Institute, the Asia Society, and Columbia University. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was on display at the MoMA from February through August 2012. He is currently working with UCLA’s cityLAB to re-imagine the economy and urbanism of the Ecuadorean Amazon. He’s been cited as an expert on the future of travel, technology and urbanism by The New York Times, USA Today, Salon, Congressional Quarterly, CNN, the BBC and NPR, and has advised Intel, Audi, FedEx, Teague, Andre Balazs Properties, and clients of Woliff Olins and Fathom + Hatch. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. Mr. Lindsay is a two-time Jeopardy! Champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).
Hon. Joseller “Yeng” GuiaoView Full Bio
Work Experience (Government and/or Private)
01 July 2004 – 30 June 2013
01 July 2001 – 30 June 2004
Membership in Civic Organization
Jeff AmiriView Full Bio
Jeff Amiri is ARINC Asia Pacific’s General Manager for Aviation, Security and Transportation, Systems Solutions. He is responsible for overseeing and leading all of the company’s aviation, security and transportation projects in the Asia Pacific region, as well as realizing the company’s long term strategy of expansion into the global airport business by leveraging on his experience in airport project engineering and marketing.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in project management and systems integration, systems engineering and P&L management. During that time, he assumed various roles in engineering management, project management and headed a division that managed large and complex airport integration projects in Asia Pacific.
Jeff is experienced in the management of large airport IT projects in the areas of hardware, software development and systems integration. Jeff’s team in Asia Pacific is responsible for the timely delivery of projects, cost management, system integration, operation and maintenance and managing the P&L for all airports in Asia Pacific Region.
Prior to rejoining ARINC, Jeff held responsibilities as a Project Director and Chief Systems Engineer. He was also a CEO of a consultancy firm where he led the team in the overall profitability and technical design, development and deployment of Airport Information Technology Systems worldwide.
Jeff joined ARINC in August 2000 as Project Manager for ARINC’s Airport System in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was responsible for the overall technical and commercial design and delivery for both national and international projects. He joined ARINC Asia Pacific on January 2003.
Jeff and his wife, Holly, have relocated to Singapore since June 2013.
Jeff PradhanView Full Bio
Jeff Pradhan is Peregrine’s Vice President for Sales and Marketing. Jeff comes to Peregrine with 3 years of entrepreneurial experience and 4 years of professional experience within the defense contracting industry. Before starting his career in the field of government contracts Jeff successfully started his own wholesale distribution business with the help of his father. Establishing contracts to supply general merchandise to national wholesale convenience store suppliers throughout the east coast, Jeff distributed over $300 thousand dollars in merchandise. Beginning his career as a contract specialist Jeff procured millions of dollars of materials, supplies, and services in support of various government agencies through direct dealings with representatives of business and commercial industry. Later, working as a subcontract administrator Jeff provided subcontracting plan management support to the Defense Logistics Agency on their worldwide mission to provide energy resources to the military.
In addition to his time in the private sector Jeff also worked with the Office of the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. During his time at the President’s office Jeff provided extensive research on areas of interest to the President, including peace building, rule of law, international trade and development, and United Nations reform. Helping to draft speeches and press releases on a range of international topics Jeff gained unique insight and experience on the interworking of international diplomacy.
Jeff has worked at high levels in both public and private industry throughout the United States and brings a unique blend of experience, talents, legal knowledge, government acquisition, and leadership to the Peregrine team.
Jeff Pradhan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of St. Thomas where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is also a graduate of several Defense Acquisition University courses on government acquisition in addition to being an Eagle Scout.
Jose Perpetuo M. LotillaView Full Bio
Usec Jose Perpetuo “Juju” M. Lotilla was born in Sibalom, Antique. A consistent honor since his grade school. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines and currently the Vice President of the Philippine Bar Association. Before joining the DOTC Undersecretary Lotilla has been a Senior Partner of Sycip Salazar Hernandez &Gatmaitan Law Offices. UsecLotilla serves as Corporate Secretary of Coastal Road Corp. He also served as President at Synergy Grid & Development Phils., Inc. (formerly, UEM Development Philippines Inc). He serves as Chairman of Janlo Corp. He has been an Independent Director of SB Capital Investment Corporation since April 30, 2004 and PNOC Petrochemical Dev. Corp. since May 1, 2001. He served as Chairman of UEM Development Philippines Inc. and has been its Director since May 2000 and SB Equities Inc. since March 10, 2004. Now he heads the DOTC Legal Service and currently in-charge of the Civil Aviation Sector of the Department. Also, he is the Alternate Chairman of the RP Air Negotiating Panel.
Kyunghee ParkView Full Bio
Kyunghee Park has been with Bloomberg for 14 years, starting in Seoul. She covers the airlines, shipping and shipbuilding industry in Asia Pacific. Kyunghee has interviewed newsmakers at airlines, shipping lines and government officials, including Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Transport Minister; Wei Jiafu, CEO of China Cosco Holdings Co.; Chew Choon Seng, former CEO of Singapore Airlines, Loh Chin Hwa, CEO of Keppel Corp. and Emirsyah Satar, CEO of Garuda Indonesia. Kyunghee worked in Singapore a total six years and has been in Hong Kong for three years with Bloomberg. Prior to Bloomberg News, she worked at Dow Jones for five years and the Associated Press for two years in Seoul.
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Mark MillarView Full Bio
Mark Millar leverages 25 years global business experience to deliver value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their strategies in Asia.
His ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ series of corporate briefings, consultations and seminars, help companies navigate the complex landscapes in China and ASEAN, improve the efficiency of their supply chain ecosystems and make better informed business decisions.
Acknowledged as an engaging and energetic presenter, clients have engaged Mark as Speaker, Moderator, MC or Conference Chairman at over 300 events in more than 20 countries.
Mark is a Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and serves on the advisory board of several industry associations.
The Global Institute of Logistics recognise him as “One of the most Progressive People in World Logistics”, and London business publishers Kogan Page have recently commissioned him to write the book “Global Supply Chain Ecosystems” – due for publication in 2015.
Neil BentleyView Full Bio
Neil Bentley is the AECOM Vice President, Aviation, Asia Pacificresponsible for the aviation market sector across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, India and South East Asia.
In Neil’s 30 years of experience, 24have been dedicated to airport planning and development either as a Consultant or as an Airport Operator. He has been involved in airport strategic planning, master planning, facility planning, feasibilities, facilities design, systems and engineering design as well as airport management, operations, commercial and maintenance of various international airports in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, Sir Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Brunei.
2008 – to date
2007 – 2008
July 2006 – October 2007
March 2003 – June 2006
August 2001 – March 2003
Raoul Vicente Abraham S. PérezView Full Bio
Born March 16,1963. Married with four children. Practicing Catholic. Speaks Mandarin Chinese, German, a little Russian and French. Enjoys a wide range of music. Badminton player. Football fan. Basically an information junkie. Well-travelled.
June 2012 – present
June 2003 – May 2012
March 2001 – 2006
March 1999 – 2003
Rene Philip BanzonView Full Bio
Rene Philip Banzon has an airline industry career spanning 28 years. He started with flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) in 1986 and has worked under the Maintenance & Engineering Department, Flight Operations, entered a 3-year Management Training Program, and was assigned to Sales and Marketing. His last job with PAL was as Product Manager for the U.S. and Northeast Asia routes. In 1996, he then joined the Transnational Diversified Group handling the General Sales Agencies for Asiana Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Austrian Air, and Virgin Atlantic working his way up to the position of Managing Director until he left in 2009 to join Cebu Pacific. He was hired to represent the airline in their Joint Venture with Singapore Airlines Engineering Company to put up Clark-based Singapore Airlines Engineering Philippines (SIAEP). He holds the position of Deputy General Manager. SIAEP is an aircraft Maintenance, Repair, ad Overhaul (MRO) facility that is certified to do light-to-heavy maintenance repairs for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft with its 2 hangars in operation. A third hangar is scheduled to open in June 2014 which can accommodate an A330 or B777 widebody together with two narrowbodies in the same hangar with closed doors.
Suresh Kumar KannappanView Full Bio
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