Roel Z. Castro
Position: President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Roel Z. Castro, Filipino, 51, President and Chief Executive Officer joined the company last May 2010 and has become a Director since December 2012. Before his election as the President in ABCI, he held the position as EVP for Business Development. He finished his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business degree at the University of the Philippines – Los Baños with Best Special Problem (Thesis) Award in 1988. He also earned his Master in Management at the Asian Institute of Management with commendation from the faculty in 1997.
Currently, Mr. Castro is the President of the following companies: Palm Thermal Consolidated Holdings Corp., Palm Concepcion Power Corporation, Peakpower Energy, Inc., Peakpower Soccargen, Inc., Peakpower San Francisco, Inc., Peakpower Bukidnon, Inc., Hydro Link Projects Corp. These companies are engaged in power generation such as coal-fired, bunker-fired, and development of hydropower. He is also President of Brownfield Holdings Inc., a private firm that has shares in ABCI and operates as an investment holding company. He has no directorship in other publicly-listed companies.
He became the Head of the Corporate Affairs Department and Concurrent Special Assistant to the President/CEO of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). He was appointed as the Chief Finance Officer of Monte Oro Resources and Energy, Inc. (MORE) and Monte Oro Grid Resources Corporation (MOGRC). He held also various posts in other local power consulting companies. He also became the Country Head Marketing and Member of Country Leadership Team of Syngenta Philippines, Inc.; Enterprise and Investment Specialist and Area Head of Louie Berger International, Inc. (Phils.), Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program. He rose from various positions in Mindanao Development Bank from Special Assistant to the Managing Director, Partnership Officer, Senior Manager of the Corporate Planning Unit, and Assistant Vice President of the Corporate Support Division.
He had written and presented technical articles such as Issues and Concerns in Agri-Enterprises Development in the Philippines and Investment Portfolio on Renewable Energy Projects in the Philippines, among others. His broad range of experience in general management covers: project management and development, brand marketing and management, financial management, financial valuation and modelling, agri-business systems, policy analysis, development banking, and corporate planning, strategic planning and organizational development
*On March 28, 2017, the designation of Mr. Roel Z. Castro as President was changed to President and Chief Executive Officer.