Walter W. Brown
Position: Director and Chairman Emeritus
Walter W. Brown, Filipino, 80, is Director and Chairman of A Brown Company, Inc. Prior to his re-election in December 2018 as Chairman of the Company, he was conferred as Chairman Emeritus in September 2016. He is also the Chairman of A Brown Energy & Resources Development Inc., Palm Thermal Consolidated Holdings Corporation, PeakPower Energy Inc., and Monte Oro Resources and Energy, Inc. He is Chairman Emeritus of Apex Mining Co., Inc., a company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange.
He received two undergraduate degrees: B.S. Physical Science (1959) and B.S. Geology (1960), both from the University of the Philippines, and postgraduate degrees from Stanford University: M.S. Economic Geology (1963), and Ph.D. in Geology, Major in Geochemistry (1965). He was also a candidate in Master of Business Economics (1980) from the University of Asia & Pacific (formerly Center for Research & Communications).
He was formerly associated with the following companies as Chairman or as President or Director: Atok Big Wedge Co, Inc., Philex Mining Corporation, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, Atlas Consolidated Mining Co., Philodrill Corporation, Petroenergy, Philippine Realty & Holdings Corporation, Dominion Asia Equities, Inc. (Belle Corp.), Palawan Oil & Gas Exploration (Vantage Equities), 7 Seas Oil Company, Inc. (Abacus), Universal Petroleum (Universal Rightfield), Sinophil Corporation, Asian Petroleum Corporation, Acoje Mining Corporation, Semirara Coal Corporation, Surigao Consolidated Mining Inc. (Suricon), Vulcan Industrial and Mining Corporation, San Jose Oil, Seafront Petroleum, and Basic Petroleum. He was also the Technical Director of Dragon Oil, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
He is currently Chairman and Director of Family Farm School (PPAI), Chairman and President of Studium Theologiae Foundation, and President of Philippine Mine Safety & Environment Association (PMSEA), and a lifetime member of the Geological Society of the Philippines. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Xavier University from 2003 to 2014, concurrently serving as Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2014.