Mr. Gerard H. Brimo
Mr. Brimo is currently the President & CEO of Nickel Asia Corp., the largest nickel ore producer in the country, and President of Nickel Asia’s operating subsidiaries, namely Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp., Taganito Mining Corp., Hinatuan Mining Corp., and Cagdianao Mining Corp. The Rio Tuba operation was chosen by the Mines & Geosciences Bureau to represent the country in the First ASEAN Mineral Awards to be held in November 2017 in the category of metallic mining.
Mr. Brimo has been involved in the Philippine mining industry for over 30 years. He was formerly connected with Philex Mining Corp., as Vice President, Finance (1985-2003), Executive Vice President (1986-1989), President (1989-1994) and Chairman & CEO (1995-2003). He was also President, from 1993 to 1995, and Chairman, from 1995 to 2003, of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines. Prior to his career in mining, he was with Citibank, NA in Manila from 1997 to 1981 and a Vice President in the Citicorp Capital Markets Group in Hong Kong from 1981 to 1985.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College, New York, and a Master’s in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
Mr. Jose P. Leviste, Jr.
Dr. Jose P. Leviste,Jr. is the current Chairman of OceanaGold’s wholly-owned subsidiary company in the Philippines, OceanaGold (Philippines),Inc. He is the Philippine Resident Representative of the Australia-Philippine Business Council and Appointed by President of the Philippines as private sector member of Governing Council of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resource.
Mr. Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr.
Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr., a popular public figure in the Philippines, has extensive experience in both the private and the public sector. He was Secretary of National Defense, a three-term Member of Congress, and a youth leader in his teens.
He practiced law and became a corporate executive. He was a key figure in the Nationalist People’s Coalition and then became Chairman and Presidential Candidate of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD Coaliton Party in the 2010 Philippine Presidential elections. He is now an independent consultant to several public and private initiatives.
Mr. Ronald S. Recidoro
A true product of mining, RON RECIDORO was born and grew up in a mine camp in the mountains of Marinduque where his father worked as a mining engineer. There, he saw how mining was able to transform the community by creating opportunities for education, commerce, and social development; transforming and creating valuable human capital.
After passing the bar in 1998, Ron found his calling in litigation. First, as a member of the Manalo Puno Jocson & Placido Law Offices, and later as Legal Manager of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company, one of the oldest and largest gold mining companies in the Philippines.
He joined the Chamber of Mines in 2011 as Vice President for Legal and Policy, thereby coming full circle: where he once was the beneficiary of mining, he now seeks to give back to the industry by promoting responsible mining and advocating for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable growth in the countryside.
Ms. Nelia C. Halcon
NELIA C. HALCON has spent 25 years in government as a mineral economist of the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau’s Mineral Economics and Policy Division. She had been involved in policy research as well as in the promulgation of mining laws and policies since the 1970s. She transferred to the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines in 1997 as Executive Vice President and has since then been at the forefront of advocacy work on how the mining industry can contribute to sustainable development. She has also been promoting the development of mining projects and in engaging Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the government. She headed the USAID funded project on Transparency of Payments and Receipts in the Mining Industry as Team Leader, the output of which served as inputs in the Philippine Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) being implemented by government.
She coordinates with international organizations such as the World Bank Group, IFC, ICMM, ASEAN, AFMA, APEC as well as local industry groups.
Ms. Halcon is an economist by profession with an MBA and a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in Environmental Law and Policy from the U. K.
Mr. Gaspar R. Andres
Mr. Ramon T. Diokno
Mr. Ramon T. Diokno is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co., since April 2008 when he rejoined the company. He is also the CFO for Lepanto Investment & Development Corp. (LIDC), Diamond Drilling Corp. of the Phils. (DDCP) and Diamant Manufacturing & Trading Corp (DMTC).
Mr. Diokno is a member of the Board of Directors of Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc., having served in this capacity since March 2009.
Mr. Diokno holds a Masters of Science in Management degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from De La Salle University.