OUR TEAM

Leo G. Dominguez

Principal

Some of Leo’s peers have described him as a “Thought Leader” in two Philippine industries: Mining and Franchising.

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

With over 30 years of practice in corporate and commercial law, Leo is regarded as a thought leader in the mining and franchising industries.

WORK AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Leo co-authored the bill that became the Mining Act of 1995 and helped create the Philippine Minerals Reporting Code. As partner in 

Quisumbing Torres*, he represented mining and metals companies, conducting due diligence, ensuring regulatory compliance and advising on complex M&As. Leo is a founding trustee of the Philippine Franchise Association and co-authored its Code of Ethics and Fair Franchising Standards. He has advised international franchisors on their Master Franchises in the Philippines, as well as homegrown franchisors on their local operations and expansion to foreign markets. Leo is Chair of the Philippines-Sweden Business Council and past Chair of the Philippines-Australia Business Council.

Antonio V. Enriquez II

Managing Director

Antonio “Tony” V. Enriquez II is a seasoned Senior Corporate Executive, with 40 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing, business development, and top management experience in Asia Pacific in the Food, Beverage, and Packaging and Food, Flavors, and Colors industries.

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Tony is a senior executive with 40 years’ track record in manufacturing operations, business development, and sales and marketing in the ASEAN and Asia-Pacific. His strengths include plant operations, strategic thinking, and

business relationship-building. In 2010, he was named Most Outstanding Chemical Engineer by the Philippine Professional Regulatory Commission and in 1999 by the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers.

WORK AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Tony’s corporate experience covers manufacturing, sales and marketing, business development, joint venture negotiation, and strategic planning in the food, beverage, packaging, and food flavors and colors industries. He has set up and managed five manufacturing operations in Indonesia, China, and Vietnam, and was involved in the acquisition of a major Australian food player. He worked in executive positions at San Miguel Corporation, and for the Milwaukee-based global flavors and colors specialist Sensient Technologies, Inc. in the Philippines and ASEAN.

Tony is past Chair of the Philippines-Australia Business Council and past National President of the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Manuel A. Agcaoili

OVERVIEW

Mr. Agcaoili’s career in metallurgical engineering and mining spans almost 40 years. His expertise lies in corporate management, operations, logistics, production management, project management, sales and marketing, and human resource management.

WORK AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Agcaoili is the current President and Director of MBMI Resources Phils. Inc. and the Philippine Representative of MBMI Resources Inc. He served as a Senior Vice-President in Philex Mining Corporation from 2014 to 2017 and the President and Director of Rapu-Rapu Processing, Inc.

from 2006 to 2008. For over 20 years, he worked as a Metallurgical and R&D Engineer, Assistant Vice-President, and Section Head for International Marketing and Traffic Operations for Philippine Associated Smelting & Refining (PASAR) Corporation.

At present, Mr. Agcaoili serves as a Director in Narra Nickel Mining & Development Corporation, Tesoro Mining & Development Inc., and McArthur Mining Inc.

Ariel R. Arriola

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Ariel is a corporate and commercial lawyer with two decades of experience mostly in foreign investments, capital restructuring and corporate rehabilitation, and mergers & acquisitions. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association with a license to practice in the Philippines and New York.

WORK AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Atty. Ariel R. Arriola is a legal consultant at OLLI Consulting Group, Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, particularly foreign investments, and investments in special economic zones and regulated industries. He advises on investment structures, fiscal and non-fiscal incentive 

schemes, trade agreements, government  procurement, documentation, tax treaties, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity. Atty. Arriola worked in Quisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker McKenzie) as a corporate lawyer before obtaining his Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School in New York as a Graduate Legal Studies Scholar of Baker McKenzie. He was also a member of Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Regional Private Equity/Venture Capital Practice Groups and the Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Practice Groups. After spending a decade with the firm, he established an independent boutique practice in Manila. Atty. Arriola also serves as Independent Director in various companies including PTFC Redevelopment Corporation, DBP Daiwa Capital Markets Philippines, Inc. and Traditional Financial Services Philippines, Inc.

Atty. Arriola also possesses extensive hands-on experience in structuring and documenting investments in various industries (including mining, business process outsourcing, and information technology) and establishing appropriate investment vehicles (i.e., joint ventures, special purpose vehicles, subsidiary corporations, branch offices, representative offices and regional headquarters) for investors in the Philippines.

Sharon C. Aytona

Sharon Aytona is a seasoned business professional with over 15 years of experience in accounting, tax planning, government compliance, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), business development, and management.

OVERVIEW

Sharon is a Certified Public Accountant who brings insights on accounting, tax planning, and government compliance to SMEs and foreign entities who want to do business in the Philippines. She also possesses knowledge of business development, management, and finance.

WORK AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Sharon has 19 years of experience practicing tax and accounting in the fields of banking, financial technology, and education, among others. She regularly conducts seminars and training on Computerized Account System (CAS) Accreditation with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and other private organizations.

Joseph B. Castillo

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Known as Joe Green, he is a humanitarian, green warrior, social entrepreneur and community developer. For the past 15 years, Joe has had significant involvement in disaster response, relief and risk management; environmental advocacies; security; business management; and public service. He runs OLLI Bambu and is a consultant on bamboo seedling production.

WORK AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Joe’s extensive work in teaching basic entrepreneurship to various cooperatives and communities has led to several awards including the following:

Everyday Dabawenyo Hero Award (2019)
Pasidungog Han Tacloban Award (2015)
Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) (2012)

In coordination with Land Rover Club of the Philippines he took on important roles in relief missions arising from the following catastrophes:

Marawi siege (2017)
Megatyphoon Yolanda (2013)
Bohol earthquake (2013)
Supertyphoon Pablo (2012)
Tropical Storm Sendong (2011)
Supertyphoon Ondoy (2009)

Jose Vicente L. Camus

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Joey has over 25 years of experience with various banking and financial institutions, conglomerates, and SMEs that provide him insight on project finance including equity and debt financing, financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and corporate and consumer banking.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

A former CEO of UCPB Savings Bank, Joey served as a senior executive with Bank of Commerce, Union Bank, Citytrust Banking, Citibank Savings, and United Coconut Planters Bank. While at San Miguel Corporation’s Corporate Finance Office, he evaluated and oversaw energy and public infrastructure projects.

Bryant G. Casiw

Bryant G. Casiw is a Philippine-based lawyer and business consultant with ten (10) years of experience. Bryant finished B.A. Public Administration ( Cum Laude and College Salutatorian) and Bachelor of Laws (Top 13 of his Batch, and Order of the Purple Feather Honor Society Member), both at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He also pursued post-graduate studies in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore graduating First Honors and Class Valedictorian.

From October 2006 to May 2010, he worked with SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Firm where he practiced banking, finance and securities, corporate and commercial law, special projects, taxation, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property, immigration, labor and employment. From June 2010 to July 2013 , he worked with Quisumbing Torres ( the Philippine Member Firm of Baker & McKenzie International Law Firm ) as part of its Banking and Finance Practice Group . He also advised the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines on various corporate issues and operational concerns. From August 2013 to present, he is the Managing Partner of BGC Law Office based in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Concurrently, he serves as a project consultant of OLLI Consulting Group, Inc. based in Makati City, Philippines.

Albert R. Dalusung III

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Bert is a senior energy and power consultant with over 30 years of experience in renewable energy, energy planning, and policy formulation. His expertise covers solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass energy, electricity cost structures, and transfer pricing.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

In 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Bert to the National Renewable Energy Board representing private developers.

In 1987, President Corazon Aquino appointed him as Director of Planning Services, Office of Energy Affairs (currently the Department of Energy).

He participated in crafting the implementing rules and regulations of Executive Order 215, which demonopolized and democratized power generation in the Philippines. He has helped develop the local renewable energy sector, covering solar, hydro, geothermal, and biomass energy projects across the country.

Aside from being Past President of the Biomass Renewable Energy Alliance, Bert has served as Executive Director of the Energy Development and Utilization Foundation, Inc.

Dominic A. Dorol

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Dominic is a seasoned hotelier and has had extensive experience in the functional areas of hotel operations, sales and marketing, and general administration in hotels located in Europe, North America, and Asia.

He has over twenty years under international chains like the Marriott and the Intercontinental Hotel Group. He has likewise offered his services to some of our local chains such as Waterfront, Quantum, and the Linden Suites.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Mr. Dorol can provide guidance to startups in

the following areas: pre-opening requirements, brand management, rebranding initiatives, training of the numerous hotel skills required, and implementing innovative sales and marketing approaches in a fluid tourism environment. His proficiency also includes developing and implementation of hotel standard operating procedures, Department of Tourism compliance and accreditation, e-commerce management, energy conservation methods, and customer service trainings.

He can help upgrade your property to conform to international hotel standards, including HACCP, Halal, GMP, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001, and ISO 50001.

Dom has served as General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing for most of his career. This is a combination we believe is vital to any property seeking professional advice in the hospitality industry.

Luis Antonio A. Javelosa

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Luis Antonio Javelosa is a digital content specialist focusing on project management, content optimization and data analytics.

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Mr. Javelosa is currently a digital marketing analytics professional with four years of experience working with clients from Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Christopher P. Lacson

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Chris brings 30 years of experience as an Industrial Designer with expertise in corporate identity and branding, new product, concept, and strategic design. His diverse portfolio include innovative patented designs for transportation, disabled children’s mobility, and furniture.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Chris is the CEO / Design Director of Philippine startup MEEP Inc. (Modular Energy Efficient Portage). He launched The Green Falcon, an electric bamboo-bodied motorcycle that went viral in 2018. It serves as a preview for

 

The Meepney (Modern Jeepney) or Bamboo Jeepney. Prior to this, Chris designed the Michel Gitano GT 111 and the Etro Agila E-motorcycle.

He was CEO and Design Director for Habitat, the pioneer Philippine lifestyle store.

Chris designed and co-patented The Bac Mobile, a mobile stander for disabled children for Luconex Inc. He was Art Director and Production Designer for video game producers Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego) and CyberDreams in LA.

He was Director of the Product and Industrial Design Department at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and taught at the San Francisco State University. Recently, he taught Transportation Design at the College of St. Benilde in Manila.

His awards include 6 patents in the US and Philippines, and Best Product Design from the Department of Trade Industry.

Chris is an Honor Graduate from the Art Center Design College in Pasadena, California.

Ali Loraine V. Manrique

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Ali Manrique is a lawyer with seven years experience in various government offices, handling matters concerning national security, including strategies, management, and public policy. She also practices labor and corporate law.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

As a National Security Specialist, Ali handled the review and implementation of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s strategic plans, policies, management system and modernization program. She was also involved in crafting the AFP’s Strategic Direction and implementing the framework of the AFP Transformation Roadmap. Ali served as a legal officer at the Philippine House of Representatives and the Judicial and Bar Council of the Supreme Court.

Rey Ernesto N. Millan

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Rey Ernesto N. Millan, better known as “Coach,” is has been active as a bamboo farmer in planting bamboo for 35 years. He believes in the potential of bamboo for livelihood and industrial opportunities creation. A prominent figure in the bamboo industry, he is known among senior bamboo advocates including those from Los Baños, DOST and other bamboo networks nationwide.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

He served as the Executive Director for the Office of the President in Mindanao during the Ramos presidency. He also worked in various private sector assignments with the Alcantara Group of Companies.

Coach currently serves as a convenor of the Mindanao Bamboo Initiatives, a group of bamboo enthusiasts and practitioners based in Mindanao.

Maria Paula A. Tolentino

Paula is a highly-skilled professional whose background in journalism and content marketing both for online and print media, has spanned for more than 14 years’ worth of solid experience.

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE

Paula is a digital content producer and journalist-editor with over 14 years of experience. Certified and competent both in Social Media Marketing & Content Marketing, she helps organizations create, manage, and execute digital campaigns. With her involvement in high-risk industries such as mining, she has become a certified Safety Officer accredited

under the Department of Labor & Employment – Occupational Safety and Health Center.

WORK AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Paula is the business owner of SEM Scribe Publishing House, a boutique digital agency and is the Vice President for Programs of Diwata – Women in Resource Development, Inc. She contributes to industry journals and was the Digital Content Editor for global Danish logistics company A.P. Moller-Maersk.

John Carlo B. Tria

John Carlo is management consultant specializing in business development, compliance and project management in the natural resources sector.

OVERVIEW AND EXPERTISE
John Carlo specializes in business development, compliance, and project management in the agricultural, energy, and natural resources industries. He also conducts socio-economic research, education, and awareness campaigns for projects in these industries.

WORK AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
John Carlo served as the Business Development Director of Environmental Counselors, Inc., an environmental consultancy company while pursuing coffee farming in Davao. He also conducts research, documentation, education and information dissemination, and training activities for established institutions in the government and private sector, including schools, nonprofits, and foreign development aid agencies. John Carlo is also chairman of Mapalad Energy Generating Corporation, which runs a 15mW diesel-fired power plant.

He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.

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