The last two decades of Alex Ablaza’s 36-year professional career has been dedicated to growing energy efficiency and other clean energy technology deployment in 14 Asian markets through the identification, due diligence and financial close of over $3 billion in direct investments, and also through catalytic market transformation, policy, regulatory, fund mobilization and transaction support interventions.
Across Asia and the Middle East, Alex currently provides energy efficiency expertise to governments, multilateral development banks, international development agencies, NPO/NGOs, think tanks, climate funds and other investors with the objective of scaling up energy efficiency capital flows through innovative finance, investment structures, procurement and policy reform.
In June 2018, Alex co-founded and was elected to co-chair the Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance, which provides a regional platform that links the ESCO organizations of China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. He also is one of the co-founders of the Global ESCO Network, with its secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark. Alex likewise serves as President of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance, a non-profit alliance of energy efficiency market stakeholders.