Vince S. Perez EDC Board Photos 001Press Update:

Former Philippine Department of Energy Secretary Vincent S. Pérez was unanimously re-elected to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International Board of Trustees. Having served with distinction since 2010, Pérez is the first Filipino to be elected as a member of the prestigious 14-person board.

The WWF International Board is responsible for the conduct, administration and representation of WWF globally, defining its missions and policies.

Headquartered in Gland, Switzerland, WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, with about 1300 conservation projects and offices in over 100 countries and has over five million supporters.

WWF-Philippines has been working as a national organization of the WWF network since 1997 and develops practical solutions to help the Philippines adapt to climate change, secure food and water sources, conserve endangered species, and promote renewable sources of clean energy.

Among WWF-Philippines’ achievements during Pérez’s term were revitalized engagements with corporate partners, enhanced cross-country collaboration between WWF-Philippines and other WWF organizations within Asia-Pacific, and four highly-celebrated years as the world’s most participative Earth Hour country.

Says WWF-Philippines Vice-Chair & CEO Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, “Each WWF International trustee brings to the table unique competencies. Aside from providing excellent insights as to the adoption of clean energy sources, Vince offers sound advice on the measured development of Asia and other developing nations.”

Pérez currently sits as Chairman of WWF-Philippines and the El Nido Resorts. He is also the CEO of Alternergy Partners, a renewable power company.

Says WWF International President and former Ecuadorian Environment Minister Yolanda Kakabadse, “Vince brings to the Board the unpaired experience of private and public policy making as well as a passion for conservation.”

WWF International Board Trustee and WWF-Philippines Chairman Vincent S. Pérez was the Philippines’ youngest Energy Minister, serving from June 2001 to March 2005. He was re-elected for his second term as trustee of WWF International from 2013 to 2016, ensuring the prioritization Asian initiatives for the 100-nation strong WWF network.