|Profile of Cabinet Secretaries|
Sec. Jose Rene Almendras
Department of Energy
A Cebuano, Jose Rene Almendras was Director of the Manila Water Company since March 30, 2009 and became the President also on March 30, 2009.
He joined the Manila Water Co. on January 1, 2007 as a Group Director for Business. He was previously connected with Ayala Land, Inc. as a member of the Management Committee and concurrently Head of the Visayas Mindanao Business and Operations Transformation Group. He was President and CEO of Cebu Holdings, Inc. and Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corp., both publicly listed companies managed by the Ayala Land Group.
Almendras obtained his Business Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and completed the Strategic Business Economics Program in the University of Asia and the Pacific.