ACEF Speaker 2019

Alexander Ablaza

Co-Chair,
Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance

Over half of Alex Ablaza’s 35-year professional career has been dedicated to accelerating energy efficiency (EE) markets across developing Asia. He led the identification, structuring and due diligence in support of financial close of over $3 billion in EE investments and EE policy and market interventions in a growing list of countries which includes Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Wearing his non-profit hats, Alex currently serves as President of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) and as Co-Chairman of the Asia-Pacific ESCO Industry Alliance, which represents the energy services sectors of China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. He is CEO of BlueSkyEnergy, which flows cross-border equity investments toward EE project portfolios. As EE anchor of multilateral lenders, he previously served as Asia-lead for EE and other clean energy investment operations for the global climate finance team of the IFC/World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank.

Session/Event:

  • Deep Dive Workshop: Scaling Up Energy Efficiency with Simplified M&V Meters and ESCO Business Models