Jose Maria P. Zabaleta


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Chief Development Officer of AC Energy, Inc, and Chief Executive Officer of ACE Endevor, the development arm of AC Energy. ACE Endevor currently has over 3,000MW of generation capacity under active development.

Prior to joining AC Energy, Sech was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bronzeoak Philippines, a pioneer and leader in clean technology energy development in the Philippines. Since 2004 and under his leadership, the Bronzeoak Group has been responsible for nearly $1 billion in deployed capital across 16 completed projects with multiple international partners and investors. Among Bronzeoak’s projects were Asia’s first sugarcane to ethanol and power cogeneration plant, the country’s first utility-scale solar power plant, six additional solar plants, and three biomass-fired thermal power plants utilizing agricultural residues. Bronzeoak’s energy businesses were integrated into AC Energy, Inc. in late 2016.

Sech continues as Chief Executive Officer of Bronzeoak’s independent non-energy investments, including AquaTerra Hotels & Resorts Development Corporation and its flagship development, Rosewood Hermana Mayor Resort & Residences.

Sech was born and raised in the Philippines and is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA. He currently lives in Manila with his wife and three children.