Board of Directors

jplJose P. Leviste Jr., Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa)
Chairman of the Board

Apart from being PRIMEX Chairman, Joey Leviste is Chairman of OceanaGold Philippines Inc. and Member of the Board of Directors of OceanaGold Corporation (OGC) in Melbourne, Australia, which is listed in the Toronto, Australian, and New Zealand Stock Exchanges. He is also Chairman of Constellation Energy Corporation and  Chairman of Italpinas Eurasian Design and Development Corporation. Read More




ecaElvira C. Ablaza, MS Biology (Meritissimus)
Founder, President, and CEO

Vi AblazaPRIMEX Founder, has been at the helm of the Company’s operations in the last 30 years, steering its evolution into the premier international consulting firm that it is today. Not only does she supervise PRIMEX‘s day-to-day operations, she also serves as Project Director for development projects where PRIMEX is the Lead Firm and takes on consulting assignments in fisheries, natural resources, and environment in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region. Read More





Jerome F. Sison, Ph. D. (Economics)
Director and Corporate Treasurer

Jerry Sison is a highly respected international economist and financial analyst with a wealth of experience in the planning, design, and evaluation of development projects across sectors, particularly agriculture, fisheries and coastal resource management, irrigation and integrated water resources management, and education and health.

Since 1983, he has completed more than 70 assignments, mostly with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in China, Brunei, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam. Read More


Jackie CruzPonciano V. Cruz, Jr., Ll. B.
Director and Corporate Secretary

Jackie Cruz is the Senior Partner of the Santiago, Cruz, and Associates Law Offices. He completed his law degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He joined the PRIMEX Board of Directors in 2015.  He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and serves as a consultant on on Legal and Regulatory Affairs of several telecommunication and broadcasting companies. such as Smart Communications, Inc., TV5, and Sun Cellular, among others.  Read More





Guillermo L. Morales, AMBA, BS Business Economics
Director and Executive Vice President

Emong Morales is a senior institutional development and project management specialist with over 30 years of experience in the design and implementation of projects in the fisheries and natural resources sectors in the Philippines and Indonesia. His earlier years were spent in public service and culminated in his appointment as Director of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the youngest ever appointed to that post. Emong has been working in PRIMEX since 1998 – initially as Team Leader in PRIMEX’s first ADB loan-funded project in Indonesia, and later as Executive Vice President, a position he holds to this day. He was elected to the PRIMEX Board in mid-2012. Read More


Luis A. Baluyut, Assistant Vice President

Luis Gerardo A. Baluyut, MS Information Technology

Luigi Baluyut served as Assistant Vice President for Technical Services and Business Development of PRIMEX from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, he served with large international business process outsourcing (BPO) firms that established offices in the Philippines.

His career in IT started with his employment with Sykes Asia, which was among the pioneers in this field in the country. Through the years, he joined other BPO firms, and in 2011, he was recruited by Tech Mahindra, to help them set up their Philippine operations. Read More 


JDLIIIJose D. Leviste III

Jojo Leviste joined the PRIMEX Board in 2013. He is currently President of Constellation Energy Corporation (CEC), a company engaged in renewable energy development, and President of Italpinas EuroAsian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI), which is into real estate development and design. Prior to these engagements, he worked as a legal practitioner in commercial litigation and as an Associate Lawyer for Toda & Co. Commercial Lawyers in Sydney, Australia. Read More