As published on ManilaBulletin
‘With all the natural calamities happening in this country, I think it is about time we raise awareness and pitch in on how we can mitigate the effects of climate change.’
Gladys Navarette Nalda has taken responsibility of a corporation in the business of extracting a non-depletable source of energy, and thus be part of a solution to an irrefutable problem of limited – as opposed to solar, wind and geothermal – power from coal reserves.
And she’s undaunted by the immense job, this under-40, former executive of government-controlled Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC).
Nalda, as President and CEO of MRC Allied, Inc., a listed company engaged in property, mining and now renewable energy or RE, is predisposed to head an RE-focused endeavor as someone with expert skills in the sector, having worked as legal counsel for the Department of Energy prior her PNOC stint.
Nalda said choosing this path has been fitting and rewarding, and she looks forward to what the MRC group can contribute to this country’s RE future. As a corporate lawyer, she’s well-versed in energy laws, its policies and practices, learned from her years as a student of the University of the Philippines, University of Sto. Tomas and the University of Strasbourg in France.