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Ruth Yu Owen

Ms. Yu-Owen is the President and CEO of PhilCarbon, a dynamic young company with a growing portfolio of renewable energy projects at various stages of development in the wind, hydropower, biomass and geothermal sectors. PhilCarbon is also a registered Energy Service Company (ESCO) with the Department of Energy. She also holds senior positions in Upgrade Energy Philippines and Megawatt Clean Energy companies that PhilCarbon partner with.

Ms. Yu-Owen is Co-Chairperson of the Energy Committee of the EU-Philippine Business Network and a member of the British Chamber of Commerce, European Chamber of Commerce, Judicial Reform Initiative, Wind Energy Development Association of the Philippines, Biomass Alliance, Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines, Renewable Energy Coalition and Vice President for External Affairs-Philippine Association of Energy Service Companies, Inc. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting from Ateneo de Zamboanga University.

Ms. Yu-Owen has nearly 30 years’ experience of senior management, more than a decade of which has been in the renewable energy sector. She has led the development of PhilCarbon’s growing portfolio of renewable energy projects – solar energy at Silay and La Carlota (Negros Occidental); biomass at Himamaylan (Negros Occidental), and Ormoc (Leyte); mini hydro at Pasonanca and Manicahan (Zamboanga City), and Cordon (Isabela); and wind power in San Carlos City (Negros Occidental). Bulalacao (Oriental Mindoro) and Sagada (Mountain Province).

As President and CEO of PhilCarbon Ms. Yu-Owen has always sought to achieve the optimum blend of local and international experience and has formed joint companies to develop specific projects with a publicly listed construction company Megawide Construction Corporation. She has also forged strategic alliances with Upgrade Energy from Belgium to bring the latest in European technology to the Philippines like waste heat recovery, Combined Heat and Power and Relighting.

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