Don Mario Y. Dia
Director and Treasurer
Don Mario Y. Dia is presently a Director and Treasurer of Bronzeoak Philippines, Incorporated. A company engaged in the development of Renewable/Alternative Clean Energy projects such as San Carlos Bioenergy, Inc. (the country's first integrated ethanol and co-gen plant in Negros Occidental). He is likewise the Vice Chairman of San Carlos Biopower, Inc., engaged in the development of a 20MW Biomass Power Plant inside the San Carlos Economic Zone and President of Central Tarlac Biopower, Inc. He is also the financial adviser of San Carlos Solar energy, Inc.(SACASOL), the first solar farm in the country.
Mr. Dia has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, retail and investment banking, risk assets and general administration. He also possesses a unique combination of expertise in banking, logistics, risk management, customer satisfaction, information technology, six-sigma orientation, program & project management and organizational restructuring.
Mr. Dia established half of his entire career in banking and the rest from various private corporations. Rose from the ranks being programmer/systems analyst, credit investigator/appraiser; then as Account Officer at Allied Banking Corporation (includes a seconded job at Allied Capital Resources in Hong Kong); then becoming the youngest group Head & Senior Manager at Far East Bank and Trust Company (includes a brief stint at Chemical Bank,HK doing investment trading for FEBTC); also was a Senior Vice President and Executive VP of two thrift banks respectively. His stint with private corporations focused primarily in the field of Corporate finance being CFO of Enchanted Kingdom (the first theme park in the a Philippines); Head of Treasury and Special Projects for the Lorenzo Group of Companies (Lapanday Holdings, Pepsi-Cola Products Phils., Sterling Tobacco & others); Treasurer and Finance Director of Platinum Plans; and EVP and Chief Investment Officer for United Gains Ltd., HK.
Mr. Dia has also been a Consultant and Receiver to various companies engaged in real estate development, education, industrial and commercial manufacturing, venture capital, and project management. He is a member of various prestigious organizations such as: The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry(PCCI); European Chamber; Federation of Philippine Industries; Management Association of the Philippines (MAP); Ethanol Producers Association of the Philippines (EPAP); and Biomass Alliance of the Philippines.
He received advanced trainings in management and finance from Cornell University, the Asian Institute of Management, and De La Salle University. He is one of the first batch that have successfully completed 'The Training Program on Project and Program Management for the Philippines' conducted by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) in Tokyo, Japan in February 2010.
He is happily married to Arlene with whom he has four Professional children (Angelo-35, Achilles-34, Patricia-25 and Christine-23) .