Rolando J. Paulino, Jr.
Fellow- Institute of Corporate Directors
Fellow- ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology
President – Philippine Energy Independence Council
Managing Director, Shell Philippines Exploration BV
Non-Executive Director, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.
Don (Rolando) has more than 25 years of international senior leadership experience in the Energy and have worked in various sites in United Kingdom, Malaysia, Australia and Philippines. He led large production and manufacturing facilities including those that supply more than 25% of energy of a country needs with passion, integrity and care for people. His brand of leadership resulted to organizations that perform safely, profitably and continuously improve.
Don is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors and ASEAN Academy for Engineering and Technology, a trained Executive Coach, a part-time Faculty and is member of various boards including the Philippine Energy Independence Council, Petroleum Association of the Philippines, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, Tabangao Reality Inc., Malampaya Foundation Inc and Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. On top of his role as Managing Director of SPEX, he is also the President of the Philippine Energy Independence Council, the Chairman and President of Tabangao Reality Inc and the President of the Petroleum Association of the Philippines.
Don is passionate in mobilizing people towards their life goals, in continuous improvement and that his success is about making others successful. His commitment to people’s development has been recognized and resulted to awards- 2017 Gawad Pio Valenzuela Award (City of Valenzuela and Pio Valenzuela Foundation), 2017 Outstanding Alumni ( University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering) and 2020 Gold Stevie Award for Innovative Management in Energy.
Don has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) from the University of Santo Tomas, a Master’s in Business Administration (Ateneo-Regis Program) from Ateneo de Manila University and been part of Shell’s Business Leadership Programme in INSEAD. When not working, he is busy with his personal projects on renewable energy & technology, photography, cycling and in coaching future leaders.