Elvira Ablaza retires as PRIMEX President

PRIMEX Inc.

Ms. Elvira C. Ablaza has retired as PRIMEX President and CEO after 31 productive years. She founded PRIMEX in August 1989 and under her able leadership, she steered PRIMEX to be a leading Philippines-based international consulting company and the No. 1 Philippine consulting firm at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) from January 2015 to December 2019. 

I am very proud that I have achieved my vision for PRIMEX to be a world-class management consulting firm rendering a wide range of technical services to clients in developing countries in the Pacific Rim. This has been made possible through our hard work, dedication, and our passion for excellence, which have driven our managers and staff to deliver high-quality outputs. Our being a boutique consulting firm has not stopped us from rising to the top in this highly competitive industry.  

Elvira C. Ablaza, PRIMEX Director and Senior Adviser
MS. ELVIRA C. ABLAZA STRIKES A POSE WITH THE PRIMEX STAFF DURING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN AUGUST 2019.

In a span of more than three decades, PRIMEX has completed more than 300 assignments in 36 countries in the Asia-Pacific region for the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, other development agencies such as USAID and JICA, as well as public and private sector clients. 

In 2012, Ms. Ablaza led PRIMEX’s expansion from its traditional sectors of agriculture, natural resources, health and education to infrastructure and urban development, together with Senior Vice President Engr. Estelita Y. Gutierrez, and extended the company’s reach to Central and West Asia.  

Although Ms. Ablaza has stepped down as PRIMEX CEO, she will remain a Director of the PRIMEX Board, a Senior Adviser to the company, and Project Director for ongoing PRIMEX-led projects overseas. 

Mr. LEn Garces, Vice president for technical services, presents flowers from the staff to ms. elvira c. ablaza on her last day in office.