Board of Directors

Jose P. Leviste Jr., Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa)

Chairman of the Board

Apart from being PRIMEX Chairman, Joey Leviste is Chairman of OceanaGold Philippines Inc. and Member of the Board of Directors of OceanaGold Corporation (OGC) in Melbourne, Australia, which is listed in the Toronto, Australian, and New Zealand Stock Exchanges. He is also Chairman of Constellation Energy Corporation and  Chairman of Italpinas Eurasian Design and Development Corporation. Read More

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Elvira C. Ablaza, MS Biology (Meritissimus)

Founder, President, and CEO

Vi AblazaPRIMEX Founder, has been at the helm of the Company’s operations in the last 30 years, steering its evolution into the premier international consulting firm that it is today. Not only does she supervise PRIMEX's day-to-day operations, she also serves as Project Director for development projects where PRIMEX is the Lead Firm and takes on consulting assignments in fisheries, natural resources, and environment in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region. Read More


Jerome F. Sison, Ph. D. (Economics)

Director and Corporate Treasurer

Jerry Sison is a highly respected international economist and financial analyst with a wealth of experience in the planning, design, and evaluation of development projects across sectors, particularly agriculture, fisheries and coastal resource management, irrigation and integrated water resources management, and education and health. Since 1983, he has completed more than 70 assignments, mostly with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in China, Brunei, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam. Read More



Ponciano V. Cruz, Jr., Ll. B.

Director and Corporate Secretary

Jackie Cruz is the Senior Partner of the Santiago, Cruz, and Associates Law Offices. He completed his law degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He joined the PRIMEX Board of Directors in 2015.  He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and serves as a consultant on on Legal and Regulatory Affairs of several telecommunication and broadcasting companies. such as Smart Communications, Inc., TV5, and Sun Cellular, among others.  Read More

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Luis Gerardo A. Baluyut, MS Information Technology


Luigi Baluyut served as Assistant Vice President for Technical Services and Business Development of PRIMEX from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, he served with large international business process outsourcing (BPO) firms that established offices in the Philippines.

His career in IT started with his employment with Sykes Asia, which was among the pioneers in this field in the country. Through the years, he joined other BPO firms, and in 2011, he was recruited by Tech Mahindra, to help them set up their Philippine operations. Read More 

Jose D. Leviste III


Jojo Leviste joined the PRIMEX Board in 2013. He is currently President of Constellation Energy Corporation (CEC), a company engaged in renewable energy development, and President of Italpinas EuroAsian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI), which is into real estate development and design. Prior to these engagements, he worked as a legal practitioner in commercial litigation and as an Associate Lawyer for Toda & Co. Commercial Lawyers in Sydney, Australia. Read More