LRT-1 operator names Alfonso as new president

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LIGHT RAIL Manila Corp. (LRMC) on Wednesday said it has appointed Juan F. Alfonso as its president and chief executive officer to replace Rogelio L. Singson.

In a statement, LRMC, which operates and maintains Light Rail Transit Line 1, said Mr. Alfonso assumed his post on Dec. 1. Mr. Singson was also appointed as board director.

Mr. Alfonso was previously the chief operating officer of the Aseagas Corporation, a subsidiary of AboitizPower. He was also senior vice-president for corporate services of AP Renewables, Inc., another unit of AboitizPower.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Masters in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

In September, Mr. Singson, a former Public Works secretary, was appointed as senior vice-president of Manila Electric Co. and president and chief executive officer of Meralco Powergen Corp. (MGen). MGen is the utility’s subsidiary involved in several pending power plant projects.

LRMC is a joint venture of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation, Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd.