ACEF Speaker

Charlie Ayco

WeGen Laudato Si', Inc.

Charlie Ayco left his teaching job at the Ateneo de Manila University to join politics and became the Mayor of his hometown in Sevilla, Bohol, Philippines -- one of the youngest mayors after the EDSA Revolution in 1986. After his short stint in politics, he moved to the NGO sector and spent many years with Habitat for Humanity (Asia Pacific) where he led the conduct of the first three sessions of the Asia Pacific Housing Forum. He was appointed as the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Philippines in 2011. He moved to the energy sector in 2017 and joined WeGen Energy Philippines where he developed key partnerships with churches, businesses and local government units interested to shift into renewable energy. In 2021, he was appointed as the President of WeGen. The expansion of the Kahayag sa Pamilacan (Light in Pamilacan) Project with DOE/UNDP/GEF support was developed and implemented under his leadership. Charlie Ayco holds the following academic degrees: AB Philosophy Cum Laude (Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary); MA Theology and Ph.D. (candidate) in Social Psychology (Ateneo de Manila University); Master in Development Management (with Distinction) from the Asian Institute of Management.