ACEF Speaker 2021

Monalisa Dimalanta

Senior Partner,

Mona recently completed her term as Chairperson of the Philippine National Renewable Energy Board (NREB). She was appointed to office on 28 March 2019 and, during her two (2) years as NREB Chair, she steered the performance of the Board in fulfilling its mandate under the Renewable Energy Act in reviewing and updating the Philippines’ 20-year RE roadmap known as the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), and firmed up the implementation of the other programs under the RE Act.

As of 1 April 2021, she has resumed working full-time as Senior Partner in PJS Law ( She also continues her role as CEO/founder of UNAWA Asia (, an inclusive regtech startup formed as collaboration among PJS Law, Amihan Global Strategies and Talino Venture Labs SG.

Mona is also professor at the Ateneo de Manila Law School and an incoming member of the faculty at the Ateneo School of Government to teach courses under the Energy Transitions Programme.

In April 2021, she completed the Senior Fellowship Programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Mona holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Laws degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts (major in Journalism) degree from the University of the Philippines.


  • Regional Session: Navigating the New Normal in a Fragile Pacific (ADB - Pacific Regional Department)