TeaM Energy Foundation, Inc and the AIM-Scientific Research Foundation sign MOA for BL Programs
Makati City, Philippines – On March 3, 2015, TeaM Energy Foundation, Inc. (TEFI) and the Asian Institute of Management – TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership (AIMTEC), through the AIM-Scientific Research Foundation (AIM-SRF) formalized their partnership for the upcoming Future Bridging Leaders Program (FBLP) and The Bridging Leadership and Integrity Program for the Local Government Unit of Pagbilao, Quezon.
Professor Manuel J. De Vera, Executive Director of the AIMTEC, opened the MOA Signing Ceremony highlighting the two organizations’ strong commitment to address societal divides in the Philippines, and expressing gratitude for TEFI’s continued support of the AIMTEC as it undertakes two new and important programs.
Dr. Steven J. DeKrey, President of the AIM, led the signing of the MOA with Dr. Jikyeong Kang, Dean of the AIM, while TEFI was represented by Mr. Toshiro Kume, Officer-in-Charge of both TEFI and TeaM Energy Corporation.
“It’s always good to see the Institute’s partners coming back to AIM and undertaking new initiatives with us. And for TeaM Energy, who has been a partner for 10 years now – going 11 – what a great way to celebrate today the start of a new decade of partnership,” said Dr. DeKrey.
Dr. Kang, who assumed the position of Dean of the Institute in January this year, acknowledged TEFI’s commitment to provide power beyond electricity and its work in championing integrity and transparency. She thanked Mr. Kume for TEFI’s trust in the institution and the Center for Bridging Leadership.
Mr. Kume responded by reiterating TeaM Energy’s commitment to “go beyond power supply” and shared that in addition to sustainable profitability and operational excellence, TeaM Energy also has a significant social contribution target for its company activities. He believes in providing support to young people who want to be part of the nation’s development and trusts that “the Center’s program is already a fulfillment of [these] aspirations.”
The MOA signing was witnessed by Prof. Manuel De Vera and Mr. Gregory Romualdez, Head of External Affairs of the TeaM Energy Corporation.
The first MOA signed was for the Future Bridging Leaders Program (FBLP), a year-long leadership development and mentoring program for Filipino youth envisioned to become bridging leaders within their areas of influence. Through the FBLP, the partners aim to provide a platform for the youth to work collaboratively on development projects, thus co-creating communities of change.
The second MOA signed was for The Bridging Leadership and Integrity Program for the Local Government Unit of Pagbilao, Quezon, a program that aims to engage the municipality in embracing integrity institutions and practices up until the barangay level.
TEFI is the corporate social development arm of the TeaM Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the Philippines. TeaM Energy was formerly known as Mirant Pagbilao Corporation and underwent the change of name in July 2007. They have been the endower of the AIMTEC since its founding in 2004.