Meralco PowerGen Corporation (MGen), the power generation investment unit of Manila Electric Company (Meralco), has officially appointed energy executive Emmanuel V. Rubio as its President and Chief Executive (CEO) Officer starting July 1, 2024.

Rubio brings a wealth of experience and expertise to MGen, having served most recently as the President and CEO Aboitiz Power Corporation where he led the company’s transformation towards sustainable energy sources by driving significant growth in its renewable energy and balancing its power generation portfolio.

Rubio’s career in the power industry is distinguished by a proven track record of exceptional leadership and success through the various executive positions he held in AboitizPower and its subsidiaries over the past years.

As he assumes the key leadership role in MGen, Rubio is expected to oversee the success of the company’s plans and strategies that are well aligned with the government’s pursuit to achieve energy security and global sustainability goals.


“Manny Rubio will play a very important role as MGen actively pursues growth prospects that will bring long-term value not just to the company, but also to the projects’ host communities and our country. We are excited to have him on board as we look forward for his fresh perspectives and innovative ideas that will steer the power generation company towards becoming a reliable partner of the Government in achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth,

– Meralco Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan


Rubio’s leadership will be instrumental in achieving the MGen’s goal to expand the company’s presence in the renewable energy space with additional 1,500 MW capacity, and to bring into fruition the significant investments including the planned integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that is currently in the pipeline.

Rubio succeeds Jaime T. Azurin as member of the MGen Board of Directors, which is also chaired by Pangilinan. Azurin will remain as the President of Global Business Power Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of MGen.