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Ep. 127: Shell Live WIRE

As Vice President of Corporate Relations of the Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, Serge Bernal, has been an advocate for sustainable development and the transition towards cleaner and more efficient energy sources. Starting his career in sales before moving to key positions in Business Development, Training and Marketing, Serge directed strong and high-performing teams to achieve overwhelming sales growth. He is also has been recognized twice with a Global EVP award for projects he led.

 Once an engineer in the semiconductor industry, to now with more than two decades of expertise in the Research and Development field, Dr. Jerome Palaganas is the co-founder and CEO of Nanotronics Inc. Through his dedication and remarkable efforts of the founding team, Nanotronics Inc. is at forefront of producing sustainable nanotechnology materials from highly renewable indigenous plants.

Passionate in aiding farmers, Henry Sison designed and built Agro-DigitalPH. With his farming experience and success in running a profitable integrated organic farm, Agro-DigitalPH works toward its goal of allowing farmers to reach out directly to their markets, efficiently manage their production, and consolidate produce themselves.

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