Richard B. Tantoco

Mr. Tantoco, Filipino, is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of EDC and has been a Director of the Company since November 2007. He is also a Director and Executive Vice President of First Gen Corp., First Gen Luzon Power Corp., First Gen Hydro Power Corp., First Gen Geothermal Power Corporation, First Gen Visayas Hydro Power Corporation, First Gen Mindanao Hydro Power Corporation, First Gen Energy Solutions, Inc., First Gen Premier Energy Corp., Red Vulcan Holdings Corp., First Gen Visayas Energy Inc., First Gen Prime Energy Corporation, and Executive Vice President of FGRI, First Gen Bukidnon Power Corporation, Unified Holdings Corp., and First Philippine Holdings. He is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of First Gen Northern Energy Corp. He is the Director, President and COO of First Gas Holdings Corporation, First Gas Power Corp., FGP Corp., First Gas Pipeline Corp., First NatGas Power Corp., and FGLand Corp. He has been Director of the International Geothermal Association since 2010. He worked previously with management consulting firm Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc. in New York and London where he specialized in mergers and acquisition advisory, turnaround strategy advisory, and growth strategy formulation for media and manufacturing companies.


Mr. Tantoco has an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania (1993) and a bachelor of science degree in business management from the Ateneo de Manila University where he graduated with honors (1988).