CPA, CMA, Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, Gary Cabalde, CPA, CMA, is responsible financial oversight, lease financing, corporate governance and other commercial initiatives in support to the company’s objectives. Gary has more than a decade of experience in the oil and gas industry and another 10 years working with multinational companies.
Before joining Amber Kinetics, he was chief financial officer for Alliance Select Foods International – a public listed company in the Philippines. Prior to that position, he was general manager, finance, for Isla Petroleum and Gas Corp, Makati, Philippines, a major liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) player in the Philippine market.
Earlier in his career, Gary spent almost 12 years with Shell Philippines in both its downstream and upstream businesses. He was project finance manager of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V for the USD1Bln Malampaya Deepwater Gas-to-Power project, Phase 2 and 3, under the Service Contract 38. He was also the distribution finance manager for the Philippines and North Pacific Islands Cluster.
Before leaving Shell Philippines, he served as the special project advisor for liquefied natural gas (LNG). In that role, he was responsible for integrating project costs and opportunities as well as engagement with various internal and external stakeholders to support the LNG implementation in the Philippines.
Gary is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant, a designation granted by the globally recognized program of the Institute of Certified Management of Australia. He completed the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) strategic finance program; he is a graduate member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and an MBA candidate from De La Salle University. He earned his bachelor in science for accountancy degree from University of Sto. Tomas in 1994.