FIRST ELECTED INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR: August 4, 2011
LAST RE-ELECTED INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR: June 1, 2018
Dr. Austria received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from theUniversity of the Philippines in 1965. He earned his Master andDoctorate degrees in Geology from Harvard University in 1968 and1975, respectively.Dr. Austriaretired in 2011 from the University of thePhilippines ("UP�) as Professor of Geology after 45 years of service,teaching courses in Economic Geology, Geochemistry andCrystallography. The UP National Institute of Geological Sciencesbuilding was completed and inaugurated while he was Director of theInstitute from 1987 to 1993.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND/ EXPERIENCE
Dr. Austria is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy of thePhilippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is Senior Adviser ofPHINMA Petroleum & Geothermal, Inc. He is Chairman of the EarthSciences & Geography Division and a Director of the PhilippineAssociation for the Advancement of Science & Technology, a non-stock,non-profit corporation. Dr. Austria is a registered Geologist and wasrecognized as the Outstanding Professional in the Field of Geology for2001 by the Professional Regulation Commission of the Philippines. Heis currently a Member of the Board of Geology of the ProfessionalRegulation Commission.