Leonido “Bodie” Pulido
Assistant Secretary Leonido “Bodie” Pulido is a lawyer by profession, a social entrepreneur and a pioneer in the electric vehicle industry in the Philippines. He co-founded the Electric Vehicle Expansion Enterprises, Inc. (EVEE-I), a social enterprise company seeking to expand the use and participation of Electric Vehicles in the public transportation industry in the Philippines and became its President from 2013 to 2016. He was also the Executive Director from 2014 to 2016 for the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), a non-stock, non-profit organization advocating the use of e-vehicles in order to develop a transportation landscape that would mitigate climate change and aid in creating environmentally sustainable cities. Apart from working in the corporate world, he was also a co-host from 2010 to 2014 for the DZRJ 810 AM Equal Justice Radio Show that focuses on providing legal advice on various legal problems as well as providing legal perspective on issues with national significance.
At present, he is an Assistant Secretary for the Philippines’ Department of Energy and is presently supervising the Oil Industry Management Bureau (OIMB), the Energy Resource Development Bureau (ERDB) and the Field Offices in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Asec Pulido is also the Vice-chairman of the Philippine Exploration Contracting Round (PECR), the Department’s committee that supervises and prepares policies for the Upstream exploration of energy resources in the country.