MANILA, Philippines – Prime Metro BMD Corporation (PrimeBMD), a joint venture between Prime Infra, the infrastructure arm of the Razon Group and Australia’s BMD Group — one of the largest family owned civil contractors in Australia — has appointed J.V. Emmanuel A. “Jocot” De Dios as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Jocot De Dios joins PrimeBMD with a wealth of experience having been CEO of GE Philippines for eight years, and formerly Undersecretary of the Department of Energy. He will assume the position by September 1 while current CEO, Jeff Gallus, will remain onboard as Director of Operations and will provide continued support to the business during this transitional phase.
“We welcome Jocot to PrimeBMD. His experience and network within the local market will be instrumental in further expanding our civil construction business further as the country recovers from the pandemic with construction being at the forefront of the recovery,” said Guillaume Lucci, President of Prime Infra, and majority shareholder of PrimeBMD. “We’re confident of Jocot’s ability to lead PrimeBMD into its next phase of growth in the Philippines” said Scott Power, Managing Director of BMD Group and board member of PrimeBMD.
Since the incorporation of PrimeBMD in April 2017, the business has gone from strength to strength and has established itself as one of the Philippines’ premier general contractors with a diverse skill set, an unparalleled commitment to safety and quality and a genuine desire to collaborate with our clients and partners to ensure that we can achieve the best outcomes on all of our projects. We thank Jeff for his role in setting up the business with a strong foundation. His experience and relentless efforts over the past three years have preprared PrimeBMD for the next phase of growth with some of the most advance processes and operating systems the industry has to offer around safety, quality control, project tracking and scheduling” added Guillaume Lucci.
PrimeBMD specializes in the construction of major transport and urban development infrastructure for private and government clients in the Philippines. Our expertise includes the construction of roads and bridges, marine infrastructure and dredging services, airport infrastructure, building works, water and wastewater infrastructure, rail infrastructure, and commercial / residential land subdivision projects.