Jean Jacquelyn Nathania A. de Castro

She is the CEO of ESCA Inc., a Filipino-owned full service Engineering Firm championing the use of technology in engineering design, project construction management and Building Information Modelling (BIM) services to local and foreign clients for almost 40 years. She is also the CEO of ESCA International Inc. (EII), a pioneer in engineering outsourcing services to international architectural and engineering firms.

Jean is the immediate past Chair of the Urban land Institute (ULI) Philippines and the first woman to lead the National Council in the Philippines. She is the only Filipino to have graduated from the Senior Executive Institute (SEI) Program of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the United States. She is a CIAC Accredited Arbitrator and a FIDIC Certified Consulting Practitioner by FIDIC Credentialing Limited, the certification body for global consulting professionals.

She is a certified BIM Manager by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore and a certified Program Manager of the Philippines Constructors Association (PCA). She is an experienced litigator with extensive construction arbitration and commercial litigation experience from her years with Villaraza Cruz Marcelo and Angangco Law Offices and MOSVELDTT Law Offices. She is also a trained arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute and Resolution Center (PDRCI).