To support rapid expansions, Envirotech Education has recently appointed Melinda de Luna as Co-CEO to oversee operations in Australia, Ukraine and the Philippines.
Melinda de Luna brings more than 27 years’ experience of senior strategic management to the role, where her expertise is focused on sustainable development, enhancement of regional business operational capacity, and innovation of environmental corporate social responsibility practices.
“I am very excited and grateful to be co-heading Envirotech Education with our Chairwoman Mrs. Shelly Bengiat. I believe Envirotech has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions it to continue to be a world-class education provider in marine habitat conservation and restoration, and environmental management and sustainability. I believe Envirotech will continue to reinvent, adapt and lead in innovation technologies and VET education on a global scale,” said Melinda de Luna.
Before joining Envirotech Education in January 2020, Melinda de Luna was Vice President of Farm Management and Senior Biologist of a Pearl Farm Group of Companies in the Philippines, where she was responsible for strategic direction, sustainable development, operations of multiple pearl farm sites and government liaison. While working for the Pearl Farm Group of Companies since 1994, Melinda held several positions including Biologist, Coordinator, Manager and Assistant Vice President for Farm Management. She is also a Pollution Control Officer and Deputised Fishwarden.
Melinda’s experience also encompasses roles at Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council as a Private Sector representative for eight years, and half a decade of volunteering for the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary with a rank of Lieutenant Commander. She also headed a non-stock, non-profit organisation specialising in providing coastal community livelihood projects that are environmentally sustainable and economically rewarding. Melinda works closely with Indigenous Communities in Southern Palawan, Philippines and assists communities in the formulation of Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP), as well as other marine and environment-related activities.