President & Chief Executive Officer
Dakila (Daks) A. Maniquis represents the company as President with over 26 years of solid experience in power development and management, real estate development, civil and building construction, financial audit and advisory, treasury operations, project and corporate finance, business development and general management.
Prior to joining Peregrine, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Real Estate and Hotel and Leisure Business Unit of the CHCI Group of Companies where he oversaw the construction, operations, finance and human resource department of the entire group of companies engaged in real estate development and hotel operations with combined assets and investments exceeding PhP3.0 billion. He was directly responsible for initiating, structuring, negotiating and closing the acquisition and financing of two hotels currently owned by the group as well as the mixed-use development of an eight-hectare prime property in Batangas City, Southern Luzon, Philippines.
He has extensive experience in the conceptualization, preparation and execution of development, operating and financial plans and budgets; monitoring, evaluation and audit of operations; formulation of incentive policies and reward system in the Power, Construction and Real Estate industries. Prior to becoming COO, Daks was the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the same company, hence has extensive experience in financial policy and strategy, debt and equity financing, accounting, treasury, internal control, audit, tax planning, financial budgeting and contract negotiations.
Daks also worked as the head of corporate and project finance of Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. and Alsons Power for 12 years and previously as Senior Auditor and Consultant of Ernst and Young Philippines (SGV & Co.). He is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree from the University of Sto. Tomas and a Master in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management. He was also a graduate of Deans International Fellow Program, Master in Finance of the Marshall Business School, University of Southern California.