ANDREA ALFORTE

Andrea investigates rural financial institutions and their potential roles in our investment models.  She also conducts field research in pilot countries for our land use and energy projects.

Before joining TMP in 2012, Andrea worked in the microfinance sector, assisting credit cooperatives, farmers’ organizations and lending institutions in rural areas across Southeast Asia.

Andrea is based in Los Baños, and is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Los Banos with a BSc in Human Ecology.

DENISE MATIAS

Denise leads the company’s implementation planning for land-use systems. She joined TMP in 2012. She was previously an International Climate Protection Fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, devoting most of her time to working on environmental issues in Southeast Asia.

Her current focus is on putting into practice our designs for the systematic funding of agriculture, agroforestry and community forestry projects, which includes field research in Southeast Asia.

Denise graduated from Central European University with an MSc in Environmental Sciences and Policy and has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Ateneo de Manila University. She lives in Bonn, Germany.

ED TARGETT

Ed handles TMP’s media affairs and also contributes to and edits our research on sustainable land use and energy issues. Ed joined the company in 2015 from Roubini Global Economics, where he edited geopolitical risk and macroeconomics research.

He was previously a reporter and then deputy editor for Gas Strategies, primarily covering the global LNG market. He has worked in Australia, Malawi and South Korea; including as a research associate for the International Crisis Group. 

Ed lives in the English coastal region of Margate and received his BA in politics from SOAS, University of London. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism from Birmingham City University.   

JACK DENTON

Jack is responsible for day-to-day management of the company's sustainable agriculture and forestry projects, and contributes research on a wide range of social topics related to our Climate & Ecosystems work.

Before joining the company in 2013, Jack worked on community climate change responses with the Transition Town movement while founding a social enterprise that used technology to improve transparency in coffee supply chains. Jack also worked on international and energy policy at the Green Party, and on issues facing minority and indigenous communities for Minority Rights Group International.

Jack gained his Master's in the Anthropology of Development from the University of London and has a Bachelor's degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. He currently lives in London.

JOSEPH ANGAN

Joseph focuses on research and data analysis, contributing in particular to our work on ESG risk management. His work covers broad subject matter from technology, sustainable agriculture, environmentally friendly transportation, to mining and water risks.

Prior to joining the company in 2013, Joseph worked for the Philippine Department of Education. He is based in Metro Manila, where he graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Materials Science Engineering, along with a degree in Philosophy.  

KRISTINE GARCIA-GIBE

Kristine provides GIS research and analysis to projects in energy and natural resource management across all three of TMP's business lines.

Prior to joining us in 2013, Kristine worked on various research projects related to global environmental change, natural resources management, capacity building and outreach, and science-policy. She was a coordinator at the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research in Kobe, Japan and a researcher at the World Agroforestry Centre-Philippines.

She currently also serves as the Philippines' low carbon correspondent to the Low Carbon Asia Network (LoCARNet).

Kristine received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and graduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is a native of the Philippines, and is based in Laguna.

KPOP YANGYE

Kpop focuses on assessing the financial viability and performance of various projects, primarily in our Asset Management and Economic Development work. His current work includes developing financial and risk models for our land-use, secured landscape, and energy projects, where he is also involved in conducting the field research.

Prior to joining the company in 2012, Kpop spent most his career in the financial sector, working as an actuary for Aon Consulting, and risk management in the energy department with Nomura and Conocophilips.

A native of Nigeria and UK, Kpop received an MPhil in Finance from Cambridge University, and completed his undergraduate in Economics. He is based in London.

LEONARDO PRADELA

Leonardo Pradela focuses on the company’s work in Latin America, with particular expertise in the analysis of environmental and social risks to investment. 

Before joining TMP in 2013, Leonardo worked on financial and environmental policy with the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (Funbio), an environmental services organization based in Brazil.

He received his Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University and his Bachelor's in International Relations from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. He lives in Rio de Janeiro and Washington, DC.

RAMON DE LEON

Ramon de Leon is a software developer who heads the company’s geospatial analysis work.  Since joining the company in 2014, he has developed custom spatial analyses across all three of our business lines.

Ramon's experience developing GIS applications includes a wide range of fields such as sustainability, engineering, land use planning, environmental science, humanitarian response, park management, hydrology, biodiversity and conservation. 

He lives in Cleveland, and has a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering at University of the Philippines Los Baños. 

TOM SHRINER

Tom is a technology professional with over 25 years of experience in embedded/real-time/mission critical software and systems engineering.  He is experienced in a wide variety of domains including data acquisition, measurement and control, telemetry and wireless. 

Tom has been a software developer and engineer with numerous Fortune 500 companies, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Monsanto and Motorola. He has A BSET from Purdue University and resides in the Chicago area.