President and CEO
April 2017 – Present

President Pio J. Benavidez is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer who has extensive exposure and expertise in Planning, Design and Engineering; Power Plant Operation and Maintenance; Research and Development; and Island Missionary Electrification and Renewable Energy.
He also obtained studies and training in Geothermal Power Plant Planning, Design Engineering and Operations in the country and in Japan.
As NPC’s former Senior Vice President, he was responsible for plant generations, Pre & Post Privatization activities, and in managing various departments such as Technical and Maintenance Services, Independent Power Producers, Human Resources and Administration, Watershed Management Department and Dams Reservoir & Flood Forecasting Department.
He has likewise chaired and served as adviser and member in various committees like the NPC-PSALM Operations and Management Agreement Steering Committee, Nuclear Power Projects Core Group, Renewable Energy Board, and NPC-ALECO Management Team.
In his stint in the private sector in 2014, he served as Executive Advisor of Axia Power Holdings Philippines Corporation, a Marubeni Company.
President Pio served as Board Member in the Philippine Electricity Market from 2003 to 2004 and overall coordinator of Task Force Halalan in 2004 and 2010 national elections.
As President and CEO of NPC, he also serves as member of the National Power Board, National Irrigation Administration Board and National Renewable Energy Board.
President Pio hails from Bato, Catanduanes and is married to Virginia H. Benavidez, former Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands. They have two children, Alexander and Rubianca, and their daughter-in-law, Jofren.