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Chino Pastor

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Chino Pastor
BornEnrique Jose Bernabe Pastor
Manila, Philippines
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Nationality Filipino
Alma materAteneo De Manila University
OccupationChairman of NOCH, Inc.
Net worthIncrease $348 million (US)

Enrique Pastor (born Enrique Jose Bernabe Pastor on July 17, 1983) is a Filipino-Spanish entrepeneur and investor. He is more popularly known as Chino, a nickname he received from his parents. He is the founder and Chairman of Next One Corporate Holdings, Inc. (NOCH Inc.) which has business interests in water, energy, real estate, finance and technology. He is the founder of NOCH Foundation, which helps underpriviledged youth through sports. He was awarded a Chevening Scholarship[1] by the United Kingom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is presently taking his postgraduate degree in International Finance and Development at SOAS, University of London.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Pastor is the son of Serio Pastor and Maria Rosario Bernabe Pastor, and is the second of 4 children. He attended the Ateneo De Manila University for his primary and secondary education, where is was a consistent honor student. He regularly represented his school for Mathematics competitions, and was awarded as the best in the country on multiple occassions. He competed in basketball, baseball, football and golf from an early age and developed his passion for sports. He graduated with a degree in the Honors Program Bsc Management Engineering from the Ateneo De Manila University. He is also a past commisioner of the Philippine Flag Football League.[2]

Finance & Entrepreneurship[edit | edit source]

Pastor worked in UnionBank of the Philippines and Standard Chartered Bank in Manila, primarily as a bond, interest rate and derivatives trader. This is when he developed a reputation as a well-respected but ruthless trader especially during the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-09, earning him the nickname (or street name) "Noch" (variations are "Nochi", "Nocher"). After almost 5 years in the industry, he left altogether saying, "I'm tired of making other people rich." Still passionate about trading, he continued as a day trader in stocks and currencies with his own portfolio.

Pastor entered the water Utilities sector, inspired by the careers of his father and grandmother who have been in the business for over 40 years. His water infrastructure portfolio includes water supply and wastewater systems in Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Davao region, as well as a hydroelectric power plants in Northern Luzon. His other business interests include real estate development and investments in technology startups.

Government Service[edit | edit source]

Pastor worked in the Department of Finance from 2015-18 before his Chevening Scholarship award. He was part of the group that evaluated Public Private Partnerships and the privatization of government assets. He also served as Alternate Chairman for three primary energy-focused Government Owned and Controlled Corporations of the Philippines, namely the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) and National Transmission Corporation (TransCo).

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Pastor is a life long sports fan, listing basketball teams the Ateneo Blue Eagles (his alma mater), Duke Blue Devils and New York Knicks as well as Manchester United (football) and New York Yankees (baseball) as his favorites.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Inquirer, Philippine Daily. "Record number of PH students get UK Chevening scholarships". globalnation.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  2. "FHM Ph". fhm.com.ph. Retrieved 2019-02-17.

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