Leandro Leviste Biography, Success Story

Leandro Leviste is a Filipino entrepreneur. He is best known for his pioneering investments in the solar power industry in the Philippines.

In June of 2020, Leviste’s Solar Philippines sold 50% of its subsidiary company in Tarlac to Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings (Prime Infra) of tycoon Enrique Razon Jr. for php 1.5 billion.

Leandro Leviste
Leandro Leviste

In 2018, Leandro Leviste led the inauguration of a 6-megawatt solar power plant in Paluan, Occidental Mindoro.

In 2017, Solar Philippines opened the first Filipino solar panel factory creating around 1000 manufacturing jobs.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Leandro Legarda Leviste
Birth Date –> (Age 28 in 2021)
Hometown –> Philippines

Father –> Former Governor Antonio Leviste
Mother –> Congresswoman and for Senator Loren Legarda
Brother –> Lorenzo Leviste

College –> Yale University
Degree –> N/A

Career Highlights
Chairman and CEO, Solar Philippines (Southeast Asia’s largest and only integrated solar developer)
Chairman and CEO, Solar Philippines Tarlac Corporation

Success Story
Leandro Leviste is the son of Senator and former Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda and former Batangas Governor Antonio Leviste. While studying political science at Yale University in the United States, he started investing in the shares of Tesla and Solar City. He was only 20 years old then. It dawned on him that solar energy could be the solution to the high electricity cost in the Philippines. In 2013, he came back home to the Philippines and founded Solar Philippines. To date, the company is one of the largest solar power generators in Southeast Asia with solar farms in several provinces such as Occidental Mindoro, Tarlac and Batangas. It aims to strengthen its foothold in Philippine energy market by putting up solar panels on every rooftop in the Philippines particularly commercial buildings like shopping malls.

In the month of November of 2021, Solar Philippines announced that it is building the largest solar installation in Southeast Asia, a 500-megawatt plant in the province of Nueva Ecija. It also plans to become a public company by listing its shares in the Philippine Stock Exchange.

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