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Mr. Alfredo M. Umali
Mr. Alfredo M. Umali thrives on challenges. Being pushed to accomplish a goal or solve a problem is where he draws his energy from. He likes challenging others to be innovative and guiding others through the decision-making process. A volleyball enthusiast who has been a varsity player during his college years, Mr. Alfredo M. Umali is accustomed to discipline and training. He uses this experience to challenge and drive Trans-Asia's organization. After graduating from Mapua Institute of Technology, Mr. Umali joined a Project Management consultancy firm prior to gaining his extensive exposure in Civil Engineering in Saudi Arabia . He became the Engineering Manager of Riyadh Water and Sewerage Systems, the highest possible position for a non-Saudi Arabian citizen. Mr. Umali's professional trainings include the successful completion of the Construction Management Course from the Asian Institute of Management in 1994. He further pursued his career as a consultant for various infrastructure projects as well as water supply projects upon returning to the Philippines in 1995.
Mr. Umali's direct experience of leading major construction management projects in the water, transportation and industrial sectors has led him to become the Principal Civil Engineer of foreign dominated consultants of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation. The Southeast Asian economic meltdown in 1998 ensued to the cost cutting measures by developers albeit the thrust to the continuous completion of their projects. Mr. Umali was tasked to assume the responsibility in carrying out the multi-disciplined implementation of the infrastructures projects of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation. He was asked to handle the development/construction of the entire underground utilities without the expatriates. He proved it right that he is equally talented and competent as to other consultants on the successful culmination of the project.
He has been the Assistant Vice President for Civil Works and Infrastructure of EDCOP. His experience in all phases of project design and management has developed a reputation for challenging one-of-a-kind projects and became the Project Manager to the various prominent edifices of the Global City Land Development Projects of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority.
In 2001, Trans-Asia Philippines, Inc. was acquired from the Siemens Building Technology by a group of Filipino engineers and businessmen and tapped Mr. Alfredo Umali as the President and General Manager. Joining Trans-Asia, he is the right person required to turn around a sinking ship. He believes that we should continuously seek new challenges in crises situations, work hard, defy the odds, dare to dream, and boldly invest in a better future. He is a low-profile entrepreneur who follows the age-old Chinese business strategy of “lowest profit margins and big volume sales”. One of the visions of Mr. Umali is to contribute to the economic development of the country by providing young professionals or the graduate engineers a niche for their professional growth and this is made to realize through the mentoring process and regular in-house technical trainings provided by Trans-Asia.
Mr. Umali has diversified Trans-Asia's Clients by penetrating in the industry internationally as well as locally. In 2003, Trans-Asia has been awarded as the Lead Consulting Firm by the Asian Development Bank to conduct the Feasibility Studies and the Detailed Project Report for a 132 km. road in Northern India for the National Highways Authority of India, a first for a Filipino engineering firm. Since 2005, Trans-Asia provides directly to foreign clients the CAD Services and Engineering Services for prominent commercial buildings and infrastructure projects in the Middle East area.
Through the guidance and leadership of Mr. Umali, he fostered the development of the organization with a unique mentoring approach. He manages by principle, not procedures. He is a firm believer in quality, strong competitive strategies and plans, teamwork, rewards for performance and ethical responsibility. Thus, his commitment made the successful turnaround of Trans-Asia in a couple of years and the triumphal lead having Trans-Asia Philippines, Inc. an ISO 9001:2000 QMS certified in December 2005.