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Henry Sy. Sr

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Hans T. Sy

HANS T. SY
Chairman
Non-executive director

Mr. Sy, 63, Filipino, is the Chairman of the Board since May 5, 2011. He became a member of the China Bank Board on May 21, 1986, and was elected Vice Chairman in 1989. He also serves on the Boards of listed companies SM Prime Holdings, Inc. as Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee and SM Investments Corporation as Adviser to the Board, and holds key positions in several companies within the SM Group. He graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Gilbert U. Dee

GILBERT U. DEE
Vice Chairman
Executive director

Mr. Dee, 83, Filipino, is the Vice Chairman of the Board since May 5, 2011. He became a member of China Bank Board on March 6, 1969, and served as Board Chairman from 1989 to 2011. He currently serves as Chairman of China Bank subsidiary CBC Properties and Computer Center, Inc. (CBC-PCCI) and Union Motor Corporation.   He was a former director of Philippine Pacific Capital Corporation, Philex Mining Corporation, CBC Finance Corporation, and Super Industrial Corporation. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Banking from De La Salle University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California.

William C. Whang

WILLIAM C. WHANG
President
Executive director

Mr. Whang, 60, Filipino, is Director and President of the Bank since November 1, 2017.  He also serves on the boards of China Bank Savings (CBS), Chinabank Insurance Brokers (CIBI), CBC-PCCI, China Bank Capital Corporation (CBCapital), China Bank Securities Corporation (CBSecurities), Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation (MCBLife), BancNet, Inc., Banker’s Association of the Philippines, and Philippine Payments Management Inc. He has over 38 years of banking experience, previously holding key positions in local and international banks, including Metrobank, Republic National Bank of New York, International Exchange Bank, Security Bank, and Sterling Bank of Asia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Major in Business Management from De La Salle University.

Peter S. Dee

PETER S. DEE
Non-executive director

Mr. Dee,  77, Filipino, has been on the China Bank Board since April 14, 1977. He is also currently on the boards of CBC-PCCI, CIBI, Hydee Management & Resources Corporation, Commonwealth Foods, Inc., GDSK Development Corporation, and listed companies City & Land Developers, Inc. and Cityland Development Corporation as Independent Director. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of China Bank from 1985 to 2014, and a former director of Sinclair (Phils.) Inc., Can Lacquer, Inc., and CBC Forex Corporation.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from De La Salle University/University of the East and completed the Special Banking Course of the American Institute of Banking.

Jose T. Sio

JOSE T. SIO
Non-executive director

Mr. Sio, 79, Filipino, was first elected to the China Bank Board on November 7, 2007. He is also on the boards of listed companies SM Investments Corp. as Chairman, BDO Unibank and Premium Leisure Corp. as Adviser, SM Prime Holdings as adviser of Audit/Risk Oversight Committee, and Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corp. as Director; and in non-listed companies OCLP Holdings, Inc., Belle Corp., Concrete Aggregates Corp., and NLEX Corp.  as Director.  He is the current President of SM Foundation, Inc. and a former Senior Partner at SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV). He was voted CFO of the Year in 2009 by the Financial Executives of the Philippines, and in various years, was awarded as Best CFO (Philippines) by Hong Kong-based business publications Alpha Southeast Asia, Corporate Governance Asia, Finance Asia and The Asset.  He is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, major in Accounting from the University of San Agustin and an MBA from the New York University, U.S.A.

Joaquin T. Dee

JOAQUIN T. DEE
Non-executive director

Mr. Dee, 83, Filipino, is a member of the China Bank Board since May 10, 1984. He currently holds directorship and key management positions at JJACCIS Development Corporation, Enterprise Realty Corporation, and Suntree Holdings Corporation. He was Vice President for Sales and Administration of Wellington Flour Mills from 1964 to 1994. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Letran College.

Herbert T. Sy

HERBERT T. SY
Non-executive director

Mr. Sy, 62, Filipino, was first elected to the China Bank Board on January 7, 1993. He is currently Chairman of Supervalue, Inc., Super Shopping Market, Inc., Sondrik, Inc., and Sanford Marketing Corp., and Director of National University and listed company SM Prime Holdings, Inc.  He has been involved in companies engaged in food retailing, investment, real estate development, and mall operations. He graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management.

Harley T. Sy

HARLEY T. SY
Non-executive director

Mr. Sy, 59, Filipino, is a member of the China Bank Board since May 24, 2001. He also serves as Director of listed company SM Investments Corporation.   He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Major in Finance from De La Salle University.

Alberto S. Yao

ALBERTO S. YAO
Lead Independent Director

Mr. Yao, 72, Filipino, was first elected to the China Bank Board on July 7, 2004. He is also Independent Director of China Bank subsidiaries CBS, CBCapital, and CBSecurities, and serves as President & CEO of Richwell Philippines, Inc. and Internationale Globale Marques, Inc., President of Richphil House Inc., and member of` the Philippine Constitution Association.  He was previously a Director of Planters Development Bank, President & CEO of Richwell Trading Corporation and Europlay Distributor Co., Inc., President of Megarich Property Ventures Corporation, and a Vice President for Merchandising of Zenco Sales, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Minor in Accounting from Mapua Institute of Technology.

Margarita San Juan

MARGARITA L. SAN JUAN
Independent Director

Ms. San Juan, 65, Filipino, has been on the China Bank Board since May 4, 2017. She is also currently Independent Director of China Bank subsidiaries CBS, CBCapital, and CIBI.  She served as the Bank’s Senior Vice President and Account Management Group Head until her retirement in 2012, and also worked at Ayala Investment and Development Corporation and Commercial Bank and Trust Co. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Major in Financial Management from the University of the Philippines, and completed the Advance Bank Management Program of the Asian Institute of Management.

Philip S.L. Tsai

PHILIP S.L. TSAI
Independent Director

Mr. Tsai, 68, Filipino, was elected to the Board on November 7, 2018 to serve the unexpired term of Mr. Roberto F. Kuan who passed away on September 15, 2018. Mr. Tsai also currently serves as Independent Director of China Bank subsidiaries CBS, CBCapital, and CIBI. He was formerly the Bank’s First Vice President for Retail Banking until his retirement in 2015. He also worked at First CBC Capital (Asia) Limited, Midwest Medical Management, Fortune Paper Inc., Chemical Bank New York, Consolidated Can Corp., and Plastic Container Packaging. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines and an MBA from the Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.

ANGELINE ANN H. HWANG

ANGELINE ANN H. HWANG
Independent Director

Ms. Hwang, 68, Filipino, was elected to the Board on May 2, 2019. She is currently the President of private family-owned companies Wingsan Properties Corporation and Oxleyrise Properties, Inc. She has 45 years of experience in Philippine banking, ranging from international trade finance to account management/relationship management for SME and middle market segments, as well as branch banking, branch administration, and branch expansion. She was previously affiliated with Philippine Business Bank, Solidbank Corporation, Far East Bank & Trust Company, and Bank of the Philippine Islands. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, major in Banking and Finance from the University of the Philippines.


Ricardo R. Chua

RICARDO R. CHUA
Advisor to the Board

Mr. Chua, 67, Filipino, is Advisor to the Board since November 1, 2017. He served as President and CEO from 2014 to 2017 and as Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 2014. He is currently Chairman of CBS and CBCapital, and director of CBC-PCCI, CAVACON Corporation, and Sun & Earth Corporation. He is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s in Business Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management. He graduated cum laude from the University of the East with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting.


Atty. Corazon Morando

CORAZON I. MORANDO
Corporate Secretary

Ms. Morando, Filipino, serves as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of China Bank and as Consultant on Legal and Corporate Affairs of the SM Group.  She was a former Director of the Corporate Legal Department of the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines.  She was named “Asian Company Secretary of the Year” by Corporate Governance Asia for her vital role in promoting and upholding corporate governance in the Bank.  She earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines, and obtained her graduate studies under the MBA-Senior Executive Program from the Ateneo de Manila University.

 

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