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Chairman


William C. Whang

WILLIAM C. WHANG, 60, Filipino, is the Bank‘s President effective November 1, 2017.  He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) from February 1, 2017 until he assumed the role of President upon Ricardo R. Chua’s retirement.  He is currently the Chairman of China Bank Securities Corp. (CBSec), Director/Treasurer of China Bank Insurance Brokers, Inc. (CBIBI) and CBC Properties and Computer Center, Inc. (CBC-PCCI), and Director of China Bank Capital Corporation (CBCC), China Bank Savings, Inc. (CBSI), and BancNet, Inc. Mr. Whang has more than 30 years of banking experience, formerly holding senior management positions in Metrobank, Republic National Bank of New York, International Exchange Bank, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, and other financial institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Major in Business Management, from the De La Salle University.

Members


Gilbert U. Dee

GILBERT U. DEE, 83, Filipino, is the Vice Chairman of the Board since May 5, 2011. He was first elected to the China Bank Board on March 6, 1969, and served as Chairman from 1989 to 2011. Aside from PSE-listed China Bank, he also serves as the Chairman of the Boards of Union Motor Corporation and China Bank subsidiary CBC Properties and Computer Center, Inc. (CBC-PCCI), and as Director of Super Industrial Corporation, which are all non-listed companies. He was previously on the boards of Philippine Pacific Capital Corporation, Philex Mining Corporation, and CBC Finance Corporation, and President of GAB Investment Corporation. Vice Chairman Dee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking from the De La Salle University, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.

Romeo D. Uyan, Jr.

ROMEO D. UYAN, JR., 56, Filipino, Executive Vice President, is the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer effective November 1, 2017.  He is also the Vice Chairman of China Bank Capital Corp. (CBCC) and China Bank Securities Corp. (CBSec).  He previously served as Head of the Financial Markets Segment of China Bank and as President of CBCC.   A former investment banker, Mr. Uyan has over two decades of experience in trading, financing, and structuring in the Asia Pacific region with various foreign investment houses. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Co-Head of Asia Special Situations and Leveraged Capital Markets at UBS AG-Singapore Branch. Prior to this, he was Managing Director and Head of Asia Credit Products in Barclays Capital, where he was member of the Asia Pacific Executive Committee as well as Global Emerging Markets Committee. He holds an MBA and graduated with distinction from the Johnson Graduate School of Management-Cornell University, New York. He earned his Bachelor‘s degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, where he majored in Management Engineering and graduated cum laude.

Rosemarie C. Gan

ROSEMARIE C. GAN, 61, Filipino, Executive Vice President, is the Segment Head of the Bank’s Retail Banking Business. She also serves as Director in the Bank subsidiary CBSI. Ms.Gan has been with the Bank for over 38 years, and had extensive exposure and training in marketing, financial analysis, credit portfolio management, strategic planning and corporate governance. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Major in Management, and was a recipient of the distinguished Rector’s Award.

Joey V. Ramos

ALBERTO EMILIO V. RAMOS, * 59, Filipino, Executive Vice President of the Bank, is currently functioning as Director and President of Bank subsidiary CBSI after his secondment in 2011. He also sits in the boards of Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation (MCBLife) and CBCC, and is Trustee/First Vice President of the Chamber of Thrift Banks. Prior to joining the Bank in 2006 as Head of Private Banking Group, Mr. Ramos was President of Philam Asset Management, Inc., and also held key positions in local and international banks, including the Bank of the Philippine Islands and Citytrust Banking Corporation. He graduated from the De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Marketing Management. He also holds a Masters in Business Management (MBM) degree from the AIM and has a Treasury Professional Certificate from the Bankers Association of the Philippines.

*Ex-officio member

Patrick D. Cheng

PATRICK D. CHENG, 56, Filipino, Senior Vice President, is the Bank’s Chief Finance Officer and Finance Group Head effective December 1, 2017. He is also a Director of China Bank Savings, Inc. (CBSI), Manila Overseas Commercial Inc., and SR Holdings Corporation. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Cheng held various senior management positions at the Philippine Bank of Communications, HSBC Savings Bank, HSBC Philippines, and Citibank Philippines. He was President of HSBC Savings Bank from 2008 to 2013, and also served as President of the Chamber of Thrift Banks for two terms.  He completed the Trust Operations and Investment Management course, with Distinction, of the Trust Institute of the Philippines.  He holds an MS Management degree, with Distinction, from the Hult International School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a B.S. in Business Administration and Accountancy degree from the University of the Philippines-Diliman where he graduated magna cum laude, and was later named a Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of the Virata School of Business. Mr. Cheng is a CPA and placed 7th in the National Certified Public Accountancy exams.

Alexander C. Escucha

ALEXANDER C. ESCUCHA, 62, Filipino, Senior Vice President, is the Head of the Bank's Investor and Corporate Relations Group. He is also a Director of Bank subsidiary CBSI, Chairman of the UP Visayas Foundation, Inc., and an international resource person at The Asian Banker. Mr. Escucha served as President of the Philippine Economic Society (PES) and concurrent Chairman of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations (FAEA), and President of the Corporate Planning Society of the Philippines, and Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines. Prior to joining China Bank, he was Vice President at International Corporate Bank. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines.

Renato K. De Borja

RENATO K. DE BORJA, JR., 47, Filipino, First Vice President, is the Head of Remittance and Credit Card Business Group. He has more than 24 years of banking experience, formerly holding positions as Director of East West Rural Bank and Green Bank (a Rural Bank), Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of East West Banking Corporation, CFO of Citigroup Business Process Solutions and ROHQ, CFO of Metrobank Card Corporation, and various Finance and Accounting roles in Standard Chartered Bank and Far East Bank & Trust Co. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Major in Accounting, from the University of Santo Tomas. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), BAP Certified Treasury Professional for money markets and foreign exchange, and a graduate of Global Executive MBA from the IE Business School.

Lilibeth R. Carino

LILIBETH R. CARIÑO, 62, Filipino, First Vice President, is the Bank‘s Consumer Banking Group Head. She has been with the Bank for over 38 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines and her MBA at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. 

Benedict L. Chan

BENEDICT L. CHAN, 42, Filipino, First Vice President, is the Treasurer and Head of The Treasury Group.   He has 20 years of trading and portfolio management experience, with consistent profitable track record in both the international and local trading markets.  He previously worked with Trinitus Asset Management Hong Kong, BNP Paribas Singapore and London, and ING Bank Singapore, Hong Kong, and Manila. In 2016, Mr. Chan passed the Licensing Examination for Securities and Futures Intermediaries Paper 1 on securities regulations conducted by the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Prior to that, he received his Financial Markets Regulatory and Practice Certificate from The Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore in 2013. He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering.

Ananias S. Cornelio

ANANIAS S.CORNELIO III, * 43, Filipino, First Vice President, is the Bank's Chief Risk Officer. He has 20 years of banking experience, serving in risk, treasury or audit groups of Development Bank of the Philippines, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., First Metro Investment Corp., and Solidbank Corporation prior to joining China Bank. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, with academic distinction, from the San Beda College, and a Masters in Public Administration, academic scholar, from the National University of Singapore.

*Ex-officio member

Delia Marquez

DELIA MARQUEZ, 57, Filipino, First Vice President, is the Head of the Bank’s Central Operations Group and Business Process Management Division. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked as Auditor at SGV & Co. and Transunion Corporation. Ms. Marquez is a CPA and graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Major in Accounting.

Jose L. Osmena

JOSE L. OSMEÑA, JR., 59, Filipino, First Vice President, is the Deputy Group Head of Retail Banking Business. He has been with the Bank for 25 years. Prior to joining China Bank, he worked at Insular Bank of Asia and America and Producers Bank. Mr. Osmeña obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Major in Accounting, and Masters of Science in Business Administration, both from the University of San Carlos.

Lilian Yu

RYAN MARTIN L. TAPIA, 42, Filipino, is the President of China Bank’s investment house arm, China Bank Capital Corporation (CBCC).  Prior to his appointment as CBCC President on January 1, 2018, he was its Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Head of Execution.  He has 20 years of experience in investment banking, capital markets, credit, and lending with various global banks such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and Standard Chartered Bank. He holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Fordham University in New York.

Lilian Yu

MARIA ROSANNA CATHERINA L. TESTA, 59, Filipino, First Vice President, is the Head of Human Resources Group. She has been in the field of human resource management for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the Bank, she held various positions at Goodyear Phils., Equitable-PCI Bank, Far East Bank and Trust Company, The Manila Banking Corporation, and John Clements Consultants, among others. Ms. Testa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree major in Business Administration, from the Assumption College, and her MBA degree from the Ateneo Business School.

Lilian Yu

LILIAN YU, 53, Filipino, Senior Vice President, is the Head of the Institutional Banking Group (IBG). She also serves as Advisor to the Board of China Bank Capital Corporation (CBCC). Ms. Yu is a CPA and CFA with more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. She joined China Bank in 2015 as Head of Credit Structuring of CBCC, and in 2017, was appointed to serve as Deputy Head of IBG.  She was previously an International Consultant for the Asian Development Bank, where she worked on water projects for Southeast Asian member countries.  She also held senior management positions at ABN AMRO Bank, ING Bank N.V., Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, and the International Finance Corporation. Ms. Yu holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines.

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