Chinabank appoints new FMS Markets Sales Group Head

Chinabank has appointed a new Markets Sales Group Head, First Vice President Bernhard Aloysius G. Tsai, effective August 22, 2023.  Markets Sales is a group under the Financial Markets Segment (FMS).

In his new role, Tsai is responsible for developing and implementing the group's sales plans and strategies, overseeing and training the sales teams, and managing the Treasury Retail Sales, Corporate FX Sales, Commercial FX Sales, and Institutional Fixed Income Sales divisions, and the Broker Department.

“We’re delighted to welcome a seasoned talent like Bernhard to Chinabank. His sales and trading expertise will be invaluable as we accelerate the growth of our business and build strong relationships with our customers and the new generation of investors,” said EVP & FMS Head Magnolia Luisa N. Palanca.

Tsai has over three decades of experience in institutional sales, vendor marketing, investment banking, portfolio management, investor relations, corporate planning, treasury, syndication and distribution, digital marketing, operational strategies, and securities brokerage.  Prior to joining Chinabank, he was the Chief Operating Officer of BDO Securities.  He previously held key leadership positions at BDO Capital, BDO Unibank, ANZ Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Philippines and Malaysia.  Early in his career, he worked at Banco Santander, Citisecurities, and Global Business Bank.

Commenting on his appointment, Tsai said: “Chinabank is a trusted institution with a genuine focus on its customers. I’m excited to be joining at this pivotal time and being part of its future.”

Tsai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines. He is also a Certified Treasury Professional, a licensed TIFP professional, SEC Fixed Income salesperson, and Equities broker.