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China Bank appoints Gerald Florentino as head of Investor and Corporate Relations Group

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Gerald Florentino

China Bank welcomes the newest member of its senior leadership, Gerald “Dodjie” O. Florentino, first vice president and head of Investor & Corporate Relations Group (ICRG) effective October 1. Florentino succeeds SVP Alexander C. Escucha, who is retiring at the end of the year after 27 years of service.

Reporting directly to President William C. Whang, Florentino will be responsible for managing and enhancing the Bank’s relationships with investors, credit analysts, regulators, media, and other stakeholders. He will also be the Bank’s primary spokesperson to the investment community, overseeing the development of a robust investor relations strategy and corporate communication materials.

“We are pleased to have Dodjie on board to continue the vital task of enhancing and deepening our engagement with shareholders, potential investors, and the financial markets. His diverse background and perspective will be a great asset to the Bank,” said Escucha.

“I’m excited to join China Bank as it moves forward with its transformation to be a stronger, more digitally-capable bank for the next generation of customers and investors,” said Florentino. “I have big shoes to fill and I am grateful to have Mr. Escucha’s wise counsel and guidance before he retires.”

Florentino brings 30 years of investor relations, corporate planning, investment banking, and financial services experience from both listed and non-listed companies in the banking, insurance, and investment industries here and abroad.

He was most recently the president & CEO of RCBC Securities, Inc. Prior to that, he was with Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) as first senior vice president for Corporate Planning & Investor Relations. He was previously with the ICCP Group as senior vice president for the Investment Banking Group; AXA Philippines as vice president and head of Strategic Planning, Project Management and Business Development; and United Coconut Planters Bank as vice president.

He also worked in Singapore and had served as senior investment officer at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, and as manager for the Regional Head Office of Deutsche Bank-Singapore.

Florentino holds a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Financial Support Services from the Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.

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