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Chairman


William C. Whang

WILLIAM C. WHANG, 62, Filipino, is Director and President of the Bank since November 1, 2017. Aside from China Bank, he does not hold any directorship position in any other PSE-listed company. He also sits in the boards of Bank subsidiaries China Bank Savings, Inc. (CBSI), China Bank Insurance Brokers, Inc. (CBC-IBI), CBC-PCCI, China Bank Capital Corporation (CBCC), and China Bank Securities Corporation (CBSC), and is actively involved in the boards of BancNet, Inc., Banker‟s Association of the Philippines, Philippine Payments Management Inc., and Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation (MCBLife). He has almost 40 years of banking experience, previously holding key positions in local and international financial institutions, including Metrobank, Republic National Bank of New York, International Exchange Bank, Security Bank, and Sterling Bank of Asia. Director and President Whang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Major in Business Management, from the De La Salle University. He underwent various trainings in banking and other related fields such as corporate governance, AML, branch based marketing, quality service management, sales management, principle centered leadership, and corporate strategy.

Members


Romeo D. Uyan, Jr.

ROMEO D. UYAN, JR., 58, Filipino, Executive Vice President, is the Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. He also serves as Vice Chairman in the Boards of Bank subsidiaries China Bank Capital Corporation (CBCC) and China Bank Securities Corporation (CBSC). He was an investment banker with more than two decades of experience in trading, financing, and structuring in the Asia Pacific region with various foreign investment houses. Before he joined the Bank, Mr. Uyan was Managing Director and Co-Head of Special Situations and Leveraged Capital Markets at UBS AG-Singapore Branch, and he also worked as 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 graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University, cum laude, and obtained his Master‟s degree in Business Administration (MBA), graduating with distinction, at the Johnson Graduate School of Management in Cornell University, New York. He participated in 13 numerous trainings in banking, including anti-money laundering (AML) and corporate governance trainings held in 2019.

Patrick D. Cheng

PATRICK D. CHENG, 58, Filipino, Executive Vice President, is the Chief Finance Officer of the Bank. He also sits in the boards of Bank subsidiaries - in China Bank Insurance Brokers, Inc. (CBC-IBI) as Chairman, and in CBSI as Director, and in Manulife Chinabank Life Assurance Corporation (a bank affiliate) as Director. He is also Director of Manila Overseas Commercial Inc. and SR Holdings Corporation. Before joining the Bank, he held various key positions at the Philippine Bank of Communications, HSBC Savings Bank (Philippines), HSBC (Philippine Branch), Citibank N.A. (Philippine Branch), and Citicenter Condominium Corp. From 2008 to 2013, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Savings Bank (Philippines), and from 2011 to 2012, he was a two-term President of the Chamber of Thrift Banks. A Certified Public Accountant placing 7th in the National Exams, Mr. Cheng graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accountancy. He pursued his Master‟s in Management degree, with Distinction, from the Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and completed the Trust Operations and Investment Management course, also with Distinction, from the Trust Institute of the Philippines. In 2010, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Virata School of Business of the University of the Philippines – Diliman. His extensive trainings include corporate governance, AML, asset liability management, operational risk, and information security .

Rosemarie C. Gan

ROSEMARIE C. GAN, 63, Filipino, Executive Vice President, is the Segment Head of Retail Banking Business (RBB). She also serves as Director in the Bank subsidiaries China Bank Savings, Inc. (CBSI) and CBC Properties and Computer Center, Inc. (CBC-PCCI). With more than 40 years of experience with the Bank, her exposure and training in banking include marketing, financial analysis, credit portfolio management, strategic planning and corporate governance. Ms. Gan obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Major in Management, from the University of Santo Tomas, where she graduated magna cum laude and received the distinguished Rector„s Award. She attended the Asian Institute of Management‟s (AIM) Advanced Bank Management Program in 2013. She also attended the BAI Retail Delivery Conference conducted by the Bank Administration Institute in 2012, and 14 Corporate Governance workshops/seminars conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) from 2014 to 2019, and AMLA seminar conducted by ICD in 2019, among others .

Lilian Yu

LILIAN YU, 55, Filipino, Senior Vice President, is the Head of Institutional Banking Group. She also currently sits as Director in the boards of Bank subsidiaries CBSC and CBCC. Her more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry spans the areas of credit, project and structured finance, and debt capital markets. Prior to joining the Bank, she was an International Consultant for the Asian Development Bank. She worked for international financial institutions abroad such as Barclays Capital, ABN Amro Bank, Deutsche Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ms. Yu holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accountancy, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines. She obtained her MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was also conferred the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by the CFA Institute .

Magnolia Luisa Palanca

MAGNOLIA LUISA N. PALANCA , 51, Filipino, Senior Vice President, is the Head of Financial Markets Segment. She has around 30 years of banking experience, having worked with several financial institutions before joining the Bank, such as J.P. Morgan (S.E.A. Limited) and J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Executive Director; Standard Chartered Bank Manila as Director; ING Bank NV Manila Branch, Solidbank Corporation and Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company as officer. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines. She is also an SEC Fixed Income License Salesman, Ateneo-BAP Certified Treasury Professional, and was an Appointed Representative by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Her training & seminars attended were focused on FX, financial derivatives, capital markets, leadership and corporate governance.

Manuel Tagaza

MANUEL C. TAGAZA, 58, Filipino, Senior Vice President, is the Head of the Bank's Digital Banking Group effective April 1, 2020. For over 30 years, Mr. Tagaza has handled key positions in companies engaged in banking and technology solutions. Before joining the Bank, he was Senior Vice President at the Bank of the Philippine Islands, Senior Vice President at TIM Corporation, and Vice President at PCI Bank. He currently chairs the Philippine QR Payments Technical Working Group and he is the country representative to the Asean Inter-operable QR Payments Working Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas. He attended Harvard Business Publishing‘s Leadership Management Course as well as other local and international seminars such as those relating to leadership management, retail payments, and real time payments.

Delia Marquez

DELIA MARQUEZ, 59, Filipino, First Vice President II, is the Head of the Centralized Operations Group and concurrent Head of Business Process Management Division. She previously worked as Auditor at SGV & Co. and Transunion Corporation. A Certified Public Accountant, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Major in Accounting, cum laude, from the University of Santo Tomas. She attended various seminars on corporate governance, Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP), risk model validation, Internal Credit Risk Rating System (ICRRS), Philippine Financial Reporting Standards (PFRS), The Asian Banker‟s Future of Finance Summit 2017, SAS Management, Inc.‟s Intro to Agile Project Management, GGAPP and PWC Phils.‟s Annual GGAPP Forum on Good Governance, Ethics and Compliance, and ICD‟s Corporate Governance Training Program .

Ananias S. Cornelio

ANANIAS S.CORNELIO III*, 45, Filipino, First Vice President II, is the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank. He has more than 20 years of banking experience, handling risk, treasury or audit functions at the Development Bank of the Philippines, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, First Metro Investment Corporation, and Solidbank Corporation. Mr. Cornelio earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, with academic distinction, from the San Beda 15 College, and a Master‟s degree in Public Administration, academic scholar, from the National University of Singapore. He also took up the AIM‟s Bank Management Course. He participated in extensive trainings on corporate governance, macro prudential supervision and regulatory change, risk management, Basel Standards, fixed income, credit derivatives and structured products, interest rate and currency derivatives, ISDA documentation, and economic forecasting, among others. He has been a panelist/speaker in major events in the region which include The Asian Banker Summit, ASEAN Risk Forum, Risk Minds Asia, and ADB Regional Forum on Financial Asset and Liability, and a resource person/lecturer for the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPHIL), and the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP). He is the Sub-Committee Chairman on Basel Standards Implementation of the Bankers Association of the Philippines.

*Ex-officio member

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