Jeronimo U. Kilayko
Director, President and CEOJeronimo U. Kilayko is Director, President and CEO of UCPB. He is currently the Board and Exco Chairman of ASEAN Finance Corporation – Singapore.
He was the former Vice Chairman of Bank of Commerce and former President of Central Visayas Finance Corporation. He was the Director and President of San Miguel Properties, Inc.
From 1998 to 2002, he became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Coconut Planters Bank, CIIF Oil Mills, UCPB General Insurance Co. Inc., United Coconut Planters Life Assurance Corporation and United Coconut Chemicals, Inc. and on that same period he served as Vice Chairman for Dutch Boy Philippines and has held various executive positions in Asean Finance Corporation-Singapore, He was a former Executive Vice President for Institutional Banking Sector of Land Bank of the Philippines and Assistant Vice President of Bank of America. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Commerce from De La Salle University.
Edmond E. Bernardo
Executive Vice President and Head of Branch Banking GroupEdmond E. Bernardo has 37 years of experience with UCPB since he joined the Bank in December 1977. He was assigned as officer of various branches in Mindanao and later became Region Head for Mindanao Currently, he is the Head of the Branch Banking Group of UCPB. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has served in the past as President and Director of UCPB Savings Bank. He was also a past Director of UCPB Rural Bank. He completed the Executive Program at the Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan and earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting, from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
Eulogio V. Catabran III
Executive Vice President and Head of Treasury Banking GroupEulogio V. Catabran III joined UCPB in January 2006 as Head of Treasury Banking Group, which offers alternative financial instruments to the investing public to include short term money market placements, fixed income securities and foreign exchange services. He has 27 years of experience in banking and finance, including his service as Senior Vice President of Chinatrust (Philippines) Commercial Bank. Mr. Catabran completed Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program in 2010 and is a candidate for the Master of Business Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Higinio O. Macadaeg, Jr.
Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate and Consumer Banking GroupHiginio O. Macadaeg, Jr. joined UCPB as Group Head and Chief Credit Officer (CCO) of Credit & Supervision Group in September 2003. He has 31 years of experience in banking and finance, including senior executive positions in Equitable PCIBank, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, Solid Bank Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, and Citytrust Banking Corporation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also attended the Advanced Management Training Program at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Cesar A. Rubio
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Head of Support Services GroupCesar A. Rubio joined UCPB as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Support Services Group in September 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant and previously held senior executive positions in Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation and Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, after starting his banking career in Citibank as an executive trainee and credit officer. He likewise served as Director of Merchants Savings and Loan Association. He earned his Master of Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management and Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting, from De La Salle University.
Evangelina P. Samonte
Executive Vice President and Head of Operations GroupEvangelina P. Samonte joined UCPB as Group Head of Operations Group in April 2004. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has held senior executive positions in Philippine Bank of Communications, Solid Bank Corporation and International Corporate Bank. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting (cum laude), from the University of Nueva Caceres. She is a Director of UCPB Savings Bank and a member of the bank’s Audit Committee.
Ramon B. Tañafranca
Executive Vice President and Head of Information Technology and Methods GroupRamon B. Tañafranca joined UCPB as Group Head of Information and Technology Management Group in January 2008 to manage the Bank's information systems and IT resources, information security, methods and productivity initiatives. He has over 36 years of Information and Communications Technology experience with over 26 years in the banking industry. He was the former Executive Vice President of International Exchange Bank's Information and Technology Management Cluster. He was also the former Development Center Head of United Coconut Planters Bank and Information Technology Department Head of UCPB Savings Bank. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics from the Far Eastern University.
Jose A. Barcelon
Senior Vice President and Head of Legal Services GroupJose A. Barcelon joined UCPB as Assistant Corporate Secretary in February 2002. He was later appointed as Corporate Secretary and is now the Head of the Legal Services Group. (President- UCPB Gun Club). He is also the Corporate Secretary of United Coconut Planters Life Assurance Corp., UCPB General Insurance, Inc., and Cocoplans. He has served as Director and Corporate Secretary of UCPB Savings Bank, UCPB Securities, Inc., UCPB Leasing and Finance Corp., UCPB Properties, Inc., United Coconut Planters International, United Funds, Inc., Silahis Marketing Corp., Minola Refining Corporation, San Pablo Manufacturing Corp., and Granex, U.S.A. Atty. Barcelon was previously a Partner of R.B. Ancheta Law Office and Mendoza and Barcelon Law Office. (Legal Head of National Food Authority) He was also a former Special Legislative Officer at the Senate of the Philippines. He earned his Bachelor of Laws and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
Ildefonso R. Jimenez
Senior Vice President and Corporate SecretaryIldefonso R. Jimenez joined UCPB as Corporate Secretary in February 2012. He is a professorial lecturer in the College of Law, University of the Philippines. He also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. He is a former Senior Counsel and the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Atty. Jimenez was previously a Partner at Padilla Jimenez Kintanar & Asuncion Law Offices. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines.
Ma. Elena S. Sarmiento
Senior Vice President, Trust Officer and Head of Trust Banking GroupMa. Elena S. Sarmiento is the Senior Vice President, Trust Officer and Head of the UCPB Trust Banking Group. Her 40-year investment and banking career started with Bancom Development Corporation, Union Bank of the Philippines, UCPB, Philippine National Bank, Planters Development Bank, Philippines Business Bank, All Asia Capital and Trust Corporation and Bank of Commerce. She also held finance and investment-related positions at A. Soriano Corporation, Chemholdings Corporation, Pryce Securities Inc. and Bahay Financial Services. Ms. Sarmiento has been an active member of the Trust Officers Association of the Philippines (TOAP), having served as its past President, Treasurer, and Member of its Board of Directors for several years. Currently, she is the President of the Trust Institute Foundation of the Philippines (TIFP). Ms. Sarmiento has a degree in BSC Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from the College of the Holy Spirit, an MBA from La Salle Business School, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Sarmiento was most outstanding graduate with an award of excellence at the Trust Institute Foundation of the Philippines, and as such merited for her a scholarship for the Special Trust Course of the American Bankers Association at the Northwestern University in Illinois, USA.
Ryan B. Butalid
Chief Risk Officer, First Vice President and Head of Risk Management DivisionRyan B. Butalid has over 20 years of work experience in the areas of risk management, investment banking, corporate account management, remedial account management, insurance and retail banking. He started his career with stints in Asian Appraisal, Inc. and Joaquin Cunanan (PricewaterhouseCoopers). He previously worked with Allied Banking Corporation for 15 years where he worked in branch banking, investment banking, remedial management, risk management and trust banking. He was also Head of Risk Management for Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) from 2010 to 2013 as well Chief Risk Officer for SunLife Grepa, Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. (SLAMCI) and its seven mutual fund companies. He was with First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) prior to joining UCPB. Mr. Butalid completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Economics and Masters in Business Administration (Silver Medal) at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is a Certified Treasury Professional.
Pinky S. Derequito
First Vice President and Head of Internal Audit DivisionPinky S. Derequito has 32 years of combined experience in internal audit and credit review since she joined the Bank in February 1982. She was appointed Head of the Internal Audit Division in February 2009. She is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting, from the University of Santo Tomas.
Stella Ma. A. Fulgencio
Vice President and Head of Human Resources GroupStella Ma. A. Fulgencio has 31 years of experience with UCPB since she joined the Bank in 1983. She started as a Training Assistant, in Human Resources Department, underwent the Management Development Program. She became department head of the Bank’s Customer Relations Center. She held positions in Product Development and Management & Customer Quality and Management. She re-joined the Human Resources Group and became department head for HR Research and Special Projects, Manpower Management and Organization Development until her appointment as Group Head. She is a Director of UCPB Securities. She earned her degree in Business Administration from the University of Sto. Tomas.
Arturo D. Sayao, Jr.
Vice President and Chief Compliance OfficerArturo D. Sayao, Jr. has 35 years of experience in banking since joining the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as Bank Examiner. He joined 2 more commercial banks when he left BSP in 1994 as Senior Bank Examiner before joining the Bank Compliance Division of UCPB in 2000. He is a graduate of the Philippine School of Business Administration major in Accounting with units earned in Masters in Business Administration at the De La Salle University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Charina D. Balanquit
Vice President and Head of Marketing GroupCharina D. Balanquit has 15 years of banking experience. She joined UCPB in 2010 as a Senior Product Manager. She is currently the Group Head of the Marketing Group and concurrent head of the Product Sales Department. Prior to joining UCPB in 2010, she worked with UnionBank of the Philippines, handling various positions under the Corporate Product Banking Center including Cash Management Product Initiatives and Implementations Head. Ms. Balanquit is a cum laude graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She earned her Master in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
Franco P. Magalong
President, UCPB Leasing and Finance CorporationFranco P. Magalong has more than 30 years of banking experience. He joined the Bank in October 1991. He held senior positions in Credit, Account Management, Remedial Banking. He was appointed as Head of the Supervised Credit Division – Remedial Banking in February 2005 and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Division in January 2008. Prior to his appointment as President of UCPB Leasing and Fianance, he was the Chief Risk Officer and Head of the Risk Management Division of UCPB.He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Angel H. Mojica
President, UCPB Savings BankAngel H. Mojica joined UCPB Savings Bank as President in September 2014. He has 39 years of experience in banking and finance, 36 years of which were with UCPB. He has extensive exposure in all aspects of Branch Sales and Operations, starting his UCPB career as a Branch Accountant, Branch Manager, Region Head and eventually Division Head of the Branch Banking Group's support units. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and he earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting from the Philippine College of Commerce (Lepanto).
Vincent K. De Leon
President, UCPB Securities, Inc.Vincent K. De Leon has 25 years of experience in Treasury since he joined the Bank in November 1985. While with Treasury, he has had extensive experience in trading products from foreign exchange to fixed income as well as its operations and liquidity aspect. He was appointed President of UCPB Securities, Inc. in March 2010. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics, from De La Salle University.