Rhoneil S. Fajardo
This fiscal year, July 2015 - June 2016, is BAIPHIL’s 75th. This milestone is a testament to the enduring relevance of the Institute, which has been acknowledged by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as the educational arm of the Philippine banking industryn continuing education for the banking community.
For this year, we have adopted the theme “Building Capacity Towards Financial Inclusion and Integration”. It underscores BAIPHIL’s critical role and mandate in light of developments affecting the financial sector – the ASEAN Banking Integration and the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion – amidst a continuously evolving regulatory landscape.
The incoming leadership team expects FY 2015-2016 to be a transformational period for BAIPHIL as we initiate measures to ensure the Institute is able to meet the needs and adapt to the demands of the banking sector, in the face of these challenges. The roadmap to this journey, our collective strategy, is captured in the acronym B.E.S.T. for Build, Engage, Strengthen, and Transform.
Among the priorities is building a new office space in Makati that will house the BAIPHIL Secretariat and serve as Training Center for small group seminars. In terms of product offerings, the Institute is developing certification courses and holistic learning programs. We will reinforce our relationships with stakeholders with deeper engagement, and strengthen our foundations through process, infrastructure and system enhancements. We are also restructuring our Education and Training platform with the creation of Course Committees that would allow a more focused approach, as well as empower more of BAIPHIL’s subject matter experts to get involved in the Institute’s mission to continuously elevate the professional standards of the industry.
It is my honor to lead BAIPHIL during its platinum jubilee, and I look forward to the year ahead with excitement and anticipation, secure in the knowledge that I have dedicated and exceptional men and women working with me.
In closing, I invite you to join us in this journey, and experience BAIPHIL. Do visit the BAIPHIL website regularly to learn about our upcoming offerings and events; you can even register for training sessions online. Check out the gallery of pictures and get to know the people behind this exciting organization. Read our publications and get updated on market and regulatory developments. Like us on Facebook, and you’ll have a friend for life!