BAIPhil 10th General Membership Meeting


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BAP President is BAIPhil’s guest speaker

The Bankers Institute of the Philippines, Inc. (BAIPhil) was tapped a most fitting guest speaker for its General Membership Meeting held last May 28, 2010 at the New World Hotel, Makati City in the person of the president of the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) who is also the President and CEO of the Bank of the Philippine Islands.

Aurelio R. Montinola, III, 58, Filipino, is the President and CEO of Bank of the Philippine Islands. He talked about “Banking transforming itself to be a partner with the new government”.

His other affiliations among others, include: President, Bankers Association of the Philippines; Vice Chairman, Mastercard Asia/Pacific Regional Advisory Board; Director, Ayala Land Inc; Vice Chairman and President, BPI Foundation; Vice Chairman, Far Eastern University; Chairman, East Asia Educational Foundation Inc.; Vice Chairman, Republic Cement Corporation; Chairman, Amon Trading Corporation; Member, Makati Business Club; Member, Management Association of the Philippines; and Trustee, Philippine Business for Education.

He graduated with BS Management Engineering at Ateneo de Manila University
in 1973 where he also studied high school and grade school. He received his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1977.

He was awarded the Asian Banker Leadership Award 2005 for the Philippines and the 2006 CEO Excel Award for Communication Excellence in Banking and Finance.

His previous affiliations include being President of the Harvard Business School Association of the Philippines, President of the Chamber of Thrift Banks, and President of the Alliance Francaise de Manille for seven years.

He was keynote speaker at the Philippine Retailers Association National Convention in 2007, and two-time guest speaker at the Ateneo de Manila John Gokongwei School of Management lectures.

He also headed a Philippines France Business Council Mission to Paris in 2007, and was recently conferred the honor of “Chevalier de la L├ęgion d’Honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honor) in 2008.