Fauziah Hisham
Chairman of the Board

Puan Fauziah Hisham was appointed Director of MPI in September 2018, and subsequently elected as Chairman of the Board in April 2019. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank and serves as Chairman of the Credit Review Committee of the Maybank Board and as a member of the Risk Management Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Maybank Board.

 

Puan Fauziah is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom. She has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, having worked in 3 foreign owned financial institutions throughout the span of her career.

 

She started her banking career with The Chase Manhattan Bank in Malaysia (now known as J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad) in 1980. Her last position at Chase Bank was as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, a position she held for four years. From 2006 to 2008, she was with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) as Managing Director, Strategic Client Coverage Group. Thereafter, in 2008, she joined the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) Representative Office, Malaysia as Country Group Representative and Executive Director, Institutional Banking until her retirement in July 2014. She also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad in October 2014 and subsequently assumed the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from January 2015 until March 2018.

 

Puan Fauziah also sits on the Board of Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad and Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK).

Abigail Tina M. Del Rosario
President and Chief Executive Officer

Abigail Tina M. Del Rosario was formally appointed as the first female President and CEO of Maybank Philippines in 05 January 2022. Prior to this appointment, Gail was the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of MPI since 11 February 2021, and has steered MPI in achieving its financial targets during the last financial year.

 

Gail joined Maybank Philippines in 23 July 2018 as Head of Community Financial Services, bringing with her more than 20 years of extensive retail banking experience. She is well-known in the financial industry as a charismatic and dynamic leader, having built successful teams as  Country Head of Retail Banking in Standard Chartered Bank. She was also the Director of Price Solutions PI and Asia – Bancassurance, which are both subsidiaries of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining Maybank, she was a Senior Vice President and Head of Wealth Management in East West Banking Corporation. She was also appointed as Chairman of BancNet in 2013, and continued as Director from 2005 to 2015.

 

Gail graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Pollie Sim Sio Hoong
Director

Ms. Pollie Sim was appointed Director of MPI in 2013. She is presently the Chairman of the Trust Committee and is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee.

 

With over three decades of experience in the banking and finance industry, Ms. Sim held several senior positions in the Maybank Group. Prior to her retirement in June 2018, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s International Operations, covering 14 countries, excluding Singapore and Indonesia.

 

Ms. Sim was also the CEO of Maybank Singapore from 2006 to 2013, where she was instrumental in leading and developing Maybank’s retail banking business in the country. During her stewardship, Maybank Singapore was recognized for Business Excellence (BE) with the Singapore Quality Class STAR, Singapore Service Class and Singapore Innovation Class certifications and the People Excellence Award – the first bank to attain all the BE standards at an enterprise level in Singapore. In 2012, Ms. Sim was accorded the IBF Distinguished Fellow (The Institute of Banking and Finance – Singapore) and also received the Pacific Rim Bankers Program Distinguished Leadership Award for her pursuit in leadership and organizational excellence.

Datuk Lim Hong Tat
Director

Datuk Lim Hong Tat was reinstated as a member of MPI’s Board of Directors in 2014. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board (ACB) and the Board Strategy Committee.

 

Datuk Lim was MPI’s President and CEO from 2000 to 2006 and served as a Director from 2007 to 2010. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance. He joined the Maybank Group upon graduation in 1981. He has covered all aspects of banking, having managed branches, regional banking, credit cards and international banking operations, including holding senior management positions as Head of International Banking and Head of Consumer Banking in the Maybank Group. Prior to his retirement in July 2018, Datuk Lim served as the Group CEO, Community Financial Services and CEO of Maybank Singapore (until November 2017).

 

Datuk Lim was the first Malaysian Banker to be awarded the Retail Banker of 2014 by the Asian Banker, given to the most accomplished leader in the retail banking industry in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. In 2017, he was also awarded the Private Banker International and Retail Banker International CEPI Asia Leadership Award – Individual at the 4th Annual Cards & Electronics Payments International Awards and the Asian Banker of the Year by Fortune Times Magazine.

Manuel N. Tordesillas
Director

Manuel N. Tordesillas has been elected as a member of MPI’s Board of Directors on March 23, 2018. He is a member of the Risk Management Committee and the IT Steering Committee.

 

Mr. Tordesillas also sits as Director in several companies, among them Tullet Prebon (Philippines) Inc., ATR Holdings, ATR Kim Eng AMG Holdings, Inc., MET Holdings, Inc., ATRAM Investment Management Partners Corp., ATRAM Trust Corporation and eTiqa Life & General Assurance Philippines - A Member of eTiqa Group.

 

He has over 40 years of international and local investment banking experience. Before moving back to the Philippines in 1995, he served as an Executive Director at Peregrine Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong, responsible for regional capital market activities in Southeast Asia.

 

Mr. Tordesillas obtained an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University.

Renato T. De Guzman
Director

Renato T. De Guzman became an Independent Director of Maybank Philippines, Inc. on March 29, 2016. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board (ACB) and a member of the Board Strategy Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, and Related Party Transactions (RPT) Committee.

 

Currently, Mr. De Guzman also serves as an Independent Director of JG Summit Holdings and Investment Capital Corporation of the Philippines. Likewise, he is the Chairman of the Board of Nueva Ecija Good Samaritan Health Systems, Inc. An accomplished banker, Mr. De Guzman helped spur the growth of the private banking business in Asia while being the Chief Executive Officer of ING Asia Private Bank (acquired by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation in 2010 and renamed it Bank of Singapore.) He was a Senior Advisor to the Bank of Singapore until September 2017.

 

He also served in government as Chairman of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) until 2016. Mr. De Guzman graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also holds two Post-Graduate degrees: a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and a Masters in Management from McGill University, Canada. Mr. De Guzman was named Outstanding Private Banker in Asia Pacific by Private Banker International in 2014, and Private Banker of the Year by Asian Private Banker in 2015.

Atty. Ray C. Espinosa
Director

Atty. Ray C. Espinosa assumed the position Director of the MPI Board on March 29, 2016. He is Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Trust Committee.

 

Atty. Espinosa is currently the President/CEO of Manila Electric Company and presently holds corporate directorship positions in several companies engaged in power, mining, telecommunications, other public utility and media businesses including: CIS Bayad Center Inc., PLDT Inc., Roxas Holdings Inc., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company, Infocomm Technologies, Parlance Systems Inc., Epldt Ventures Inc., Spi Global Solutions Inc., Bayantrade, Bonifacio Communicators Corp., BusinessWorld Publishing Corp., and Philstar Daily Inc.

 

Atty. Espinosa holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School and placed first in the 1982 Philippine Bar examination. He earned his Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1988 and is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Simoun S. Ung
Director

Mr. Simoun S. Ung assumed the position of Independent Director of the MPI Board on December 3, 2019. He is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board (ACB), Related Party Transactions (RPT) Committee, Board Strategy Committee and a member of the IT Steering Committee.

 

Mr. Ung is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of OmniPay, Inc., Commissioner of PT Omni Pay Indonesia, Chairman of OmniPay (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and Director of OmniPay Pte. Ltd. He is also Vice Chairman of Bastion Payment Systems Corporation and serves as Treasurer of the Philippine eMoney Association and a Board member of the Philippine Payments Management, Inc. He is also an Independent Director of the listed firm, Transpacific Broadband Group International, Inc.

 

Holding the rank of Commander in the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mr. Ung is Deputy Comptroller, National Headquarters. He is also the Chairman of Security Disaster Resource Group Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and the immediate past Chairman of the Manila Country Council of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council. He served as an Advisor to the Supreme Court of the Philippines and was also a Consultant to the Commission on Elections and the Office of International Policy and Special Concerns of the Department of National Defense.

 

Mr. Ung earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Economics from the University of British Columbia. He obtained his M.B.A. from Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also completed the Property Management Course from University of Alberta, the 2nd Advanced Programme for Central Bankers and Regulators at the Institute of Global Economics and Finance of the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as an Executive Education Course on Creating Shared Value from Harvard Business School. He was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2015 by Grace Christian College and the ACQ 2018 Global Awards International – GameChanger of the Year (FinTech).

Jesus Roberto S. Reyes
Director

Mr. Jesus Roberto S. Reyes was elected Independent Director of the MPI Board on September 11, 2020. He is Chairman of the Related Party Transactions (RPT) Committee and is a member of the Risk Management Committee, Trust Committee and the Board Strategy Committee.

 

Prior to joining MPI as a Board Member, Mr. Reyes was the President/Deputy CEO of Eastwest Banking Corporation from May 2017 until December 2019. Before that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Union Bank of the Philippines and also served as SEVP/Treasurer for almost five years.

 

His past directorship experience were all from financial institutions, notably Eastwest Rural Bank, Eastwest Insurance Brokerage Inc., TROO Insurance, City Savings Bank, Inc., and SB Capital Investment Corp. to name a few.

 

Mr. Reyes is a graduate of University of the Philippines, with a Bachelor in Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an M.B.A. degree from the Asian Institute of Management.

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