Aurelio R. Montinola III is a Director of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). His other affiliations include: Chairman, Far Eastern University; Chairman, LaFarge Republic Inc.; Chairman, BPI/MS Insurance Corporation; Chairman, National Golf Association of the Philippines; Vice Chairman, Philippine Business for Education; Director, BPI Globe BanKo; Director, WWF Philippines; Member, Management Association of the Philippines; and Trustee, Makati Business Club.
His past affiliations include being President of BPI for 8 years, President of the Bankers Association of the Philippines for 4 years, President of Alliance Francaise de Manille for 7 years, and Trustee of the International School of Manila for 4 years.
Mr. Darren Thomson
Non-Executive Director/Vice-Chairman of the Board
Darren Thomson is Director of Partnership Development in AIA Group Strategy and Marketing. He is responsible for the Group Partnership Distribution function as a strategic business unit, providing best-in-class capabilities required to become the preferred partner in Asia for leading banks, IFA's and HNW and affinity groups. Prior to this role, Darren served as Regional CEO for Partnership Distribution from 2014 to 2015.
Before joining AIA, Mr. Thomson was Regional Head, Strategic Channel Development of Manulife Singapore. He has also worked for Prudential PLC in Asia and in the UK.
Surendra Menon is the Chief Executive Officer of BPI-Philam. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Menon held the role of Regional Director for Bancassurance of the AIA Group. As a catalyst in the Bancassurance industry, he has built and developed various profitable businesses in Asia including Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines. Menon joined AIA in 2003 and was responsible for acquisition of 10 partnerships in Indonesia including BCA, CIMB, and ANZ. He is currently the subject matter expert for the AIA group in bancassurance and steers the management of BPI-Philam to transform the business into one of the leading life insurance companies in Philippines.
Menon has actuarial, financial planning and investment management qualifications from UK, Singapore and Indonesia, respectively. Prior to joining AIA, Menon worked in DBS Bank, BDNI Life, and the Insurance Corporation of Singapore(now known as Aviva in Singapore). He was also a director of GT Asset Management forming the first mutual fund in Indonesia and was a police inspector in the Singapore Police Force when serving his national service.
Mr. Ryan Quinn
Ryan Quinn is Regional Head of Partnership Distribution for Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Philippines. He is responsible for working with local heads of partnership distribution and working with them to execute their business strategies. He also has responsibility for HNW, IFA/Brokerage across the AIA group.
From 2012-2015 he was Chief Distribution officer of the Korean AIA business. As CDO, he was responsible to drive the face to face distribution strategy focusing on building the distribution platform to become the pre-eminent multi national life insurance provider in Korea. Ryan moved to Hong Kong in 2003 joining AIA and has held several roles during his tenure including Regional Head of AIA’s Retirement Services Division SEA, IFA Brokerage, HNW and also Head of Bancassurance. He was also Regional Chief Agency Officer, covering Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia
Mr. Ariel G. Cantos
Non-Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, Philam Life
Mr. Aibee Cantos is the Chief Executive Officer of Philam Life. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Cantos held the role of CEO of BPI-Philam, the bancassurance joint venture of Philam Life and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), and the leading bancassurance operation in the Philippines. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Philam Group and sits as a Trustee of Philam Foundation.
His most recent position at Philam Life was Senior Vice President and Chief Agency Officer, before spearheading the growth of BPI-Philam in 2013. He joined Philam Life right after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Honors Program, from the Ateneo de Manila University and had an enriching and successful career in Philam Life’s Agency Distribution Channel which he served for close to 30 years. He held various positions within the channel such as Profit Center Head of Accident & Health Products, Director of Manila Agencies, and Director of Provincial Agencies.
Mr. Cezar P. Consing
Cezar "Bong" Consing is President and CEO of BPI, a position he assumed in 2013. He also serves as an independent director on the board of Jollibee Foods Corporation and Endeavor Philippines. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission.
Mr. Consing was formerly a partner of The Rohatyn Group, President of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) and served as an independent director on the boards of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad and First Gen Corporation.
Simon R. Paterno
Simon Paterno is the Executive Vice President of the Financial Products and Services Group of BPI.
Amb. Jesus P. Tambunting
Ambassador Jesus P. Tambunting is the Chairman of the Board of Small Business Corporation (SBCorp), the agency under the Department of Trade and Industry tasked with promoting the growth of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector. Prior to his appointment in SBCorp, he served as chairman of Planters Development Bank which he founded in 1971.
Ambassador Tambunting is Co-Chairman of the Philippine-British Business Council, member of the Philippine-US Business Council, member of the Board of Trustees of the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation, PinoyMe Foundation, ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation, Makati Medical Center Foundation and the Asian Institute of Management's Ramon V. del Rosario Sr--C.V. Starr Center for Corporate Governance. He is also a member of the Makati Business Club National Issues Committee.
Mr. Romeo L. Bernardo
Romeo Bernardo is a Managing Director of Lazaro Bernardo Tiu and Associates (LBT), a financial advisory firm based in Manila. He is also a GlobalSource economist in the Philippines. He is Chairman of ALFM Family of Funds and Philippine Stock Index Fund. He is likewise a director of several companies and organizations including Aboitiz Power, BPI, Globe Telecom Inc., RFM Corporation, Philippine Investment Management Inc. (PHINMA), Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines, and Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis.
He previously served as Undersecretary of Finance, Alternate Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank, and advisor of the World Bank and the IMF (Washington D.C.).
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
It has been a wonderful journey for BPI-Philam since we were formed in 2009. I am proud of our people’s untiring passion in delivering excellence and thankful to our customers for their trust and confidence. We have grown tremendously in the past 6 years and now ranks among the top 5 life insurance companies in the country, following the footsteps of our parent companies: BPI and Philam Life.
We will continue to do our mission of empowering Filipinos to achieve financial security and prosperity. And we will do this guided by our operating principle of doing the right thing, in the right way, with the right people to become the undisputed benchmark in the industry.
We, at BPI-Philam, will continue to provide you with solutions and services that will meet your needs, consistent with our goal of making a difference in the lives of Filipinos.