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    Cebuana Lhuillier and Philippines’ Top Bank Leaders Accelerate Financial Inclusion Agenda

    by Marlon Bernardino
    In a monumental gathering, the giants of the banking world have come together in an intimate dinner setting to fortify their connections and collaborate on a mission of paramount importance: financial inclusion.


    This unprecedented event showcases the commitment of the banking leaders to bridge gaps and pave the way for a more inclusive financial landscape.


    Through shared insights, strategic alliances, and a collective dedication to fostering accessibility, these titans are poised to revolutionize the way we approach finance.
    Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier, leading advocate of Fifinancial inclusion in the country thanked the bank executives for being on board with
    furthering efforts to provide a more inclusive and accessible banking services to
    millions of Filipinos.
    “Cebuana Lhuillier’s core mission is to provide financial services to as many
    Filipinos, and for our services to reach as far and as wide as we could. When I talked
    about millions of people, I am talking about the hardworking men and women striving
    for a better financial future. Having the decision makers of the top financial
    institutions as allies, and to have the same mindset to work together towards the
    same goal will ensure the success of this mission. By aligning our efforts we can
    make a real difference.”
    United by the same vision, Cebuana Lhuillier and top officers from various banks in
    the country discussed and strategized on the next steps of their collaboration. The
    event was an opportunity for the leaders to exchange ideas, discuss areas of
    improvement and best practices to further advance financial inclusion.
    Together with Jean Henri Lhullier, present in the event to welcome the guests were
    H.E. Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier and Senior Executive Vice President
    Philippe Andre Lhuillier. The momentous night also marked the introduction of
    Cebuana Lhuillier Gold, the first minted gold bar in the Philippines.
    The event was attended by senior bank executives namely BDO Unibank Inc’s
    Executive Vice President and Institutional Banking Group Head Charles Rodriguez,
    BPI President & CEO TG Limcaoco, Metrobank SVP & Corporate Banking Group
    Head Anthony Yap, RCBC President and Chief Executive Officer Eugene
    Acevedo, Security Bank President & CEO Sanjiv Vohra, Union Bank President &
    CEO Edwin Bautista and EVP Chief Digital Channel Officer / Chief Customer
    Experience Officer Ana Maria Aboitiz Delgado, and China Bank Capital President
    Martin Tapia. 
    BDO’s Executive Vice President and Institutional Banking Group Head Charles
    Rodriguez praised and recognized the impact of the historic event. “The Filipinos will
    benefit greatly as everyone present here today are leaders who have the power to
    influence movement in the financial sector. With all of us working and committed to
    support this cause, our efforts will definitely echo towards the entire financial
    BPI President & CEO TG Limcaoco added “As we look ahead, we hope for a future
    filled with continued growth and an even stronger partnership. Filipinos can expect
    better and faster services, programs that are designed to make banking easier and
    more inclusive. Though we represent different companies, we are united by our
    shared goal of making sure Filipinos have the financial resources they need to
    thrive”.-Marlon Bernardino-

    Seen in the photo are (L-R) Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company SVP Corporate Banking Group Head Anthony Paul C. Yap; Bank of the Philippine Islands President and CEO Jose Teodoro K. Limcauco; Security Bank Corporation President and CEO Sanjiv Vohra; Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation President and CEO Eugene S. Acevedo;  Cebuana Lhuillier Senior Executive Vice- President Philippe Andre Lhuillier; H.E. Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier; Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier; Banco de Oro Executive Vice President Institutional Banking Group Charles M. Rodriguez; UnionBank of the Philippines President and CEO Edwin R. Bautista; UnionBank of the Philippines EVP Chief Digital Channel/Chief Customer Experience Ana Maria Aboitiz Delgado; and China Bank Capital President Ryan Martin Tapia.