Nestor V. Tan, President and CEO of BDO Unibank, Inc., joined BDO as Executive Vice President in June 1997 and became President of the Bank in July 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce cum laude from De La Salle University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining BDO, Mr Tan’s extensive banking experience includes over 15 years in the United States and Europe acquired from institutions like the Mellon Bank (now Bank of New York – Mellon) in Pittsburgh, Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) in New York and the Barclays Group in New York and London. At Barclays, he served as Planning Director and Head of Strategic Planning for Corporate and Institutional Services Group of Barclays Bank PLC and as Chief Operating Officer for Financial Institution Services Group of BZW, the investment banking subsidiary of the Barclays Group. Mr Tan is a CPA in the Philippines and the United States. Mr Tan is a member of the Financial Inclusions CEO Forum of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC). He is a Director of the Advisory Boards of Mastercard Worldwide (Asia Pacific Board) and De La Salle University. At present, he is serving as President and Director of the Bankers Association of the Philippines, Chairman and Director of Philippine Dealing System Holding Corporation as well as with Bancnet.