Edwin Bautista

Edwin Bautista

President & CEO, UnionBank

Seasoned banker and UnionBank veteran President Edwin R. Bautista assumed his role as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Union Bank of the Philippines effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Mr. Bautista replaces Justo A. Ortiz, Ph. D, who remains as Chairman of the Board.

With over 25 years of comprehensive banking experience - 20 years of which have been at UnionBank - Edwin R. Bautista is known for being an innovative growth driver in key businesses such as Transaction Banking, Commercial Banking, Operations and Consumer Finance Centers since joining the bank as Senior Vice President in 1997.

Currently, he is also Director of UnionBank, City Savings Bank, Inc., and Union Properties, Inc., and Chairman of First Union Plans, Inc.

When he became President and COO in January 2016, Bautista immediately buckled down with plans to transform UnionBank into a digital bank amid these rapidly-changing times.

Since then, UnionBank has reached even greater heights, posting record-high profit of P10.1 billion in 2016 and winning numerous prestigious awards, most recent of which are the Best Universal Bank Philippines 2017 from London-based journal CFI.co, Strongest Bank Philippines 2017 from Asian Banker, Best Digital Bank Philippines 2017 from Asiamoney, a Gold STEVIE Award for being the Best Employer in the field of Banking 2017 from the American Business Awards, and the International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality 2017 from the Swiss-based European Society for Quality Research.