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Management Team

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Lynette V. Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer
Prior to assuming the CEO role, Ortiz returned to Manila from her regional posting as Head of Capital Markets of Standard Chartered Bank for ASEAN based in Singapore. She has over 30 years of extensive experience and led a number of landmark transactions for ASEAN issuers, in both domestic and international markets. She has held senior roles in Risk Management, Treasury, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets in foreign and local institutions.

Hannah Nunez

Interim Head of Financial Markets and Head of Financing and Securities Services Nunez has more than 20 years of work experience in the financial markets with exposure in business, product and relationship management, operations and sales for securities services including administration of exchanges and clearing houses. She has an extensive network in the Philippines market having strong relationships with securities regulators and intermediaries. She has lobbied for various market advocacies related to the capital markets representing offshore and domestic clients.

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Kathleen Charmaine Hernandez

Head, Transaction Banking
Huang-Hernandez joined the bank in 2002 as an International Graduate. Since then, she has held various roles as Customer Service Head, Relationship Manager and Transaction Banking Sales for Corporates. She is currently the Cash Product Head and Head of Transaction Banking Philippines.

Diana Ilagan

Chief Financial Officer
Ilagan joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2016 and has been the Global Head of Finance for Financing and Securities Services (FSS). She played a key role in providing valuable insights into drivers of business performance and enhanced finance partnership with the FSS business.  Prior to joining the bank, Diana was the Head of Finance, Singapore and Regional Head of Performance Management covering the Asia Pacific region for Deutsche Bank Asset Management. She has held roles spanning across diverse business areas such as Financial Markets, Transaction Banking, Asset Management, and Private Banking & Wealth Management.  She is also a Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) and is a member of CFA Institute Singapore.

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Ma. Christina Goco

Head Integrated Middle Office and Chief Operating Officer
Goco has over 25 years of banking experience and has held various leadership roles in the areas of Operations, Transaction Banking, Product Management and Information Technology.  Prior to her CIO and COO roles, Goco was posted in Vietnam and Singapore as Standard Chartered Bank’s Transaction Banking Head and Transaction Banking Sales Head, respectively.

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Rowena Kapunan

Chief Risk Officer, PH and Head of Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance, ASEAN Cluster & PH
Kapunan joined Standard Chartered Philippines as Legal and Compliance Officer in August 2005.  Over the years, she has held leadership roles in the Legal, Compliance and Assurance functions.  She is currently the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Conduct Financial Crime and Compliance for the ASEAN Cluster Markets and Philippines. Prior to joining the industry, she was an associate in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices.

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Janice Tajan-Ko

Head, Legal
Tajan received her Juris Doctor (1999) from the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila Law School and received her Master of Laws (2003) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She is qualified to practice law both in the Philippines and the State of New York.

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Mai Sangalang

Head, Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing
Sangalang has over 24 years of banking experience building a solid career in the areas of Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Brand Management, Marketing Services, and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has held leadership positions in some of the biggest local and international banks in the Philippines.

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Edmar Ullegue

Head, Audit, Philippines and Thailand
Ullegue has been with the bank for 18 years and has performed various roles in Operations, Risk and Compliance. He was appointed Country Head of Audit (CHOA) in 2013;  assumed oversight responsibilities in Standard Chartered Brunei in 2017 and was appointed CHOA for both Philippines and Thailand in 2020.

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Frida Torres

Head, Human Resources
Torres has more than 18 years of experience in Human Resources and has assumed various roles in Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Talent Management, International Mobility and HR operations.  She took on a regional role and worked for four years in the UK prior to joining the bank.


Masayuki Fujimoto

Country Technology Manager
Fujimoto has been with the bank for 13 years, and brings with him an extensive experience in Technology Governance, Operations, Risk Management, Information & Cyber Security, and Digital Transformation within the banking industry.  Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank Philippines, he was posted in Japan where he led the Services and Solutions, and Technology Services functions.