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Chairman of the Board
Mr. Jose Teodoro K. Limcaoco, Filipino, born 1962, was elected as Director of BPI in February 2019 and is a member of Executive Committee. Previously, he served as President of BPI Family Savings Bank from 2010-2015 and President of BPI Capital Corporation from 2007-2010. He was also Officer-in-Charge for Ayala Life Assurance, Inc. in 2009 and Director/Chairman of Ayala Plans, Inc. in 2010-2011.
He is currently a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Finance Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer and Finance Group Head of Ayala Corporation, a Director of Globe Telecom, Inc., and Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., all PSE-listed companies. He is the Chairman of BPI AIA Life Assurance (BPLAC) Corporation, AC Energy International, Inc. (formerly Presage Corporation), Darong Agricultural and Development Corporation and Zapfam Inc. He is the President and CEO of AC Ventures Holding Corp., AYC Finance Limited, AC International Finance Limited. He is the Vice Chairman of Lagdigan Land Corporation. He is the President of Liontide Holdings, Inc. and of Philwater Holdings Company, Inc. He is a Director of Ayala Hotels, Inc., AC Energy and Infrastructure Corporation (formerly AC Energy, Inc.), Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc., AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Ayala Aviation Corporation, Asiacom Philippines, Inc., Ayala Group Legal, Michigan Holdings, Inc., AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., A.C.S.T Business Holdings, Inc., Bestfull Holdings Limited, Purefoods International Limited, AYC Holdings Limited, AG Holdings Limited, Fine State Group Limited, AG Region Pte. Ltd., Ayala International Holdings Limited, Ayala International Pte. Ltd., Strong Group Limited, Total Jade Group Limited, VIP Infrastructure Holdings Pte. Ltd., AI North America, Inc., LICA Management Inc., and Just For Kids, Inc. He is the Treasurer of Ayala Retirement Fund Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Limcaoco joined Ayala Corporation as a Managing Director in 1998. Prior to his appointment as CFO in April 2015, he held various responsibilities including Trustee and Treasurer of Ayala Foundation, Inc., President of myAyala.com, and CFO of Azalea Technology Investments, Inc. He served as the President of the Chamber of Thrift Banks from 2013-2015. He was named as the ING-Finex CFO of the Year in 2018. He has held prior positions with JP Morgan & Co. and with BZW Asia.
He graduated from Stanford University with a BS Mathematical Sciences (Honors Program) in 1984 and from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA (Finance and Investment Management) in 1988.
Regional Chief Executive and Group Chief Strategy Officer
Aged 46, is the Regional Chief Executive and Group Chief Strategy Officer responsible for the Group’s business operating in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Philippines as well as leading the Group’s Strategy and Corporate Development functions. Mr. Grepin joined the Group in January 2022. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Grepin was President of Sun Life, Asia. Before joining Sun Life, he was at Bridgewater Associates, a global hedge fund, where he led the team managing portfolio construction and trade generation. He also spent 15 years at McKinsey & Company and led the global client service teams serving several multinational insurers and asset managers as Senior Partner.
Mr. Grepin has a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from McGill University.
Chief Executive Officer
Karen Custodia is the Chief Executive Officer of BPI AIA Life Assurance Corporation. Prior to her appointment, she was the Head of Partnership Distribution Sales Channels of BPI AIA for 4 years. She led a team of over 1,500 employees from In-Branch Sales, Corporate Sales, Direct Sales, Private Banking, and Telesales teams.
She joined BPI AIA in 2013 and has since held various leadership posts – she was Head of Marketing, Head of Preferred Segment, Territory Sales Head and Head of In-Branch Sales.For 9 years, her experience in marketing, sales and partnership management allowed her to drive profitability and growth within BPI AIA.
Ms. Custodia previously held the position of head of insurance sales for retail clients in HSBC Insurance Brokers, Inc. and has also held various roles in other top-tier insurance companies in the country in her 25 years in the industry. She has an AB Psychology degree from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.
Mr. Kelvin Ang, AIA Philippines’ Chief Executive Officer is a home-grown talent with over 20 years of service in AIA. He has served in various Leadership and Agency Distribution roles across the AIA Group Office and the local Business Units – including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and China. In his role as Chief Agency Officer of China and General Manager of Shanghai, he played a key role in the success of AIA China’s agency transformation. Mr. Ang also led the successful AIA-ING agency integration in Malaysia in 2015-2018. After his successful stint in AIA Malaysia, he was appointed as Regional Chief Agency Officer, with AIA Hong Kong, China and Vietnam in his portfolio, with the mission to future proof the business through digitalization and new market expansion.
Mr. Ang earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bath University in United Kingdom. He is also currently a corporate member of the Philippine Life Insurance Association Inc. (PLIA).
Mr. Jesse Ang is an Independent Director of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Capital Corporation and BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation.
After more than 18 years, Mr. Jesse Ang retired from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in June 2018. Previously, he was the Resident Representative for the Philippines office of the International Finance Corporation. He has extensive financial sector expertise and a solid track record in putting together investment deals in infrastructure, including power, mining, water and telecommunications. He was the first Filipino to become the head of the IFC Philippine office. Since retirement, Jesse has joined BPI Capital and BPI AMTC as independent director.
He joined IFC Philippines in February 2000 as a Senior Investment Officer primarily responsible for business development. Prior to joining IFC, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Philippine International Air Terminals Company based in Manila. He worked in New York City for several years in various capacities, such as Director of the Global Structured Finance department in ANZ Investment Bank, Vice President of the Trade and Commodity Finance department in Generale Bank and Assistant Vice President in Irving Trust Company. His work experience involved significant travel to Latin American countries such as Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina and East Asian countries including Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
He earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School of Business and a BS Industrial Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines.
Stephanie Sy is the CEO of Thinking Machines, a leading data technology consulting firm with offices in Manila, Bangkok, and Singapore. Thinking Machines has built data platforms and artificial intelligence tools for leading corporations throughout Southeast Asia. Thinking Machines is part of the UNICEF Innovation Fund, building data tools and a technology ecosystem to improve the lives of children and their families.
Stephanie graduated from Stanford University in 2011, and got her start as an early employee at Wildfire Interactive, a Silicon Valley startup which was acquired by Google in 2013. In her roles at Wildfire and at Google, she built analytics platforms on some of the largest datasets in the world. Sy continues to advocate for STEM and data science in the country through her board memberships on Save the Children Philippines and the Philippine Department of Science and Technology’s PCIEERD advisory group.
Ms. Marcial, 52, is the President & CEO of BPI Wealth. She leads the asset and wealth management business of the bank, providing a wide range of investment, trust and wealth management solutions to corporate, institutional, high net worth, mass affluent and retail client segments.
Ms. Marcial is a seasoned banker. Through 28 years of experience, she has developed expertise in a broad range of disciplines including investment management and trust, corporate banking, debt and equity capital markets, finance, corporate strategy and sustainability. She has held senior leadership positions in BPI, including 5 years as Chief Finance Officer, responsible for driving the bank’s strategic planning and budget process, performance management, capital structure, and sustainability agenda. She had oversight of financial and regulatory reporting for BPI group of companies, shaped the bank’s strategic imperatives while engaging with business partners, investors and capital markets. As CFO, she led the most important and innovative capital raising transactions of the bank to support its growth and digital transformation.
She is presently a board director of BPI Europe Plc, and a fellow of Foundation for Economic Freedom. In the past, she held key management and governance roles including - chairman of BPI Finance Committee and BPI Sustainability Council, member of BPI Asset and Liability Committee and BPI Credit Committee, treasurer of BPI Foundation, board director and treasurer of BPI MS Insurance Corporation, board director of AF Payments, BPI Global Payments Asia Pacific Philippines, BPI Investment Management, and ALFM Mutual Funds.
She was the head of BPI Asset Management and Trust Group from 2009 to 2014. She previously served as president of the Fund Managers Association of the Philippines, president of the Trust Officers Association of the Philippines, vice-chairman of Capital Markets Development Committee of FINEX, and alternate governor of the Market Governance Board of Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation. Prior to her banking career, she worked for the Philippine government - the Agricultural Policy Credit Council and the National Economic and Development Authority.
In 2014, she was recognized as one of Top 25 Most Influential Women in Asset Management in Asia by Asian Investor, Most Outstanding Alumnus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 2006 and received the CEM Centennial Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 2019.
Ms. Marcial is an advocate of marine conservation and renewable energy. She is a trustee and treasurer of WWF Philippines, member of WWF Asia Pacific Council, and board director of Philippines Inter-Island Sailing Federation. She previously served as member of the National Advisory Council of WWF Philippines. She is an outdoor enthusiast, with interests in offshore sailing and yacht racing, open water scuba diving, wreck diving and underwater photography. She obtained the Royal Yachting Association Skipper Certification in Sydney, Australia in 2015. In 2018, she participated in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, a 606-nautical mile Category 2 offshore yacht race around Sicily organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. She has logged over 5,000 nautical miles sailing in offshore and coastal waters of the Philippines, New South Wales Australia, South China Sea, and Mediterranean Sea.
She has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines Diliman and bachelor’s degree in Economics, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2010 and the CFA Institute Investment Management Workshop also at Harvard Business School in 2006.
Chief Executive Officer
2022 was truly a remarkable year for the entire world. We witnessed the what seemed like an uncontrollable wave of the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19 early on. So many lives were affected and again, it felt like the world had stopped. But fortunately, within a few months, the pandemic eased, and life went on.
The world opened up again and we started venturing towards the new normal. We in BPI AIA were very fortunate to have been able to continue with our initiatives throughout the year, the rush to get things up and running throughout 2020 until 2021 proved to be key to our success in 2022.
We’re very proud to have introduced 3 new products for the Filipino people – PamilyaProtect, Total Care Max, and Income Booster 5. Each catering to different needs and markets, all aimed at protecting and saving lives. 2022 also saw our Free COVID-19 Life Insurance Coverage grow to cover over 800,000 lives.
Our MyData continues to match our customers with the best suited life insurance product for them. On the ground, our sales force and bank partners continue to use this technology to shorten the customer’s application process, ensuring they and their loved ones are protected as fast as possible.
Towards the end of 2022, we introduced BPI AIA’s first brand ambassador and long-time client, Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar fame. He headlined our branding campaign dubbed “Love is better said with BPI AIA” alongside AIA Philippines’ brand ambassador Gary Valenciano. The duo sang an original song for us entitled “It’s Real Love” dedicated to and featuring several BPI AIA and AIA Philippines clients.
We remain committed to provide Filipinos with the financial protection by making insurance accessible, affordable, and personalized for every Filipino. True to our core: to Believe in Better. BPI AIA will continue venturing towards better – by maximizing technology, improving our customer relationship, and developing solutions tailor fit to clients’ needs. Believing that we can create a bigger and better future for our customers.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Partnership Distribution Sales Channels
Associate Director, Digital Platforms and Architecture
Associate Director, Strategy and Customer Segments
Associate Director, Partnership Distribution Corporate Solutions
Associate Director, Partnership Distribution Support
Associate Director, Shared Services Management