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Jardeleza, Suratos appointed as EastWest board members

From left to right, new board members Atty. Francis H. Jardeleza and Atty. Armando L. Suratos and exiting board members Carlos R. Alindada and Paul A. Aquino.

East West Banking Corp. announced that the new members to its board of directors include a former Supreme Court justice and a former Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Monetary Board member.

The bank has welcomed Supreme Court Justice Francis H. Jardeleza and former Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Monetary Board member Armando L. Suratos to its board after independent directors Carlos R. Alindada and Paul A. Aquino have retired from their positions.

Alindada was with EastWest for 19 years while Aquino for 12 years.

Jardeleza and Suratos join the current Board of Directors that include the following: Jonathan T. Gotianun; Vice Chairman Antonio C. Moncupa Jr.; Directors Mercedes T. Gotianun, Josephine Gotianun-Yap, Isabelle Gotianun Yap, Jose Maria G. Hofileña, Gregorio U. Kilayko, Wilson L. Sy, Nelson John M. Bona; and, Corporate Secretary Benedicto M. Valerio Jr., a lawyer.

Jardeleza is a former SC Associate Justice, serving five years from 2014 to 2019, and a former Solicitor General from 2012 to 2014.

He is also currently a director at Ginebra San Miguel Inc., San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. and Petron Corp. Jardeleza is also a lecturer at the University of the Philippines’s College of Law.

Meanwhile, Suratos is a former member of the BSP Monetary Board and a former independent director at the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp.

He is also currently a director at the Philippines Payment Management Inc. and the Philippine Life Financial Assurance Corp. Suratos is also the chairman of the ABF Philippine Bond Index Fund Supervisory Committee, the vice chairman of the Kapatiran Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. and a trustee of the Mary Johnston College of Nursing Scholarship Foundation Inc. 

Image courtesy of EastWest
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