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September 22, 2023

UnionBank formally hires data, AI expert, promotes another exec

Union Bank of the Philippines led by bankero Edwin Bautista has hired Dr. David Roi Hardoon as chief data and artificial intelligence (AI) officer effective last week.

Hardoon, a data and AI expert, has been serving as consultant of the Aboitiz-led bank.

The Board of Directors of the listed bank also announced the promotion of Bronell Gonzales to assistance vice president. product owner effective May 6 from his current position of senior manager.

It also hired Robertson Tolentino as quality management and training head under the bank’s customer engagement group with a rank of assistant vice president effective last April 25.

Meanwhile, the Aboitiz-led bank also announced the retirement of executive vice president Angelo Dennis Matutina effective May 3.


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