UNIONBANK CTO HENRY AGUDA
UnionBank of the Philippines’ Henry Aguda believes in the power of technology—and sets the trend in digital banking to help MSMEs bounce back from a crippling economic crisis
BY MARIEL ABANES
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL SORIANO
Gone are the days when banking involves a personal visit to a physical branch. These days, thanks to modern-day technology, financial transactions are now accessible through your fingertips—literally.
While physically going to bank branches is still an option, the creation of websites and apps have made our lives easier and more convenient, especially with the current situation around the world. The global pandemic has left us with no choice but to shelter in place safely—and hopefully not for too long. Good thing technology is evolving with the times, meeting the ever-changing demands of the “new normal.”
Chief Technology and Operations Officer (CTOO) and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) of UnionBank of the Philippines Henry Aguda takes full advantage of all the perks technology has to offer. Championing his advocacy of digital inclusion, this leader is paving the way for the future of digital banking and beyond.
𝐀 𝐃𝐈𝐆𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐒𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍
Almost five years ago, Aguda returned to the Philippines from Los Angeles upon receiving an invitation to work for UnionBank. His primary role: to convert the bank’s platforms to cyberspace. He accepted, and since then, this digital genius has been lending his knowledge and expertise on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) space to further advance the company’s online presence, helping it to become more digitallyoriented and agile. His expertise was sought not to .......