Corporate Governance

Vicente S. Pérez, Jr.

Independent Director

Vicente S. Pérez, Jr. was elected Independent Director of BDO Unibank, Inc. on April 22, 2019. He is currently an Independent Director of BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc. (BDOLF), BDO Finance Corporation, BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, and DoubleDragon Properties Corp. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd. Mr. Pérez is currently the Chairman of Alternergy Group, which operates companies engaged in renewable (wing, hydro and solar) power generation in the Philippines. He was Philippine Energy Secretary from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Pérez briefly served in early 2001 as Undersecretary at the Department of Trade and Industry and as Managing Head of the Board of Investments. Prior to his government service, Mr. Pérez had 17 years banking experience, first in Latin American debt restructuring at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, and later in debt capital markets in emerging countries at Lazard in London, New York and Singapore. At 35, he became General Partner at New York Investment Bank Lazard Fréres as Head of its Emerging Markets Group. He was Managing Director of Lazard Asia in Singapore from 1995 until 1997, when he co-founded Next Century Partners, a private equity firm based in Singapore. In 2005, he was briefly a government appointed director of Philippine National Bank until its privatization. Mr. Pérez obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines in 1979. He was a 2005 World Fellow at Yale University where he lectured an MBA class at the Yale School of Management.