BDO President CEO Nestor Tan Is MAP Management Man of 2019

2019 October – The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) announced  the selection of Mr. Nestor V. Tan, President and CEO of BDO Unibank, Inc., as the recipient of the “MAP Management Man of the Year 2019” award.


The “MAP Management Man of the Year” is a prestigious award that MAP bestows on individuals in the business community or government for attaining unquestioned distinction in the practice of management and for contributing to the country’s progress. The conferment of the award follows a thorough, stringent selection process.  The distinction of “MAP Management Man of the Year” has only been conferred 43 times in the five-decade history of the award.


The criteria for the award include integrity, leadership, and management qualities; contribution to nation building and values formation; effective stewardship within the confines of the highest standard of business and management practice; among others.


Mr. Tan was chosen for the following: 

  1. for steering the country’s largest bank* to being consistently ranked by the global financial community as among the best-managed banks in the Philippines;
  2. for transforming BDO into a full-service universal bank with subsidiaries in leasing, trust, stock brokerage, private banking, rural banking and insurance, among others;
  3. for his leadership role in the substantial contributions of the BDO Group to national development through job creation and income generation;
  4. for his contribution to the long-term development of a financial-literate citizenry by promoting financial inclusion, particularly among teachers, soldiers, OFWs and the Filipino youth;
  5. for choosing to apply his international experience towards the development of the local banking industry;
  6. for ensuring that the Filipino community receives efficient banking and financial services and for preparing a road map for the development of banking and the capital market in the future as President of the Bankers Association of the Philippines; and
  7. for setting an example for Filipino professional managers through a track record of integrity, professional competence and strong leadership in his banking career.


The roster of “MAP Management Man of the Year” awardees include: Washington Z. SyCip (1967), Geronimo Z. Velasco (1977), Henry A. Brimo (1978), Jose M. Soriano (1979), Cesar E.A. Virata (1981), Jaime V. Ongpin and Vicente T. Paterno (1982), Dante G. Santos (1983), Cesar A. Buenaventura and Roberto T. Villanueva (1985), Jaime Zobel  de Ayala (1987), Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. (1988), Jose B. Fernandez, Jr. (1989), Raul T. Concepcion (1990), Oscar J. Hilado (1991), Alfonso T. Yuchengco (1992), Juan B. Santos (1994), David  M. Consunji and Rizalino S. Navarro (1996), Gabriel C. Singson (1998), Delfin L. Lazaro and Henry Sy, Sr. (1999), Oscar M. Lopez (2000), Tony Tan Caktiong (2002), Jesus P. Tambunting (2003),  Rafael B. Buenaventura (2004), Manuel V. Pangilinan (2005), George S. K. Ty and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II (2006), Jose L. Cuisia Jr. (2007), Antonino T. Aquino and Jesus P. Estanislao (2009), Lilia B. de Lima and Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr. (2010), Erramon Aboitiz (2011), Aurelio R. Montinola III (2012), Edgar O. Chua (2013), Albert F. del Rosario (2014), Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. (2015), Teresita Sy-Coson (2016), John L. Gokongwei, Jr. (2017) and Fernando Zobel de Ayala (2018).


MAP Management Man of the Year. Nestor V. Tan, president and chief executive officer of BDO Unibank, Inc. has been awarded by the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) as the MAP Management Man of the Year 2019 for his unquestioned distinction in the practice of management and contributing to the country’s progress. Tan is only the 43rd recipient of this prestigious distinction in the five-decade history of the award.


*As of June 30, 2019, BDO Unibank, Inc. ranks as the country’s largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition.


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