PNB board elects new Chairman, Vice Chairman and directors

Published May 6, 2021, 6:00 AM

by James A. Loyola

Philippine National Bank announced that its Board of Directors has elected Federico C. Pascual as Chairman and Leonilo G. Coronel as Vice Chairman following the bank’s Annual Stockholders Meeting last week.

Federico C. Pascual

Pascual was first appointed as an independent director of the Bank in 2014 and currently serves as independent director of five of PNB’s subsidiaries and affiliate. 

He is also a member of the Bureau of Customs’ Multi-Sectoral Governing Council and holds key leadership positions in various businesses.

His past experiences include a 20-year stint at PNB as well as leadership roles in organizations such as Government Service Insurance System, National Reinsurance Corporation, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Stock Exchange, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bankers Association of the Philippines, Philippine National Construction Corporation, and San Miguel Corporation.

Coronel, on the other hand, was appointed as Director of PNB in 2013.  Presently, he is also an Independent Director of DBP-Daiwa Capital Markets Philippines and a director of Software Ventures International.   

His past experiences include Executive Director positions at Bankers Association of the Philippines and RBB Micro Finance Foundation; directorships at Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation, Philippine Clearing House Corporation, Philippine Dealing System, Capital Markets Development Council, various consultancy positions; and a 20-year stint at Citibank, Manila. 

Leonilo G. Coronel

PNB also welcomed Lucio C. Tan III, Wilfrido E. Sanchez, and Angelito M. Villanueva to its Board of Directors.   

Tan III earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University, from which he garnered multiple awards and citations.

The son of the late Lucio “Bong” Tan, Jr. and the grandson of taipan Dr. Lucio C. Tan, he is currently Director, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Tanduay Distillers, Inc.   

Appointed as an independent director of PNB, Sanchez is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He is also a tax counsel at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso Law Offices and independent director at JVR Foundation, Inc. and on the board of several other companies.

Also appointed as Independent Director of PNB, Villanueva was previously a Director at Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, Philippine Savings Bank, and Philippine Clearing House Corporation, among others.

He was also Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Operations Group of Metrobank.  PNB’s roster of Board members include Florido Casuela; Edgar Cua; Estelito Mendoza; Sheila Pascual; Carmen Tan; Lucio Tan; Michael Tan; Vivienne Tan; Wick Veloso; and Domingo Yap.