SGV Transfer Pricing (TP) teams led by TP Partners Romulo “Rommie” S. Danao, Reynante M. Marcelo, Deonah L. Marco-Go, Joyce A. Francisco, Ana Katrina C. De Jesus, and Auresana B. Ines conducted back-to-back team-building and planning activities for FY 2024. Rommie with Team 1 displaying a clue The team-building activity was inspired by the adventure reality game show The Amazing Race. It aimed to build rapport and strengthen connections among the participants. The activity tested both their mental and physical abilities as they raced to the pit stop. Along the way, the participants were acquainted with landmarks in the SGV buildings, with the race culminating at the Washington SyCip Park. Amazing Race participants during a challenge to eat spicy noodles at the e-Café International Tax and Transaction Services (ITTS) Manager Natasha Kim R. Tec, together with her co-managers Rhiza S. Alcantara Delfinado and Donna Phoebe M. Pascua; Seniors Jed Nathaniel M. Gonzalez, Jessica Cassandra Leen C. Balisi, Czar Rafael B. Miguel, and Rolan Jay C. Villa Del Rey; Associates Catherine Mae P. Bañez, Bennalou Andrea B. Consolacion, and Keanna S. Devela; and Administrative Lead Febralyn Mae T. Tayona, organized the team-building activity. On the second day, the TP teams met to set the road map for FY 2024. The discussions were focused on offering new TP services and possible cross-subservice-line and cross-service-line collaboration. Other topics discussed were initiatives in TP Transformation, Quality, and People pillars. The event concluded with an open forum. SGV TP teams group photo after the planning activity Tax Senior Managers Maxine Victor E. Manuel and Eva Christine V. Naparan and Tax Managers KZ T. Genovea, Rebecca S. Reyes, Maria Angelica C. Espiritu, Danyka Marie S. Binuya, and Xandra Jizelle Q. Reyes led the presentation of TP initiatives.
The SGV Financial Services Organization (FSO) Banking and Capital Markets (BCM) team hosted its annual Banking Industry Briefing on 31 August 2023. Topics such as Sustainability and Climate Risks, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Cyber Security, and a case study on Digital Innovation were discussed. More than 300 participants attended the event. (From left to right) FSO Leader Christian Lauron, BCM Leader Janeth Nuñez-Javier, FSO Assurance Leader Irene Janet Alvarado-Paraiso, Chairman and Managing Partner Wilson Tan, Maya Bank President Angelo Madrid, BSP Financial Supervision Sector Senior Director Melchor Plabasan, BSP Assistant Governor Lyn Javier, Deputy BCM Leader Veronica Arce Balisi, and Markets Leader Vicky Salas at the Banking Industry Briefing FSO Leader Christian Lauron welcomed the participants and delivered the opening remarks. SGV Markets Leader Vicky Salas served as the moderator during the Q&A session with external speakers: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Assistant Governor Lyn Javier, BSP Financial Supervision Sector Senior Director Melchor Plabasan, and Maya Bank President Angelo Madrid. Banking Industry Briefing participants FSO Forensics and Cybersecurity Partners discussed different solutions relevant to banking clients and relevant regulatory updates and their impact on the audit of banks. FSO Partner and Wealth & Asset Management (WAM) Leader Ray Francis Balagtas delivered the closing remarks. SGV Chairman and Managing Partner Wilson Tan and FSO Assurance Leader Irene Janet Alvarado-Paraiso, among other Partners, were also present during the event. The FY24 Banking Industry Briefing was organized by FSO Partners and BCM Leader Janeth Nuñez-Javier and Deputy BCM Leader Veronica Arce Balisi together with FSO Senior Managers and BCM Lead Managers Geraldine Rose Ogerio and Glaiza Escaño.
SGV Leaders and Partners paid a courtesy call on newly appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Eli Remolona, Jr. on 23 August 2023. BSP Governor Remolona’s term began on 3 July. SGV Leaders and Partners with newly appointed BSP Governor Eli Remolona, Jr. (center) The SGV team was led by Chairman and Country Managing Partner Wilson P. Tan. He was joined by SGV Financial Services Organization (FSO) Leader Christian G. Lauron, FSO Assurance Leader Irene Janet S. Alvarado-Paraiso, and FSO Banking and Capital Markets Sector Leader Janeth T. Nuñez-Javier and SGV Partners Maria Margarita D. Mallari-Acaban, Veronica Arce Balisi, Joseph Ian M. Canlas, and Charisse Rossielin Y. Cruz. BSP Senior Assistant Governor Johnny Noe E. Ravalo, BSP Assistant Governor Lyn Javier, and BSP Governor’s Chief of Staff Pia Roman-Tayag were also present during the courtesy call.