Arvie de Vera

Senior Vice President and Fintech Group Head
Unionbank of the Philippines

Arvie is the Senior Vice President and Head of the Fintech Group at UnionBank, a team instrumental to the Bank’s transformation strategy. Under his leadership, the group has created award-winning fintech and blockchain solutions to future-proof the bank and promote financial inclusion.

He is passionate about tech-ing up the Philippines, and was recognized by the Singapore Fintech Association as a Top Fintech Influencer in Asia. A primary mover in the fintech space, he co-founded and serves as the Vice
Chairman of the Distributed Ledger Technology Association of the Philippines whose purpose is to educate, regulate, and innovate on blockchain technology.

Being an ardent advocate of financial inclusion, Arvie also co-founded and serves as a board director of Tech Up Pilipinas – a movement that seeks to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs), individuals, and large corporates benefit from technological advancements in order to “tech up” the Philippines and pave way for
inclusive prosperity.

Arvie is also a Founding Member and Board Director of the Fintech Philippines Association. Prior to joining UnionBank, Arvie’s extensive career spanned various industries including banking (Citibank), telecommunications (Globe/Singtel), and broadcast/digital media (TV5/ABC), with roles across product management, sales, finance, strategic planning, and business development. Aside from leading UnionBank’s Fintech Group, Arvie also sits on the Board of the bank’s subsidiaries PETNET Inc. and UBX.

Despite being a banker with an MBA, Arvie graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University. He is a loving husband and dad to 6 very animated kids.