Dr. Justo Ortiz

Vice Chairman
Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank)

It is his bold vision that guides UnionBank’s Transformation Journey towards becoming “a technology company, also a bank.”

Under his leadership, UnionBank has been recognized as the country’s Best Digital Bank, both by Asiamoney and The Asset Triple A Awards, offering delivery of online, real-time and highly secured busines solutions to its millions of customers.

Dr. Ortiz is the chairman of the Fintech Philippines Association and the Distributed Ledger Technology Association of the Philippines as well as the Philippine Payments Management Inc. – a critical component of the Philippines’ National Retail Payment System. He is also a Board Member of the Global Fintech Alliances Advisory Board founded in Copenhagen, Denmark.

After retiring as UnionBank’s CEO in 2018, Dr. Ortiz continued to advocate for financial inclusion through Tech Up Pilipinas – a movement pushing for inclusive prosperity by helping SMEs, individuals, and corporates benefit from technology.

Dr. Ortiz’s vision of building “a bank of enduring greatness” goes beyond marking profit. He champions digital transformation, inclusive prosperity and innovation across the world, spreading these advocacies among business leaders and policymakers alike. Furthermore, Dr. Ortiz strongly believes in a higher purpose to make a critical difference by elevating lives, fulfilling dreams and enabling communities through innovation, financial technology and smart banking.