China Bank promotes COO William Whang to president
Sy-led China Banking Corp. announced the appointment of its executive vice president and chief operating officer William C. Whang as its new president effective Nov.1 this year.
Whang is replacing Ricardo R. Chua, who will serve as advisor to the bank when he steps down from his post on Oct. 31.
A graduate of the De La Salle University, Whang joined China Bank in 2011 as head of the Institutional Banking Group, bringing with him more than 30 years of banking experience.
He began his banking career as an assistant cashier of Metrobank in 1980. He later moved to Hong Kong for a stint in the Republic Bank of New York and returned in 1992 to work as assistant vice president at First Philippine International Bank.
Whang was later assigned as vice president of Westmont Bank, and then later served in senior management positions at International Exchange Bank, Union Bank of the Philippines, and Security Bank. In 2008, he was named COO of Sterling Bank of Asia and was chiefly responsible for developing strategy and execution of all key result areas of various business units