Corporate Governance Asia once again honored Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) with the Best Investor Relations Company Award, which is the bank’s fourth time to win the accolade since 2014. Meanwhile, Chairman and CEO Justo A. Ortiz, Ph.D, has been named anew as Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations) in the 7th Asian Excellence Award 2017. Executive Vice President Genaro V. Lapez, Center Head for Strategic Partnerships, was named Best Investor Relations Professional.
The Corporate Governance Asia Awards recognize excellence in financial performance, investor relations and communications, business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental practices.
Mr. Lapez accepted the awards on behalf of the Bank at the awarding ceremony held last June 9, 2017 at JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong, which was attended by 340 people from 110 companies in 10 countries across the region, including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.