Stella L. Cabalatungan is the Executive Vice President and Relationship Management Head of BDO Private Bank, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco De Oro Universal Bank. She holds a degree in Business Major in Marketing Management at De La Salle University, Manila.
Her 33 years of banking experience began at Citibank, N.A. – Philippines as a Relationship Manager in 1985. In 1991, she became first Filipino Business Development Manager of the International Personal Banking Center (IPB) in Citibank, Singapore, primarily managing and developing the Philippine offshore banking portfolio. From 1994 to 2000, she managed and set-up various Personal Banking and Citigold Priority Centers in Manila.
In 2000, she joined Banco Santander Phils, Inc., a Philippine subsidiary of Banco Santander Central Hispano, to manage the Fixed Income and Securities Distribution Group of Santander Investment Securities Philippines, Inc. The Bank was acquired in 2003 by the Banco De Oro Universal Bank,and was renamed BDO Private Bank, Inc. to establish the very first Domestic Private Bank with a commercial bank license solely focused on Private Banking and Wealth Management in the country.
From then on, she assumed the role of Relationship Management Head to develop a new breed of domestic private bankers and to grow the private banking business competing head on with offshore private banks. From a P6.8Bln portfolio base in 2003, the Bank has grown its Assets Under Management to P390Bln.
BDO Private Bank holds the distinction of being the Best Private Bank and the Best Wealth Management House in the Philippines by many highly respected award-giving bodies such as Euromoney, Finance Asia, The Triple A Asset, Alpha Southeast, Global Finance and Asian Private Banker.