Mr. Yeo , prior to joining the bank had been with Merrill Lynch & Co for 17 years , last as a Senior Financial Advisor at their Manhattan Beach Office in Los Angeles, California. He was also connected with UBS Securities and Prudential Securities Inc. (now Wells Fargo Advisors ) in various capacities in the financial services industry. Prior to that he was connected with IBJ Schroder Bank and Trust ( now Mizuho Bank ) in their Capital Markets Group in New York City for 5 years. Before his MBA, he spent 2 years at Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation as a Corporate Banking officer at their Binondo area headquarter. Mr. Yeo earned his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He finished his undergraduate degree at the Ateneo de Manila University, BS Management Engineering with magna cum laude distinction and was the Departmental awardee of his class.