Cathy has over 19 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry spanning a breadth of roles from Risk Management to Treasury to being at the forefront of the future of finance as UnionBank’s First Vice President and Head of Blockchain and API Business Group which comprises the Blockchain Center of Excellence, the API Marketplace, and the Digital Asset Markets Unit. Prior to this, Cathy gained experience through handling Statistical Analysis and Market Risk Roles. She later joined the Treasury team, wherein she stayed for over 12 years, eventually heading its Fixed Income (Indonesia and South Asia), Derivatives, and Structured Products Desk. Transitioning from traditional banking roles, Cathy currently leads her team which harnesses API and Blockchain technology to prepare the Bank for the future API and Token economy. She led the team that launched the bank’s award-winning blockchain initiatives such sa BitBox, UnionBank’s Virtual Currency ATM- the first central bank compliant, bank-operated bitcoin ATM in the world, Project Send-i2i, and Bonds.PH, among others. It was also under her leadership that Unionbank’s Blockhain Center of Excellence Team was awarded the Digital Team of the Year by the Asset in 2021. She co-authored the recently launched book, “Opening the Archipelago: The Story of Blockchain in the Philippines", together with other UnionBank leaders. Cathy is also a certified Money Market and Foreign Exchange Trader and a licensed Fixed Income Salesperson. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines -Diliman.
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UnionBank’s Digital Assets & API Leader on the Drive to Reinvent Banking for Finance of the Future Catherine Casas is First Vice President, Head of Blockchain and API Business Group at UnionBank of the Philippines and is the forefront of the bank’s thrust into what she calls ‘the future of finance’. She has over 19 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry spanning a breadth of roles....
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