Teresita Sy-Coson

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Teresita Sy Coson
Born Teresita T. Sy
Alma mater Assumption College
Occupation Vice Chairperson, SM Investments Corporation Chairperson, BDO Unibank

Teresita Sy-Coson is currently the Vice Chairperson of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), one of the Philippines' largest publicly traded holding companies with interests in Retail, Banking, Property and Portfolio Investments.

She is concurrently the Chairperson of BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO), the Philippines' largest bank in terms of total resources, capital, loans, total deposits, and assets under management as of end 2015.

Apart from these two key positions, Sy-Coson likewise holds important board and management positions in various subsidiaries and affiliates of BDO and the SM Group. These include BDO Private Bank, Inc., BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc., BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, BDO Foundation, Inc., For the SM Group side, she is an integral figure as Adviser to the Board of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. She is also a part of the three-member Philippine delegation to the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), an organization formed in 2003 by the ASEAN leaders to provide private sector feedback and guidance to boost ASEAN's efforts towards economic integration.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

Sy-Coson has been a recipient of various awards over the years in recognition of her solid leadership in the banking and retail sectors.

Most of these notable recognitions include Asia’s Best CEO Award from Corporate Governance Asia; one of the recipients of the Asian Corporate Director of the Year award from Corporate Governance Asia; Best Retail Banker of the Year awarded in 2012 by The Asian Banker; listed in Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in the World from 2001 to 2010;[1] named in Forbes Asia's list of 50 Power Business Women;[2] and, recipient of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President's Award in 2014.