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China Bank appoints Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Mr. Delfin Jay M. Sabido IX, PhD has been named China Bank’s Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer and Head of the Innovation and Transformation Segment.  He joined the Bank on August 16, 2022 with the rank of senior vice president and reporting directly to Chief Operating Officer Romeo D. Uyan Jr.  

In this newly created position, Dr. Sabido is responsible for driving business and technical innovations to deliver world-class solutions for China Bank customers. Under the Innovation and Transformation Segment are the Digital Banking Business Group, Information Security Office, and the Enterprise Business Intelligence Division. 

“We are pleased to have Dr. Jay on board as China Bank enters a new chapter of growth and innovation,” said COO Uyan.  “His extensive leadership experience and technical expertise will be invaluable as we navigate our digital transformation journey.” 

Dr. Sabido has over two decades of experience strategizing and leading various transformational, information technology, and research & development initiatives in local and international technology companies, including IBM Philippines, Stratpoint, IMI, and Wave Optics Inc. California, USA. Prior to joining China Bank, he was the Chief Transformation and Technology Officer of AXA Philippines.   

Earlier in his career, he also served as assistant professor at the University of the Philippines, Director-General of the National Computer Center and as Director of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute of the Department of Science and Technology.  

“I am excited to work with senior management and the whole China Bank team in transforming this century-strong institution for the next level of growth and success,” said Dr. Sabido. 

Dr. Sabido earned both his PhD and Masters in Science degrees from Stanford University, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Philippines, Summa Cum Laude, all in electrical engineering. 

His professional certifications include technology governance, big data and analytics, cloud economics, Six Sigma, and SAFe. 

A member of the Optical Society of America, Dr. Sabido has published a number of research works on fiber-optic communication systems and devices, analog optical links, optical networks, RF microelectronics, and wireless broad-band systems.

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