Security Bank Corp. (SBC) joined forces with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in promoting professional leadership development in the country through the recently inaugurated Security Bank Caseroom at the AIM campus in Makati last March 30.
“Security Bank and AIM share the same mission of developing professional, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible leaders and managers,” explained Security Bank Chairman Alberto Villarosa. “Last year, Security Bank embarked on an extensive rebranding initiative and we have since aligned all aspects of our business to our brand promise of BetterBanking. This year, we aim to have all our partnerships reflect our brand promise. This Security Bank-AIM partnership does just that; it provides an ideal venue for continuing education and sustainable development that would make an impact not just on our country, but on the Asian region.”
Villarosa added, “This partnership comes at a perfect time as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ramps up initiatives in light of the region’s economic integration which is slated to commence later this year. The bank could carry out its strategies amidst an integrated ASEAN economy by engaging the academe and other industry leaders.”
AIM’s newly refurbished Security Bank Caseroom boasts of upgraded facilities and is designed to be at par with the best in the region. The project was completed over a period of 90 days.
Villarosa, an AIM alumnus, extends the program to bank clients who are interested to attend a series of master classes on entrepreneurship and business innovation so they can hone their skills as effective business leaders in their respective fields.
Security Bank is the eighth largest private domestic universal bank in the Philippines with total assets of Php 397 billion, loan portfolio of Php 194 billion, and total capital of Php 47 billion as of December 31, 2014.
Apart from having the Security Bank Caseroom at AIM, the bank actively supports education initiatives at all levels and for diverse communities. Its corporate social responsibility arm, SB Foundation, Inc. (SBFI), has a current partnership with Ateneo de Manila University for the construction of grade school and high school classrooms in the country and with the Aklat, Gabay at Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) Foundation, Inc. for the construction of kindergarten classrooms.
Security Bank has been a recipient of various awards in 2014 for manifesting excellence in various aspects of its business. Among these were Best Bank in the Philippines from Global Financial Market Review; Best Investor Relations Companies-Philippines from Finance Asia; Best Small Cap Equity Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia for Xurpas’ Php 1.36 billion (USD 30 million) IPO from Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine; and Best Overall Domestic Provider of FX Services in the Philippines as voted by Corporates and Financial Institutions from Asiamoney; The Asset.
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The newly refurbished Security Bank Caseroom of AIM is the newest venue for sustainable learning and development in the country.
Security Bank Chairman Alberto Villarosa shares his message to the crowd as AIM President Steven DeKrey and Security Bank Retail Banking Segment Head Maki Tingson look on.
Alberto Villarosa, Security Bank Chairman (left), and Washington SyCip, Chairman Emeritus of the AIM Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, during the inauguration event held on March 30.