Deutsche Bank has announced the appointment of Rodolfo ML Siason, also known as Dino, as Chief Country Officer and Head of Corporate Bank for the Philippines, effective April 1, 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. Siason will lead Deutsche Bank’s platform in the Philippines, overseeing the Corporate Bank and Investment Bank, as well as managing one of the bank’s key service hubs in Asia Pacific.
Siason brings over 20 years of financial institutions experience to the role, with nearly 18 years spent at Citibank in various locations, including the Philippines, Singapore, and the Czech Republic. In his most recent role at Citibank, he served as the Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions for the Central Europe Cluster, based in Prague. Siason has a diverse background, covering credit, client coverage, and franchise management, with a focus on enabling clients to become more global.
He will be succeeding Michael Chua, who is retiring after almost 30 years in the banking industry. Under Chua’s leadership, Deutsche Bank’s Philippines business achieved significant revenue growth and executed several landmark transactions.
Siason will report to Burkhard Ziegenhorn, Head of Corporate Bank for Southeast Asia and Australia, and Kaushik Shaparia, CEO of Emerging Asia and Chief Country Officer of India. The appointment reflects Deutsche Bank’s commitment to growing its presence in the Philippines and strengthening its Corporate Bank under Siason’s leadership.