Henry Aguda


Union Bank of the Philippines

FICD, Senior Executive VP, CTOO, CTO, Chairman of the Board of UBX

Henry Aguda is the Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer of Union Bank of the Philippines, and also Chairman of the Board of UBX Philippines, the fintech venture studio of the bank.

He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (FICD).

He obtained his degrees in Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Juris Doctor in Law, both from the University of the Philippines.

Henry is the author of the book, “Data Privacy & Cybercrime Prevention in the Philippine Digital Age” and co-authored the recently launched book, “Opening the Archipelago: The Story of Blockchain in the Philippines".

In 2021, Henry was recognized as “Privacy Advocate of 2021” by the National Privacy Commission; “CTO of the Year – Southeast Asia” by The European Global Banking and Finance Awards; “Chief Technology and Information Officer of the Year” by The Asian Banker Financial Technology and Innovation Awards; and was recognized as the “Digital Banker of the Year” by The Digital Banker Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards.

And just recently, Henry was also recognized as “Forward Thinker FY22” by the Rubrik Customer Awards.

Aside from being a banker and digital trailblazer, Henry is an educator by heart.