David Hardoon


Union Bank of the Philippines

Group Chief Data and AI Officer

Dr. David R. Hardoon is the Group Chief Data and AI Officer of the Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank). Concurrently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Aboitiz Data Innovation, Chief Data and Innovation Officer of the Aboitiz Group, and Chief Data Officer of UnionDigital Bank.

Prior to his current roles, David was the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s first appointed Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Analytics Group reporting to the agency’s Deputy Managing Director for Financial Supervision and subsequently Special Advisor for Artificial Intelligence reporting to Deputy Managing Director for Markets and Development. In these roles, he led the development of the AI strategy both for MAS and Singapore’s financial sector as well as driving efforts in promoting open cross-border data flows.

David holds a PhD in Computer Science in the field of Machine Learning from the University of Southampton and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with First Class Honors B.Sc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.


Contributions by David Hardoon

  • Introduction of ASEAN Banking Interoperable Data Framework
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2023