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Will also be compliance officer with U.S. laws


The New York branch of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, the largest private bank in the Philippines, announced the hiring of Carlos C. Gutierrez (pictured above), CAMS, as vice president and compliance officer.

Gutierrez’s experience in international banking ranges widely having served, among others, for 17 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a bank examiner specialist in audit, internal control, information technology, trusts, payment systems risk and compliance; as a financial examiner assigned to German and South Korean banks; a central point of contact-surveillance for a global banking organization.

He was also on the international banking operations staff of a leading Philippine bank for eight years being a senior systems and methods analyst, a management and executive trainee, and later a branch officer.

Most recently, Gutierrez was the founding president of JWIC Global Consultants Group, Inc. for 11 years.

JWIC Global provides what it calls holistic and cost effective ways in resolving regulatory challenges to both banking examiners and bankers.

At Metrobank NY, Gutierrez will be responsible for the bank’s compliance with U.S. banking laws, anti-money-laundering and data security administration.

Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of the East (UE) in Manila, Philippines.

Currently, he is very active in community volunteer work, especially with non-profit organizations, veterans advocacy, soup kitchens and other professional organizations.

He is married to Cristina Batac Gutierrez and they have a daughter, Joana B. Gutierrez.

Metrobank NY is a premier Philippine bank operating in New York City, whose offices are centrally located in midtown Manhattan at 10 East 53rd Street (between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue), New York City, NY 10022-5244, with phone number (800) 863-8762 and fax number (212) 832-0993.

Metrobank, through its subsidiaries, also maintains remittance hubs where there are concentrations of Filipino families and businesses.

In the Greater New York area, the Metrobank Remittance hub is located in the Elmhurst-Woodside area at 69-11 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 phone (718) 779- 8519 and (718) 779-8520;

in Niles (Chicago) area Metrobank Remittance is at 7315 West Dempster Street, Niles, Illinois 60714, phone (847) 965-2368;

and in California (Artesia) area at 11700 South Street, Suite #203, Artesia, CA 90701, phone (562) 376-4010.

Metrobank NY opened on June 1, 1983 at the then World Trade Center, and moved to its current location in the heart of midtown Manhattan on March 1, 1988.

The other officers of Metrobank NY are Ivan S. Atmaja, first vice president and general manager; Titani Chang vice president, head of credit and treasury; Wendell Carpen, head of operations; Enrico Cruz, head of information and technology; Victoria Velasco, controller; and Elena Wong, head of international banking.

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