Rabboni Francis B. Arjonillo


 60, Filipino


Mr. Arjonillo was appointed president and director of First Metro on January 1, 2016. He is concurrently the chairman of First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation. He has more than three decades of extensive international and local banking experience.

He spent 18 years in Citibank with most recent roles as consumer bank treasurer in Australia and country treasurer in Vietnam where he was the founding chairman of the Vietnam Bond Market Forum, the precursor of the Vietnam Bond Market Association. Prior to joining First Metro, he was the head of Treasury and Investment Banking Sector of Land Bank of the Philippines. Right before that, he was the chief risk officer of China Bank. He started his banking career in Bank of the Philippine Islands as a management trainee and had a brief stint with UCPB.

Mr. Arjonillo was also a former president and director of the Money Market Association of the Philippines and vice president of the ACI Financial Markets Association, where he also acted as organizing committee chairman of its 18th Asia Pacific Foreign Exchange Congress.

He was an assistant professorial lecturer at De La Salle University, teaching courses in Economics and Finance for nine years. He regularly conducts lectures in the Bankers Association of the Philippines’ Treasury Certification Program. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Arjonillo holds an AB Economics degree from De La Salle University and a master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.