Teresita Sy-Coson is the Vice Chairperson of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), one of the Philippines’ leading groups with interests in retail, banking, and property development.
With over four decades of retail experience, Ms. Sy-Coson has helped transform the group’s retail business, which includes the flagship SM Department Stores under THE SM STORE, and SM Markets which consist of SM Supermarket and other retail affiliates.
She also works closely in the Group’s property business via SM Prime Holdings, Inc., where she sits as an Adviser to the Board of Directors. SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia with interests in malls, residences, commercial buildings, leisure and tourism development.
In banking, Ms. Sy-Coson is the Chairperson of BDO Unibank (BDO), the Philippines’ leading bank to date in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, capital and trust funds under management. In 2014, BDO was named the Best Bank in the Philippines by various international publications such as Alpha Southeast Asia, Asiamoney, Euromoney, FinanceAsia, Global Finance, and The Asset.
She also serves as the Vice Chairperson of the SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI), the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the SM Group whose advocacies are centered on education, livelihood, health and wellness. In BDO Foundation, the CSR vehicle of the Bank that focuses on the areas of relief operations, education, shelter and livelihood, Ms. Sy-Coson serves as the Chairperson.
She is currently the representative to the ASEAN Business Advisory Council – Philippines.