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THE PODIUM’S GRAND OPENING

President of the Republic of Singapore Madam Halimah Yacob (center) at the
official opening of The Podium together with (from left to right) BDO Unibank President and
CEO Nestor Tan, Keppel Corporation CEO Loh Chin Hua, BDO Unibank Chairperson
Teresita Sy-Coson, Keppel Corporation Chairman Dr. Lee Boon Yang, SM Prime Holdings
Executive Committee Chairman Hans Sy, and Keppel Land CEO Tan Swee Yiow.

The president of the Republic of Singapore Madam Halimah Yacob recently graced the official opening of The Podium. The opening was one of the highlights of President Halimah’s State Visit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Philippines-Singapore diplomatic relations.

A joint venture between the Philippines’ BDO Unibank and Singapore’s Keppel Land Limited, the newly completed Podium expansion showcased the strong ties, shared expertise and successful collaboration between Philippine and Singapore industry leaders.

 

President of the Republic of Singapore Madam Halimah Yacob (center) at the official opening of The Podium together with (from left to right) BDO Unibank President and CEO Nestor Tan, Keppel Corporation CEO Loh Chin Hua, BDO Unibank Chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson, Keppel Corporation Chairman Dr. Lee Boon Yang, SM Prime Holdings Executive Committee Chairman Hans Sy, and Keppel Land CEO Tan Swee Yiow.

President of the Republic of Singapore Madam Halimah Yacob (center) at the official opening of The Podium together with (from left to right) BDO Unibank President and CEO Nestor Tan, Keppel Corporation CEO Loh Chin Hua, BDO Unibank Chairperson
Teresita Sy-Coson, Keppel Corporation Chairman Dr. Lee Boon Yang, SM Prime Holdings Executive Committee Chairman Hans Sy, and Keppel Land CEO Tan Swee Yiow.

 

Accompanying President Halimah was spouse, Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, and Singapore officials Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education; Dr. Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State; and Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines Gerard Ho Wei Hong and Deputy Chief of Mission Zhou Suli.

 

Andrew Chan, CMG Retail Merchandising and Marketing Director; Jimmy Thai, Primer Group of Companies President and Chief Executive Officer; Patrick Cua, Nielsen Philippines Executive Director; and Chan Kok Bin, CMG Retail Chairman.

Andrew Chan, CMG Retail Merchandising and Marketing Director; Jimmy Thai, Primer Group of Companies President and Chief Executive Officer; Patrick Cua, Nielsen, Philippines Executive Director; and Chan Kok Bin, CMG Retail Chairman.

 

BDO Unibank Chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson, SM Prime Holdings Executive Committee Chairman Hans Sy, BDO Unibank President and CEO Nestor Tan and Keppel Corporation Chairman Dr. Lee Boon Yang, Keppel Corporation CEO Loh Chin Hua, and Keppel Land CEO Tan Swee Yiow welcomed them along with representatives from the Philippine government, as well as members of the diplomatic and business community.

 

Anton Huang, President of SSI Group, Inc. (Swarovski); Quito Tantoco-Lopez, Store Development and Planning Manager of Starbucks Philippines; and Jaime Yu, BDO Unibank Senior Executive Vice President and Branch Banking Group Head.

Anton Huang, President of SSI Group, Inc. (Swarovski); Quito Tantoco-Lopez, Store Development and Planning Manager of Starbucks Philippines; and Jaime Yu, BDO Unibank Senior Executive Vice President and Branch Banking Group Head.

 

Following the opening ceremony at The Podium Hall, President Halimah and guests toured Singaporium, a lifestyle and food pop-up fair.  A joint project of The Podium and Enterprise Singapore, the Singapore government agency promoting Singaporean companies globally, the fair featured 17 Singaporean fashion, lifestyle, and food brands.

 

UP Filipiniana Dance Group welcomed guests with a kulintang ensemble performance during The Podium’s Grand Opening.

UP Filipiniana Dance Group welcomed guests with a kulintang ensemble performance during The Podium’s Grand Opening.

 

Strategically located in the heart of the Ortigas Business District, The Podium complex is redefining the city skyline with its sleek, sophisticated design, and innovative green initiatives.  The multi-awarded development comprises three components: The Podium Mall, which first opened in 2002; The BDO Corporate Tower; and The Podium West Tower.