The Corporate Secretary
Atty. Rene A. Gaerlan is the current Corporate Secretary of the Development Bank of the Philippines. Prior to his designation as such on 2 January 2020, he was the Acting Head of the Bank’s Legal Services Group. During this period, he closely supervised the Litigation & Foreclosure, Documentation & Opinion, Administrative Legal Department and Branches Supervision functions in the Head Office and the Regional lawyers.
A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Atty. Gaerlan had twenty eight (28) years of extensive legal work experience, steadily rose from the ranks and gained expertise as a Litigation lawyer handling various cases filed for and against the Bank before various courts and quasi-judicial bodies, like the Commission on Audit, Office of the Ombudsman, Securities and Exchange Commission, Anti-Money Laundering Council and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Atty. Gaerlan had also been designated as Corporate Secretary of the Bank’s affiliates.