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Nestor Tan: Move fast

As part of Euromoney's 50th anniversary coverage, we profile some of the biggest names that we interviewed for our May Asia focus.

“I’ll share with you something one of my mentors said,” says Nestor Tan, chief executive of BDO Unibank. “When you’re approaching a merger, make sure you move fast. Because if you move fast enough, nobody will have time to think.”

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Nestor Tan,
BDO Unibank

He should know. BDO Unibank, perhaps more than any other large bank in the region, has transformed over the last 25 years.

Tan joined what was then Banco de Oro in 1997, and thinks of its evolution in stages.