Vicente A. Sarza

Director, Head of Transaction Management

Vicente ‘Vic’ Sarza is a Director at Mabuhay Capital. Prior to joining Mabuhay Capital, Vic was Senior Vice President, head of institutional banking at Asia United Bank (AUB),  a publicly listed company, which operates as a universal bank.

Before moving to AUB, Vic was a Principal, Head of Advisory Services in  KPMG Philippines.  He was responsible for the significant expansion of market share and significant increase in recognition of KPMG Advisory as an advisory services firm in key industries such as financial institutions, energy, water, infrastructure, insurance and in government and the multilateral institutions.

Over the years, Vic’s extensive experience includes successful engagements as Director to Chief Privatization Officer, rank of Undersecretary in the Privatization and Management Office (An Agency of the Department of Finance). Vic was also a Director and Chairman of the Technical Committee Privatization Office and Special Concerns for Department of Finance (Republic of the Philippines).  Vic had various roles in the successful privatization of Maynilad, International School, Philippine Telecommunications Investment Corp., Energy Development Corp., and Iloilo Airport.

Vic spent more than 25 years in banking, his stints spanning corporate, middle market, and consumer banking with added responsibilities in his last 8 years through involvement in senior functions such as Mancom, Asset and Liabilities Management and Credit Committee duties, among others.

Prior to Department of Finance, Vic spent a total of 14 years in United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) and UCPB Savings Banks as Manager of First Vice President-Head of the Commercial Credit Division and President and COO, respectively.

Vic holds a A.B. Economics from the Ateneo De Manila University.