State-owned Small Business Corporation (SB Corp) welcomes its new President and Chief Executive Officer Bartholomew Brillo L. Reynes.

Reynes joins SB Corp shortly after his brief retirement from the Development Bank of the Philippines where he was a senior vice president and head of program development.

“I look forward to working closely with SB Corp family in strengthening Small Business Corporation. SB Corp has preserved its integrity and relevance through the years despite being small. Together we shall look forward to being allowed to grow and play an important role in development,” Reynes said during his first SB Corp employees’ assembly.

Reynes brings with him more than four decades of banking experience and industry expertise. He was the chief executive officer of the Industrial Guarantee and Loan Fund (IGLF) and worked for a number of banks among which are Development Bank of Rizal, Urban Development Bank, Union Bank of the Philippines and Asiatrust Development Bank.

Mr. Reynes is an alumnus of the Center for Research and Communication now University of Asia & the Pacific where he finished his Master of Science in Industrial Economics and of the University of San Carlos in Cebu where he graduated Cum Laude in AB Political Science. He is the president of the DBP Endowment for Education Program (DEEP) Scholars Association, Inc. and the Association of Cateel Maryknollers, Inc. (ACMI).

In taking over the helm of SB Corp Reynes expressed his intention to pursue a more significant role for SB Corp in the inclusive growth agenda of the government through MSME development.