Lito Villanueva Named ‘Digital Leader of the Year’ at the PhilSec Awards 2023

Lito Villanueva Named ‘Digital Leader of the Year’ at the PhilSec Awards 2023

by July 17, 2023

Founding chairman of Fintech Alliance.PH Lito Villanueva was named the ‘Digital Leader of the Year’ at the PhilSec Awards 2023 held on 6 July 2023 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

Villanueva is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer at the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC).

Among his contributions include Fintech Alliance.PH’s recent initiative which is the #WagMagpalokoMagingScamAlerto consumer education campaign.

The industry-led nationwide campaign enabled a multi-stakeholder approach to promote education and awareness amongst Filipinos on how to protect themselves against scams and digital threats, and to bolster cyber resilience and consumer protection.

Lito Villanueva

Lito Villanueva

“This recognition is a manifestation of the commitment and resilience that every industry player has invested to ensure that every Filipino consumer is enabled, engaged, and empowered to fight against cybercrime, cyber fraud, and any form of cyber attack that compromises their wealth, safety, and privacy.


Most importantly, this is another proof that our relentless commitment to safeguarding the digital well-being of every Filipino is not only visible but deeply felt by those we aim to protect,”

said Villanueva.

Villanueva had also played a pivotal role in accelerating RCBC’s digital transformation by scaling life-enabling inclusive digital financial services especially for financially-excluded areas.

He spearheaded RCBC’s digital finance services such as the RCBC Digital, a one-stop-shop digital banking app; RCBC DiskarTech, a multi-lingual financial inclusion mobile app with Taglish-Cebuano languages; RCBC ATM Go, a mobile ATM network; and RCBC MoneyBela Barangayan Banking; a physical-digital blending banking experience initiative launched in rural communities.