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Metropolitan Commercial Bank Appoints Gerbi as Chief Digital Officer

June 23, 2022, 07:20 AM

Metropolitan Commercial Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp., announced the bank hired Jean-Philippe Gerbi as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer.

Gerbi will report to Dixiana Berrios, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He will be responsible for the bank’s digital platforms that support the bank’s position as a leading commercial banking and payment solutions innovator.

Gerbi brings more than 20 years of experience in transforming enterprise businesses internationally and is known as an innovator who provides trusted, strategic advice to business executives and thinks outside-the-box to solve complex business challenges.

“We are very fortunate to have Jean-Philippe join our team,” said President and CEO Mark DeFazio. “His proven IT track record and ability to establish and maintain reliable, scalable and secure systems at a premier global financial and investment firm will be a significant contributor in fulfilling our mission to serve our clients, scale our franchise and deliver value for our shareholders.”

Before joining the bank, Gerbi was Managing Director, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Business Digital Officer at Crédit Agricole CIB. He spent more than 20 years at Crédit Agricole CIB in various systems, IT and digital managerial roles.

“I am very pleased to have Jean-Philippe direct and manage all things digital at Metropolitan Commercial Bank,” said Chief Operating Officer Dixiana Berrios. “He will spearhead system capabilities, reliability, scalability and security throughout the bank and advance our standing in the digital payment settlement sector.”

“I am thrilled to have joined the Metropolitan Commercial Bank team,” said Gerbi. “Being part of a company where digital transformation is at the center of the strategy and technology is truly seen as an enabler for the success and growth of Metropolitan Commercial Bank is an exciting opportunity.”

Gerbi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics from the University of Grenoble in France. Since 2021, Gerbi has been a member of the Banking and Finance Committee of the French American Chamber of Commerce, New York Chapter. He is also a member of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

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