BSP CEO Robin Fleming said the company recognised the importance of its staff to operations and committed to fund a number of leadership development programs, in order to mentor and develop personnel so they could take on senior roles within the bank.
These include the BPI secondment program; the general management, senior managers and new leader development programs; and executive MBA programs.
"The goal is to develop the next generation of leaders to manage the bank and the exchange program is part of a bigger drive to ensure that tomorrow's leaders are prepared for the challenges … ahead," Fleming said.
"Hence emerging leaders will also be exposed to a range of training and development programs, supported by mentoring and coaching."
Fleming said the fast pace and increasing complexity of financial services required future leaders to be aware of and learn from international markets.
The opportunity for BSP employees to take part in the secondment program would help further this.
"We believe this exchange program will not only give these young talents an opportunity to learn from the best in the field but to gain a deeper appreciation of the technological and societal challenges facing the country as a whole," he said.
"It will provide an additional dimension to the development of our people, and BSP is delighted to be able to offer an exchange with BPI who faces similar challenges as they operate in a developing context similar to PNG."
One of the three participants, area manager Nuni Kulu, said she was looking forward to learning from her Filipino counterparts.
"I am keen to learn as much as I can and appreciate the opportunity to gain a great deal of experience from a distinguished bank such as BPI, the oldest bank in South East Asia," she said.