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Metropolitan Commercial Bank Appoints Jean-Philippe Gerbi as Chief Digital Officer

Over 20 Years of Experience in Transforming Enterprise Businesses

Metropolitan Commercial Bank (the “Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. (NYSE: MCB), today announced that the Bank hired Jean-Philippe Gerbi as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. Mr. 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.

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Jean-Philippe Gerbi, SVP Chief Digital Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Jean-Philippe Gerbi, SVP Chief Digital Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. 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, Mr. 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 COO 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 Mr. 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.”

Mr. Gerbi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics from the University of Grenoble in France. Since 2021, Mr. 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.

About Metropolitan Commercial Bank

Metropolitan Commercial Bank (the “Bank”) is a New York City based full-service commercial bank. The Bank provides a broad range of business, commercial and personal banking products and services to small businesses, private and public middle-market and corporate enterprises and institutions, municipalities and local government entities, and affluent individuals.

The Bank’s Global Payments group is an established leader in BaaS (Banking-as-a-Service) services that include domestic and international: digital payments settlements; gateway to payment networks; custodian of deposits; merchant acquiring services; global settlement agent and a leading national issuer of third-party debit cards. The Bank continues to grow its presence as a valued, trusted and innovative strategic partner across the worldwide fintech, payments and money services businesses.

Metropolitan Commercial Bank operates banking centers and private client offices in Manhattan and Boro Park, Brooklyn in New York City and Great Neck on Long Island in New York state. The Bank is ranked as one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies by Fortune and one of the Top 50 Community Banks by S&P.

The Bank is a New York State chartered commercial bank, a member of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and an equal housing lender. The parent company of Metropolitan Commercial Bank is Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. (NYSE: MCB).

For more information, please visit the Bank’s website at


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