Leaders

Board of Directors

MR OOI SANG KUANG

CHAIRMAN

Mr Ooi was first appointed to the Board on 21 February 2012 and last re-elected as a Director on 28 April 2015. He assumed the role of Chairman on 1 September 2014. Mr Ooi was Special Advisor in Bank Negara Malaysia until he retired on 31 December 2011. Prior to this, he was Deputy Governor and Member of the Board of Directors of Bank Negara Malaysia, from 2002 to 2010. Mr Ooi is presently the Chairman of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad as well as Chairman of Cagamas Berhad (the national mortgage corporation in Malaysia) and its subsidiaries. He serves on the board of several companies, including OCBC Wing Hang Bank Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Malaya and a Master of Arts (Development Finance) from Boston University, USA, and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia. Age 69.


MR LAI TECK POH

Mr Lai was first appointed to the Board on 1 June 2010 and last re-appointed as a Director on 22 April 2016. He served more than 20 years in OCBC Bank in several senior capacities, including Head of Corporate Banking, Head of Information Technology & Central Operations and Head of Risk Management. He was Head, Group Audit prior to retiring in April 2010. Before joining OCBC Bank, he was Managing Director of Citicorp Investment Bank Singapore Ltd and had served stints with Citibank N.A. in Jakarta, New York and London. He is presently a Director of AV Jennings Ltd, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad, and a Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk. Mr Lai holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Singapore. Age 72.


DR LEE TIH SHIH

Dr Lee was first appointed to the Board on 4 April 2003 and last re-elected as a Director on 28 April 2015. He is presently an Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. He has previously served in senior positions at both OCBC Bank and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is a Director of Lee Foundation and several Lee Rubber Group Companies. Dr Lee graduated with MD and PhD degrees from Yale University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Imperial College, London. Age 53.


MS CHRISTINA ONG

Ms Ong was appointed to the Board on 15 February 2016 and elected as a Director on 22 April 2016. She is Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP as well as the Co-Head of its Financial Services Department. She also sits on the boards of other companies and organisations, in addition to entities which are owned by Allen & Gledhill LLP. She is also a Trustee of The Stephen A Schwarzman Scholars Trust. Ms Ong is a lawyer and she provides corporate and corporate regulatory and compliance advice, particularly to listed companies. Her areas of practice include banking and securities. Age 65.

 


MR QUAH WEE GHEE

Mr Quah was first appointed to the Board on 9 January 2012 and last re-elected as a Director on 28 April 2015. He was the Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)'s India and Natural Resources Business Groups and Advisor to the GIC's Executive Committee. He was also the Managing Director and President of GIC Asset Management Pte Ltd from 2007 to 2011. He is presently a Director of several companies, including Bank of Singapore Ltd, Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd, and The Overseas Assurance Corporation Ltd. He also serves as Chairman of the Ministry of Health Holdings Pte Ltd's Investment and Evaluation Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Alumni Member of the Stanford Graduate Business School. Age 56.


MR PRAMUKTI SURJAUDAJA

Mr Pramukti was first appointed to the Board on 1 June 2005 and last re-elected as a Director on 22 April 2016. He has been with PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk for 23 years, holding key positions, including President Director, and is presently President Commissioner of the bank. Mr Pramukti holds a Bachelor of Science (Finance & Banking) from San Francisco State University, a Master of Business Administration (Banking) from Golden Gate University and has participated in Special Programs in International Relations at the International University of Japan. Age 54.


MR TAN NGIAP JOO

Mr Tan was appointed to the Board on 2 September 2013 and re-elected as a Director on 22 April 2016. He had a long career of 37 years as a banker. He spent 20 years in Citibank N.A. serving in various capacities, including Senior Risk Manager of Citibank Australia and postings overseas prior to joining the OCBC Group in August 1990, where he held senior positions over the years, including Chief Executive of OCBC's Australian operations, and Head, Group Business Banking and was appointed Deputy President in December 2001. He retired in December 2007. He is presently Chairman of United Engineers Ltd, and a Director of several companies, including China Fishery Group Ltd and Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Mapletree India China Fund Ltd. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Australia. Age 71.


DR TEH KOK PENG

Dr Teh was appointed to the Board on 1 August 2011 and last re-elected as a Director on 22 April 2016. He was the President of GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd, the private equity arm of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (GIC). Prior to this, he was concurrently Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Deputy Managing Director of GIC. He began his career at the World Bank under the Young Professionals Program in Washington DC. Dr Teh serves on the board of several companies, including Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Ltd and Sembcorp Industries Ltd. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of National University of Singapore and The Trilateral Commission, as well as a Member of the Advisory Council for Temasek Foundation Connects CLG Limited. He holds a First Class Honours in Economics at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Doctorate in Economics at Nuffield College, Oxford University, England, and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Age 69.


MR SAMUEL N. TSIEN

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr Tsien was appointed to the Board on 13 February 2014 and elected as a Director on 24 April 2014. He was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer on 15 April 2012. He joined OCBC Bank in July 2007 as Senior Executive Vice President, managing the Group's corporate and commercial banking business. In 2008, he assumed the position as Global Head of Global Corporate Bank with added responsibilities of overseeing the financial institution and transaction banking businesses. He has 39 years of banking experience. Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of China Construction Bank (Asia) when China Construction Bank acquired Bank of America (Asia). From 1995 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America (Asia), and Asia Consumer and Commercial Banking Group Executive of Bank of America Corporation. Mr Tsien is presently Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Ltd and a Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk. He also serves on the boards of major OCBC Group companies, including Great Eastern Holdings Ltd, Bank of Singapore Ltd, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad and OCBC Wing Hang Bank Ltd. He is also a Director of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. Mr Tsien holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles ("UCLA"). Age 62.


MR WEE JOO YEOW

Mr Wee was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2014 and elected as a Director on 24 April 2014. He has more than 39 years of corporate banking experience. He was Managing Director & Head of Corporate Banking Singapore with United Overseas Bank Ltd until his retirement in June 2013. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Banking with Overseas Union Bank Ltd, and Head Credit & Marketing with First National Bank of Chicago (Singapore). He is presently a Director of several companies, including Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Ltd. Mr Wee holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University, USA and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Singapore. Age 69.


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