Leaders

Management Team

Mr Samuel N. Tsien

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Samuel Tsien was first appointed to the Board on 13 February 2014 and last re-elected as a Director on 28 April 2017.

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 40 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Age 63.

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Mr Ching Wei Hong

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Ching Wei Hong was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) on 15 April 2012 and is also currently the Chairman of Bank of Singapore and OCBC Securities as well as Deputy Chairman of Lion Global Investors. 

In his capacity as COO of OCBC Bank, he is responsible for the Global Wealth Management and Consumer division, focusing on building the OCBC Group’s consumer banking franchise and wealth management business in its key markets in Asia. Mr Ching also oversees Group Customer Experience and OCBC Bank’s fintech and innovation unit, The Open Vault at OCBC.

In his tenure with OCBC Bank, he has held senior management responsibilities across various roles including Chief Financial Officer, Head of Group Operations and Technology and Head of Transaction Banking. Mr Ching has more than 30 years of experience in regional finance, corporate banking and cash management. Before joining OCBC, he was Director of Corporate Finance, Philips Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. He also held senior regional assignments in Bank of America and was Treasurer of Union Carbide Asia Pacific. Mr Ching holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. Age 58.

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Mr Darren Tan

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Darren Tan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") in December 2011.

As CFO, he oversees financial, regulatory and management accounting, treasury financial control, corporate treasury, funding and capital management, corporate planning and development and investor relations. He joined OCBC Bank in March 2007 as Head of Asset Liability Management in Global Treasury and assumed the role of Deputy CFO in May 2011. Prior to joining OCBC, Mr Tan worked for 13 years in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) with his last position in GIC as Head of Money Markets. He is a council member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and an Adjunct Professor at Nanyang Business School. Mr Tan graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore. Age 47.

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Mr Lam Kun Kin

Global Treasury and Investment Banking

Mr Lam Kun Kin was appointed Head of Global Treasury in January 2007 and Senior Executive Vice President in April 2011.

He has global responsibility for OCBC Bank’s financial market businesses and asset liability management in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and seven other overseas centres. Since February 2012, he has had the additional responsibility of overseeing the Bank’s Global Investment Banking division covering capital markets, corporate finance and mezzanine capital business. Mr Lam has more than 30 years of banking and investment management experience covering global fund management, global markets sales & trading, global investment banking and Asian financial market businesses. Currently, he serves on the boards of Bank of Singapore, OCBC Securities, AVIC Trust and REACH Community Services Society. Mr Lam also serves on Great Eastern Group’s Asset/Liability Committee and Investment Committee and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation’s (GIC) Board Risk Committee. Prior to joining OCBC Bank, Mr Lam held various senior management positions in GIC, Citibank and Temasek Holdings. In September 2014, he was appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as Co-Chairman of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore, IBF Distinguished Fellow and member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Age 55.

 

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Mr Vincent Choo

Group Risk Management

Mr Vincent Choo was appointed Head of Group Risk Management on 1 August 2014.

As Chief Risk Officer, he covers the full spectrum of risk, including Credit, Technology and Information Security, Liquidity, Market and Operational risk management. He reports jointly to both Group CEO and the Board Risk Management Committee of OCBC Bank. Mr Choo joined OCBC Bank from Deutsche Bank AG where his last appointment was Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific. In his 20 years at Deutsche Bank AG, he served in a number of senior roles including Head of Market Risk Management for Asia Pacific, with additional responsibilities for Traded Credit Products, and Head of New Product Approval for Asia. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from University of Akron. Age 55.

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Mr Linus Goh Ti Liang

Global Commercial Banking

Mr Linus Goh was appointed the Head of Global Commercial Banking in April 2012.

In this capacity, he has global responsibility for OCBC Bank’s commercial, institutional and transaction banking businesses. He joined OCBC Bank in April 2004 as Executive Vice President and Head of International, and in August 2008, he assumed responsibility for Global Enterprise Banking and Financial Institutions. Mr Goh has over 30 years of banking experience, including 17 years at Citibank, N.A. Singapore, where he held several senior management positions overseeing corporate banking, financial institutions, e-business and transaction banking. Mr Goh serves as a board member of the Singapore Totalisator Board and of the Growth Enterprise Fund and SPRING SEEDS Capital under SPRING Singapore. He is a member of the Pro-Enterprise Panel under the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the SME Committee under the Singapore Business Federation where he chairs the subcommittee on SME Financing. Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) with Honours from the National University of Singapore and is an IBF Distinguished Fellow. Age 55.

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Ms Elaine Lam

Global Corporate Banking

Ms Elaine Lam was appointed Head of Global Corporate Banking in April 2016.

She is responsible for OCBC Bank’s corporate banking business which spans Real Estate, Wholesale Corporate Marketing, Global Commodities Finance as well as the Bank’s corporate banking business in all overseas offices. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate banking, Ms Lam also serves in the Institute of Banking and Finance’s Corporate Banking Workgroup and the Financial Industry Competency Standards’ Corporate Banking Working Group. Ms Lam holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University and is an IBF Fellow (Corporate Banking). Age 46.

 

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Mr Na Wu Beng

CEO, OCBC Wing Hang Bank

Mr Na Wu Beng was appointed Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Wing Hang Bank in August 2014.

Prior to this appointment, he was Deputy President Director of Bank OCBC NISP for 10 years and was instrumental in driving the corporate banking business and spearheading the collaborative efforts between OCBC Bank and Bank OCBC NISP across different business functions. Mr Na joined OCBC Bank in 1990 as the General Manager of OCBC Bank’s Hong Kong branches. He returned to Singapore in 1999 to take on the role of Head of North Asia overseeing the bank’s operations in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. From 2000 to 2004, before his posting to Bank OCBC NISP, he headed OCBC Bank’s international banking division and was responsible for branches across eight countries. Mr Na was appointed Executive Vice President in 2001. Before joining OCBC Bank, he was at International Bank of Singapore for 11 years, where he was based in Taiwan for seven years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) with Honours from Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Age 62.

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Ms Kng Hwee Tin

CEO, OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China)

Ms Kng Hwee Tin was appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank (China) Limited in December 2012 and was responsible for the bank’s growth strategy in China.

The bank was rebranded OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Limited in July 2016. Ms Kng has more than 20 years of banking experience spanning a wide spectrum of activities. Prior to this appointment, she was OCBC Bank’s Head of Group Audit overseeing the full spectrum of audit activities for the Bank and its subsidiaries. During her tenure with OCBC Bank, she also held responsibilities in risk management and implemented several key initiatives to further strengthen board governance. She was also instrumental in driving and establishing the Bank’s thrust into serving the wealth needs of the affluent with the OCBC Premier Banking proposition. Ms Kng holds a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, where she was awarded the Saw Gold Medal in Finance. She recently completed her Advanced Management Program with Harvard Business School. Age 52.

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Mr Bahren Shaari

CEO, Bank of Singapore

Mr Bahren Shaari was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Singapore in February 2015.

He has more than 30 years of private banking experience. Mr Shaari joined ING Asia Private Bank in 2009 and was a member of the management team that continued to lead after it was acquired by OCBC Bank in 2010 and renamed Bank of Singapore, where he was Global Head of Southeast Asia for five years. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of UBS AG Wealth Management. Mr Shaari is active in public service and has been a non-executive and independent director of Singapore Press Holdings Limited since April 2012. Mr Shaari currently serves as Chairman of its Nominating Committee and Member of its Executive Committee. Mr Shaari had previously served as a Board Member of the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore from 2000 to 2012. Mr Shaari was sworn in as an alternate member to the Council of Presidential Advisers in April 2017. Mr Shaari is an IBF Distinguished Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. Age 55.

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Mr Tan Wing Ming

Regional General Manager for North East Asia

Mr Tan Wing Ming was appointed Regional General Manager for North East Asia and the Chief Executive of OCBC Bank Hong Kong branch since September 2009.

In this role, he assumes oversight of the Bank’s branches in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. In November 2016, he was promoted to Executive Vice President. Mr Tan joined OCBC Bank in January 2005 as Senior Vice President and Country Head of OCBC Bank’s operations in China. Following the local incorporation of OCBC Bank in China in July 2007, he was appointed Director and President of OCBC Bank (China) Limited until his current role. Mr Tan had worked for major American and European investment and commercial banks in Singapore for 10 years. He then started and managed his own private business in China for 11 years before joining OCBC Bank. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) with Honours from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Chicago. Age 58.

 

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Mr Ong Eng Bin

CEO, OCBC Bank Malaysia

Mr Ong Eng Bin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Malaysia in August 2014 and currently oversees the OCBC Group’s Malaysian franchise.

Prior to this appointment, he was its Head of Business Banking, a role he assumed in 2012 with responsibilities covering corporate and commercial, emerging business and transaction banking. He joined the bank as a management trainee in 1988 and was appointed Head of Corporate Banking & Large Corporates in 2000. Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Accounting & Finance from the University of Manchester. Age 54.

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Ms Parwati Surjaudaja

President Director and CEO, Bank OCBC NISP

Ms Parwati Surjaudaja was appointed the President Director and CEO of Bank OCBC NISP in December 2008.

She joined Bank OCBC NISP as a Director in 1990 and served as Deputy President Director from 1997. She was appointed President Director and CEO of the bank at end-2008 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2014 for her current position. She is currently a Board Member of Perbanas and Indonesian Bankers Association. Prior to joining Bank OCBC NISP, Ms Surjaudaja had three years of corporate experience with SGV Utomo – Arthur Andersen. Ms Surjaudaja holds a Master of Business Administration (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude (Accounting and Finance) from San Francisco State University. Age 53.

 

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Mr Gan Kok Kim

Global Investment Banking

Mr Gan Kok Kim was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Global Investment Banking in February 2012.

As the Head of Global Investment Banking, he oversees OCBC Bank’s debt capital markets, corporate finance, merger and acquisition and mezzanine investment businesses. Mr Gan joined OCBC Bank in 2004 as the Head of Treasury at OCBC Bank (Malaysia). In February 2011, he was also appointed Head of International Treasury. In August 2011, he was given the additional role of Head of Asset Liability Management in Singapore and gave up his Malaysian role. Mr Gan has more than 28 years of trading and management experience and has held various positions in Citibank N.A. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Age 52.

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Mr Dennis Tan

Consumer Financial Services Singapore

Mr Dennis Tan was appointed Head of Consumer Financial Services Singapore in November 2012 and Executive Vice President in April 2013.

He oversees OCBC Bank’s consumer banking business in Singapore. Mr Tan joined OCBC Bank in September 2009 as the Head of Branch and Group Premier Banking. Prior to OCBC Bank, he spent 16 years at Citibank Singapore, where he last held the position of Managing Director, Sales and Distribution Head of its Global Consumer Banking division. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business (Honours with Distinction) from Indiana University. Age 49.

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Mr Tan Chor Sen

Global Enterprise Banking – International

Mr Tan Chor Sen was appointed the Head of Global Enterprise Banking – International in 2012.

In addition to overseeing the growth of the emerging business segment in OCBC Bank’s core markets, he is also in charge of developing cross-border capabilities and business within the region, leveraging the OCBC network and partner banks in the key markets. Mr Tan joined OCBC Bank in 2005 as Head of Emerging Business. He serves as a member of the Capital Markets Workgroup under the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Money PAC Advisory Committee under SPRING Singapore and The Inquiry Panel under The Law Society of Singapore. He is a council member of the Singapore-Shandong Business Council and Singapore-Tianjin Economic and Trade Council under IE Singapore. Mr Tan has over 30 years of banking experience where he began his career in Commercial Banking, with postings in Consumer Banking. He later held several positions in Corporate and Offshore Banking. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and is an IBF Fellow (Corporate Banking). Age 54.  

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Mr Jason Ho

Group Human Resources

Mr Jason Ho joined OCBC Bank in January 2013 as Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Liability Management.

Human Resources in July 2015, following his appointment as Deputy Head, effective January 2015. He has more than 30 years of banking experience and has held senior level positions at KBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Volvo Group Treasury Asia Limited. Mr Ho holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He also serves as a Director of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals and is a member of the HR Sectoral Tripartite Committee. Age 55.

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Mr Lim Khiang Tong

Group Operations and Technology

Mr Lim Khiang Tong joined OCBC Bank in September 2000 and took on the role of Head of IT Management in January 2002.

He was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Group Information Technology in December 2007. In May 2010, he assumed the role of Head of Group Operations and Technology. He has more than 27 years of management experience in strategic technology development, information technology and banking operations. This includes driving regional processing operations, strategic technology initiatives and project management. Since August 2016, he has also assumed oversight of the bank’s Quality & Service Excellence and Group Property Management divisions. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Economics) from the National University of Singapore. Age 57.

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Ms Goh Chin Yee

Group Audit

Ms Goh Chin Yee was appointed Head of Group Audit in March 2013 and Executive Vice President in April 2014.

She oversees the full spectrum of internal audit activities for OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries. She reports directly to the Audit Committee and administratively to the Group CEO. Prior to this appointment, Ms Goh was the Head of Business Management Unit in OCBC Bank’s Global Treasury division. She has more than 29 years of experience in banking and has held responsibilities across various areas including strategic management, investment research, fund management, finance, risk management and treasury business management. Ms Goh holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Age 53.

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Ms Loretta Yuen

Group Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Ms Loretta Yuen was appointed General Counsel and Head of Group Legal and Regulatory Compliance in September 2010 and Executive Vice President in June 2015.

She oversees the full spectrum of legal and regulatory risks, including anti-money laundering, across OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries, and provides advice on regulatory risks and legal issues involved in decisions to management, so that management can make informed strategic choices within an acceptable legal and regulatory risk profile. Ms Yuen has over 17 years of legal and regulatory experience in banking and finance. She graduated with Second Class Honours in Law from the National University of Singapore and is an IBF Distinguished Fellow. Age 43.

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Mr Peter Yeoh

Group Secretariat

Mr Peter Yeoh joined OCBC Bank in January 1984.

Since joining the Bank, he has held responsibilities in finance, accounting, management information services and strategic projects. He was appointed Company Secretary in August 2002, a role that includes responsibilities for corporate governance and board affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, and he is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Age 63.

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Mr Vincent Soh

Group Property Management

Mr Vincent Soh was appointed Head, Group Property Management, and Managing Director of OCBC Property Services Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCBC Bank, in June 2004.

He is responsible for managing the Group’s real estate portfolio. He has held senior-level positions in the public and private sectors. Mr Soh holds a Master of Science (Property & Maintenance Management) and Master of Public Policy, both from the National University of Singapore. He is also an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom. Age 61.

 

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Mr Melvyn Low

Global Transaction Banking

An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Mr Low has held senior positions in sales and product management, transaction services, cash management, trade, and securities and fund services, including spending 18 years with Citibank N.A., where he was the ASEAN Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions.

Mr Low also served as Director of the Singapore Clearing House Association from 2010 to 2013, where he was a key contributor to the G3 (Fast and Secure Transfers or FAST) platform.  In conjunction with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, he developed the world's first full-credit course on transaction banking for undergraduates in 2012. Mr Low is an IBF Distinguished Fellow and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, Canada.  Age: 51

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Ms Koh Ching Ching

Group Corporate Communications

Ms Koh Ching Ching was appointed Head of Group Corporate Communications in November 2004 and Executive Vice President in March 2012.

She leads OCBC Bank’s group communications initiatives with the media, employees, customers, shareholders and the general public. Prior to her role in corporate communications, she led OCBC Bank’s franchise expansion efforts in trade finance in Malaysia. Before this, Ms Koh had 16 years of corporate and retail banking experience, having held various senior customer and product positions in local and foreign financial institutions. She graduated with First Class Honours in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. Age 49.

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