Leaders

Management Team

Mr Samuel N. Tsien

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Samuel N. 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Age 62.

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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 57.

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Mr Darren Tan Siew Peng

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. Mr Tan graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore. Age 46.

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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 54.

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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 sub-committee 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 54.

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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 on Great Eastern Group’s Asset and Liability Committee and the Goverment 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 Singapore Institute of Directors. Age 54.

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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’ (“FICS”) Corporate Banking Working Group.

Ms Lam holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is an IBF Fellow (Corporate Banking). Age 45.

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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 26 years of management experience in strategic technology development, information technology and banking operations. This includes driving the 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 Services divisions. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Economics) from the National University of Singapore. Age 56.

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Mr Jason Ho Poh Wah

Group Human Resources

Mr Jason Ho joined OCBC Bank in January 2013 as Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Liability Management. He assumed the role of Head of Group Human Resources in July 2015, following his appointment as Deputy Head, effective January 2015.

He has 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 Australia’s Macquarie University. He also serves as a Director of The Institute of HR Professionals and is a member of the HR Sectoral Tripartite Committee and IBF Future-Enabled Skills Workgroup. Age 54.

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The members of the Strategy & Capital Committee are also members of OCBC Bank’s Management Committee. 

 

Other Management Committee Members

 

Mr Gan Kok Kim

Global Investment Banking - Global Treasury and Investment Banking

 

Ms Goh Chin Yee

Group Audit

 

Mr Ong Eng Bin

Chief Executive Officer, OCBC Malaysia

 

Mr Bahren Shaari

Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Singapore

 

Ms Kng Hwee Tin

Chief Executive Officer, OCBC Wing Hang China

 

Ms Koh Ching Ching

Group Corporate Communications

 

Mr Na Wu Beng

Chief Executive Officer, OCBC Wing Hang Bank

 

Mr Neo Bock Cheng

Global Transaction Banking

 

Mr Vincent Soh

Group Property Management

 

Ms Parwati Surjaudaja

President Director and CEO, Bank OCBC NISP

 

Mr Dennis Tan

Consumer Financial Services Singapore 

 

 Mr Tan Chor Sen

Global Enterprise Banking - International

 

Mr Tan Wing Ming

Regional General Manager for North East Asia

 

Mrs Teng Soon Lang

Group Quality & Service Excellence

 

Mr Peter Yeoh

Group Secretariat

 

Ms Loretta Yuen

Group Legal and Regulatory Compliance


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