Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr Samuel N. Tsien 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 35 years of banking experience. In 2006, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of China Construction Bank (Asia) when it 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. He served as Bank of America’s Head of Asia Credit Risk Management for the commercial and retail banking group before that. Mr Tsien is Chairman of OCBC Bank (China) Ltd and a Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk. He also serves as a Director of Mapletree Commercial Trust Management Ltd and several companies in the OCBC Group, including Great Eastern Holdings Ltd, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad and Bank of Singapore. Mr Tsien holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Age 58.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Ching Wei Hong was appointed Chief Operating Officer on 15 April 2012.
In addition to Global Consumer Financial Services which he has oversight of since May 2010, he is responsible for the Group Operations & Technology, Group Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Group Corporate Communications, Group Customer Experience, Group Quality & Service Excellence and OCBC Property Services functions of the Bank. Mr Ching is also Chairman of Bank of Singapore, OCBC Securities and Lion Global Investors. As Head of Global Consumer Financial Services, he is responsible for building our consumer banking business in our key markets and expanding our wealth management franchise. 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 27 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 53.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Darren Tan Siew Peng was appointed Executive Vice President and OCBC Bank’s Chief Financial Officer in December 2011.
As CFO, he oversees financial, regulatory and management accounting, capital management, corporate 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 Chief Financial Officer 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 graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Age 42.
Global Commercial Banking
Mr Linus Goh Ti Liang was appointed Executive Vice President in April 2004 when he joined OCBC Bank as Head of International.
In April 2012, he was appointed Head of Global Commercial Banking where he has global responsibility for the bank's commercial and institutional banking businesses. In addition to enterprise banking and financial institutions, which he has managed since August 2008, Mr Goh assumed oversight for the bank's transaction banking business. Mr Goh has over 26 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) with Honors from the National University of Singapore. Age 50.
Group Risk Management
Mr Gilbert Kohnke was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Group Risk Management in September 2005.
As Chief Risk Officer, he covers the full spectrum of risk, including Credit, Information Security, Liquidity, Market and Operational risk management. Jointly reporting to both the Chief Executive Officer and the Board Risk Management Committee of OCBC Bank, he has been leading the change in redefining the risk management approaches used by OCBC Bank in a Basel II and post Global Financial Crisis Basel III world. He has over 24 years of banking experience. Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he was Head of Risk Management for Asia at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), and subsequently, Head of European Portfolio Management of CIBC based in London. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Windsor, Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. Age 54.
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 and seven other overseas centres. Since February 2012, he also has additional responsibility of overseeing the Bank’s Global Investment Banking. Mr Lam has more than 26 years of banking and investment management experience covering global fund management, global markets sales & trading and Asian financial market businesses. He has held various senior management positions in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, Citibank N.A. and Temasek Holdings. Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he was managing director of Asia Financial Holdings, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Age 50.
Global Corporate Banking
Mr George Lee Lap Wah was appointed Executive Vice President in August 2005 and is currently Head of Global Corporate Banking.
Before assuming this role, he was Head of Group Investment Banking from 2002. Mr Lee has more than 34 years of banking experience and has held senior level positions in Credit Suisse First Boston, Credit Suisse Singapore and Security Pacific National Bank. Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours from the University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Age 60.
Group Operations and Technology
Mr Lim Khiang Tong joined OCBC Bank in September 2000 as Chief Technology Officer of finatiQ.com and was transferred to OCBC Bank, assuming the role of Head of IT Management in January 2002.
He was appointed Executive Vice President in December 2007 and Head of Group Operations and Technology in May 2010. He oversees OCBC Bank’s regional processing centres and technology operations, driving for productivity gains and lower unit costs by instilling a quality culture and leveraging on the synergy from cross border processing hubs in Singapore and Malaysia. Mr Lim has more than 23 years of information technology experience, including regional infrastructure implementation, service management, technology strategy development, project management and systems support. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Economics) from the National University of Singapore. Age 52.
Group Human Resources
Ms Cynthia Tan Guan Hiang was appointed Executive Vice President in April 2005.
Being Head of Group Human Resources, she is responsible for the management as well as training and development of our human capital. Ms Tan has over 27 years of experience in this field, having held senior level positions in DFS Ventures, Mentor Graphics, Apple Computer and National Semiconductor.
She was also a former lecturer in Business Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hull, UK. Age 61.
The members of the Strategy & Capital Committee are also members of OCBC Bank’s Management Committee.
Other Management Committee Members
Mr Jeffrey Chew
Director and CEO, OCBC Bank Malaysia
Mr Gan Kok Kim
Global Investment Banking - Global Treasury and Investment Banking
Ms Goh Chin Yee
Mr Renato de Guzman
Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Singapore
Ms Kng Hwee Tin
CEO, OCBC Bank China
Ms Koh Ching Ching
Group Corporate Communications
Mr Denis Malone
Group Operations – Group Operations & Technology
Mr Na Wu Beng
Deputy President Director, OCBC NISP
Mr Neo Bock Cheng
Global Transaction Banking
Mr Vincent Soh
Group Property Management
Mr Dennis Tan
Consumer Financial Services Singapore & Group Premier Banking – Global Consumer Financial Services
Mrs Teng Soon Lang
Group Quality & Service Excellence
Mr Peter Yeoh
Ms Loretta YuenGroup Legal and Regulatory Compliance