Charting the course

Board of Directors

Mr Ooi Sang Kuang

Mr Ooi Sang Kuang

Chairman
Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Ooi was first appointed to the Board on 21 February 2012 and last re-elected as a Director on 30 April 2018. He assumed the role of Chairman on 1 September 2014. He 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.

Age: 72


Other Directorships and Principal Commitments/Appointments (as at 17 March 2020)

  • OCBC Management Services Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • OCBC Wing Hang Bank Ltd, Board Director
  • Xeraya Capital Labuan Ltd, Board Chairman
  • Xeraya Capital Sendirian Berhad, Board Chairman
  • Target Value Fund, Director

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours), University of Malaya
  • Master of Arts (Development Finance), Boston University, USA
  • Fellow Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

Mr Chua Kim Chiu

Mr Chua Kim Chiu

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Chua was appointed to the Board on 20 September 2017 and elected as a Director on 30 April 2018. He is a chartered accountant and currently holds the position of Professor (Practice) in Accounting, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. He had a long and distinguished career in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore where he served as a partner from 1990, headed the banking and capital markets group as well as the China desk, and was appointed a member of the firm’s leadership team in 2005. He retired in 2012, but was retained as senior advisor for PwC Hong Kong until June 2016 when he left to join NUS.

Age: 65


Other Directorships and Appointments
  • Department of Accounting | NUS Business School | National University of Singapore, Employee
  • Executive Committee, Chairman
  • Practice/ Education Faculty Search Committee | Financial Reporting Committee, Chairman
  • National University Health System Pte Ltd | Audit and Risk Committee, Member
  • NUS Business School | Executive Education Advisory Board, Member

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with Honours, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Nanyang Technological University (formerly Nanyang University), Singapore
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant, United Kingdom

Mr Koh Beng Seng

Mr Koh Beng Seng

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Koh was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2019. He has extensive experience in the financial services sector and is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Octagon Advisors Pte Ltd and serves as Chairman of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd and its principal insurance subsidiaries. He served 24 years with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where his last appointment was Deputy Managing Director, Banking and Financial Institution Group. After leaving MAS in 1998, he held key positions in many notable organisations.

Age: 70


Other Directorships and Principal Commitments/Appointments
  • Octagon Advisors Pte Ltd, Chief Executive Officer
  • Great Eastern General Insurance Ltd, Board Chairman
  • Great Eastern Holdings Ltd*, Board Chairman
  • The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Ltd, Board Chairman
  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd, Board Director
  • BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd*, Board Director
  • China Banking Association in China, Expert Committee, Member
  • Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship Council, Member
  • Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University in China, International Advisory Board, Member

* Listed companies

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours), Nanyang Technological University (formerly Nanyang University), Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, USA

Dr Lee Tih Shih

Dr Lee Tih Shih

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Dr Lee was first appointed to the Board on 4 April 2003 and last re-elected as a Director on 28 April 2017. 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 from 1993 to 1998 and the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 1998 to 2000.

Age: 56


Other Directorships and Appointments
  • Lee Foundation, Singapore, Board Director
  • Selat (Pte) Ltd, Board Director
  • Singapore Investments (Pte) Ltd, Board Director
  • Duke-NUS Medical School (Singapore), Employee

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • MBA with Distinction, Imperial College, London
  • MD and PhD, Yale University, New Haven
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Ms Christina Ong

Ms Christina Ong

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Ms Ong was first appointed to the Board on 15 February 2016 and last re-elected as a Director on 29 April 2019. She is presently Senior Partner and Chairman of Allen & Gledhill LLP as well as the Co-Head of its Financial Services Department. Ms Ong is a lawyer and has been in Allen & Gledhill since 1987. She provides corporate and corporate regulatory and compliance advice, particularly to listed companies. Her areas of practice include banking, securities offerings, securities regulations, investment funds, capital markets, and corporate finance.

Age: 68


Other Directorships and Appointments
  • Allen & Gledhill LLP, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner
  • Allen & Gledhill Regulatory & Compliance Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • Eastern Development Holdings Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • Eastern Development Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • Epimetheus Ltd, Board Director
  • SIA Engineering Company Ltd*, Board Director
  • Singapore Telecommunications Ltd*, Board Director
  • Trailblazer Foundation Ltd, Board Director
  • Catalist Advisory Panel, Member
  • Singapore Tourism Board, Board Member
  • The Stephen A Schwarzman Scholars Trust, Trustee

*Listed companies

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Second Upper Class Honours), University of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, International Bar Association

Mr Quah Wee Ghee

Mr Quah Wee Ghee

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Quah was first appointed to the Board on 9 January 2012 and last re-elected as a Director on 29 April 2019. He began his career at IBM and in 1987, joined the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), where he last held the position of President of Public Markets. He also served as a Director of GIC and was the Managing Director and President of GIC Asset Management Pte Ltd from 2007 to 2011.

Age: 59


Other Directorships and Appointments

  • Avanda LLP Singapore, Partner/ Managing Member
  • Avanda Investment Management Pte Ltd, Executive Director
  • Bank of Singapore Ltd, Board Director
  • Cypress Holdings Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • Grand Alpine Enterprise Ltd, Board Director
  • Great Eastern General Insurance Ltd, Board Director
  • The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd, Board Director
  • MOH Holdings Pte Ltd | Investment and Evaluation Committee, Chairman
  • Wah Hin & Company (Pte) Ltd | Investment Committee, Advisor

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), National University of Singapore
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Alumni Member of the Stanford Graduate Business School

Mr Pramukti Surjaudaja

Mr Pramukti Surjaudaja

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Pramukti was first appointed to the Board on 1 June 2005 and last re-elected as a Director on 30 April 2018. He has been with PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk for 32 years, holding key positions, including President Director, and is presently President Commissioner of the bank.

Age: 57


Other Directorships and Appointments

  • PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk*, Board President Commissioner
  • PT Bio Laborindo Makmur Sejahtera, Board Commissioner
  • Indonesian Overseas Alumni | Board of Supervisors, Deputy Chairman
  • Insead, Southeast Asia, Council Member
  • Karya Salemba Empat Foundation | Board of Trustees, Member
  • Parahyangan Catholic University | Board of Advisors, Member

*Listed company

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Finance & Banking), San Francisco State University
  • Master of Business Administration (Banking), Golden Gate University, San Francisco
  • Participant in Special Programs in International Relations, International University of Japan

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Tan was first appointed to the Board on 2 September 2013 and last re-elected as a Director on 29 April 2019. He had a long career of 37 years as a banker. He spent 20 years in Citibank NA 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.

Age: 74


Other Directorships and Appointments

  • OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Board Chairman
  • OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad, Board Chairman
  • China Fishery Group Ltd*, Board Director
  • Mapletree India China Fund Ltd | Investment Committee, Chairman

*Listed company

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia

Ms Tan Yen Yen

Ms Tan Yen Yen

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Ms Tan was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2020. She is presently the President (Asia Pacific) of Vodafone Enterprise Singapore Pte Ltd (1). She is also Chairman of the Singapore Science Centre and a Director of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, among other appointments. Her past experiences included IT and IT-related positions in SAS Institute Inc, Oracle Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Singapore, and she has played an active role in Singapore’s infocomm industry.

Age: 54


Other Directorships and Principal Commitments/Appointments

  • Vodafone Enterprise Singapore Pte Ltd, Employee (1)
  • Key subsidiaries of Vodafone in Asia Pacific, Board Director (1)
  • ams AG*, Board Director
  • Galboss Asia Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • Singapore Press Holdings Ltd*, Board Director
  • XY Maxwell Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (High Performance Sports)
  • SpexBusiness Network Advisory Board, Chairman
  • Singapore Science Centre, Chairman
  • TNF Ventures Pte Ltd, Advisor Mentor
  • National University of Singapore (School of Computing), Board of Advisors, Member

* Listed companies
(1) Directorships and principal commitments/appointments ceased on 1 April 2020

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Executive MBA, Helsinki School of Economics Executive Education
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), National University of Singapore

Mr Samuel N. Tsien

Mr Samuel N. Tsien

Group Chief Executive Officer
Executive and Non-Independent Director

Mr Tsien was first appointed to the Board on 13 February 2014 and last re-elected as a Director on 29 April 2019. 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 42 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.

Age: 65


Other Directorships and Appointments

  • OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Ltd, Board Chairman
  • PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk*, Board Commissioner
  • Bank of Singapore Ltd, Board Director
  • Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund, Board Director
  • Great Eastern Holdings Ltd*, Board Director
  • Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Board Director
  • OCBC Overseas Investments Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • OCBC Wing Hang Bank Ltd, Board Director
  • Association of Banks in Singapore, Vice Chairman
  • Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of Standards Committee
  • Advisory Board of the Asian Financial Leaders Programme, Member
  • Financial Sector Tripartite Committee, Member
  • MAS Financial Centre Advisory Panel, Member and Chairman of the China Workgroup
  • MAS Payments Council, Member

*Listed companies

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Mr Wee Joo Yeow

Mr Wee Joo Yeow

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr Wee was first appointed to the Board on 2 January 2014 and last re-elected as a Director on 28 April 2017. 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).

Age: 72


Other Directorships and Appointments
  • Frasers Property Ltd*, Board Director
  • Great Eastern Holdings Ltd*, Board Director
  • WJY Holdings Pte Ltd, Board Director
  • WTT Investments Pte Ltd, Board Director

*Listed companies

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), University of Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration, New York University, USA
Board Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee comprises:
  • Mr Ooi Sang Kuang (Chairman)
  • Dr Lee Tih Shih
  • Mr Quah Wee Ghee
  • Mr Tan Ngiap Joo
  • Mr Samuel N. Tsien
  • Mr Wee Joo Yeow
A majority of the Committee, i.e. Mr Ooi Sang Kuang, Mr Quah Wee Ghee, Mr Tan Ngiap Joo and Mr Wee Joo Yeow, are independent Directors.

The Committee has written terms of reference that describe the responsibilities of its members.

The Executive Committee oversees – within the parameters delegated by the Board – the management of the business and affairs of the Bank and the Group. It reviews the Bank’s policies, principles, strategies, values, objectives and performance targets. These include investment and divestment policies. It also endorses such other matters and initiates such special reviews and actions as are appropriate for the prudent management of the Bank.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee comprises:
  • Mr Wee Joo Yeow (Chairman)
  • Mr Ooi Sang Kuang
  • Ms Christina Ong
  • Mr Pramukti Surjaudaja
  • Mr Tan Ngiap Joo
A majority of the Committee, i.e. Mr Wee Joo Yeow, Mr Ooi Sang Kuang, Ms Christina Ong and Mr Tan Ngiap Joo, are independent Directors.

The Committee has written terms of reference that describe the responsibilities of its members.

The Nominating Committee plays a vital role in reinforcing the principles of transparency and meritocracy at the Bank. It plans for board succession and ensures that only the most competent individuals capable of contributing to the success of the organisation are appointed. This includes reviewing all nominations for the appointment, election or reelection – as well as resignations – of Directors of the Bank and members of the Executive Committee, Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee. The Nominating Committee is also charged with determining annually whether or not a Director is independent, capable of carrying out the relevant duties and qualified to remain in office. In addition, it reviews nominations for and dismissals or resignations of senior management positions in the Bank, including the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Information Officer (Head, Group Operations and Technology). It makes recommendations to the Board on all such appointments, including the compensation package for offer of employment, promotion and cessation of employment. The Nominating Committee reviews obligations arising in the event of the termination of the contracts of service of executive Directors and senior management, to ensure such contracts contain fair and reasonable termination clauses.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee comprises:
  • Mr Chua Kim Chiu (Chairman)
  • Mr Ooi Sang Kuang
  • Mr Tan Ngiap Joo
  • Ms Tan Yen Yen
All the Committee members are independent Directors. Three members, including the Chairman, have recent and relevant accounting or related financial management expertise or experience. The members have not been partners or directors of KPMG LLP, the external auditors for the financial year 2019, and none of them hold any financial interest in KPMG LLP.

The Audit Committee performs the functions specified in the Companies Act, the Code, the SGX-ST Listing Manual and MAS’ corporate governance regulations and guidelines.

The Committee has written terms of reference that describe the responsibilities of its members. The Board approves the terms of reference of the Audit Committee. The Committee may meet at any time and no fewer than four times a year. It has full access to and co-operation from management, and has the discretion to invite any Director and executive officer to attend its meetings.It has explicit authority to investigate any matter within its terms of reference.

In addition to the review of the Group Financial Statements, the Audit Committee reviews and evaluates with the external auditors internal auditors, the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal controls including financial, operational, compliance and information technology controls, and risk management policies and systems. It reviews the scope and results of the audits, the costeffectiveness of the audits and the independence and objectivity of the external auditors and internal auditors. When the external auditors provide non-audit services to the Bank, the Committee keeps the nature, extent and costs of such services under review. This is to balance the objectivity of the external auditors against their ability to provide value-for-money services. The Audit Committee members keep abreast of changes to accounting standards and issues which have a direct impact on financial statements through briefings provided by internal or external subject matter experts. The Audit Committee also reviews significant financial reporting issues and judgements to ensure the integrity of the financial statements. The Committee reviews announcements relating to financial performance.

The Audit Committee is also responsible for the review of the Bank’s whistleblowing policy as well as any concerns, including anonymous complaints, which staff may in confidence raise about possible improprieties in matters of financial reporting or other matters. The Committee will ensure such concerns are independently investigated and followed up on. If it is found that there has been fraud, appropriate remedial action will be taken and the Audit Committee updated regularly on its status. The whistleblower’s interests will be safeguarded at all times, including a right to appeal to the Audit Committee if reprisals are taken against him.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee comprises:
  • Mr Tan Ngiap Joo (Chairman)
  • Mr Ooi Sang Kuang
  • Mr Koh Beng Seng
  • Ms Christina Ong
  • Ms Tan Yen Yen
  • Mr Wee Joo Yeow
A majority of the Committee, i.e. Mr Tan Ngiap Joo, Mr Ooi Sang Kuang, Ms Christina Ong, Ms Tan Yen Yen and Mr Wee Joo Yeow, are independent Directors.

The Committee has written terms of reference that describe the responsibilities of its members.

The Remuneration Committee recommends to the Board a framework for determining the remuneration of executive officers, and reviews the remuneration practices to ensure that they are aligned with the approved framework. It is empowered to review the human resource management policies and the policies governing the compensation of executive officers of the Bank and its subsidiaries, as well as the remuneration of senior executives and Directors. In addition, the Remuneration Committee administers the various employee share ownership schemes. In its deliberations, the Remuneration Committee takes into account remuneration principles, practices and standards that may be specified by MAS from time to time.

Risk Management Committee

The Risk Management Committee, which supports the Board in performing its risk oversight responsibilities, comprises:
  • Mr Koh Beng Seng (Chairman)
  • Mr Ooi Sang Kuang
  • Mr Chua Kim Chiu
  • Mr Samuel N. Tsien
  • Mr Wee Joo Yeow
All the Committee members, except Mr Samuel N. Tsien, are non-executive Directors. Members of the Committee have relevant technical financial understanding in risk disciplines or business experience. Mr Ooi Sang Kuang and Mr Chua Kim Chiu also serve on the Audit Committee. The common membership helps to facilitate communication and foster the sharing of information and knowledge between the two committees.

The Committee has written terms of reference that describe the responsibilities of its members.

The Committee reviews the overall risk management philosophy, guidelines and major policies for effective risk management, including the risk profile, risk tolerance level and risk strategy. The Committee reviews the scope, effectiveness and objectivity of Group Risk Management and the risk reports that monitor and control risk exposures. It also oversees the establishment and operation of an independent risk management system for identifying, measuring, monitoring, controlling and reporting risks on an enterprise-wide basis, including ensuring the adequacy of risk management practices for material risks. The Chief Risk Officer has a direct reporting line to the Committee as well as to the CEO.

Activities performed by Risk Management Committee are also described under the section on Risk Management in the annual report.

Ethics and Conduct Committee

The Ethics and Conduct Committee was established in January 2019 to support the Board in overseeing ethics and conduct within the Bank. The Committee comprises:
  • Mr Ooi Sang Kuang (Chairman)
  • Dr Lee Tih Shih
  • Ms Christina Ong
  • Mr Pramukti Surjaudaja
All the Committee members are non-executive Directors.

The Committee has written terms of reference that describe the responsibilities of its members.

The Committee reviews and assesses the state and implementation of ethics and conduct programs and initiatives, including matters relating to fair dealing with customers, to ensure proper behavior within the Bank in respect of ethics and conduct.  It also reviews policies and guidelines pertaining to ethics and conduct to ensure they are relevant and up to date, and reviews communications to stakeholders on ethics and conduct and their effectiveness with regard to the reputation of the Bank.  The Committee supports a strong and responsible organisation culture firmly founded on the Bank’s core values.
Management Team

Mr Samuel N. Tsien

Mr Samuel N. Tsien

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Tsien was first appointed to the Board on 13 February 2014 and last re-elected as a Director on 29 April 2019. 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 42 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.

Mr Ching Wei Hong

Mr Ching Wei Hong

Deputy President

Mr Ching Wei Hong was appointed Deputy President on 9 January 2020 and was previously the Chief Operating Officer from April 2012. He is also currently the Chairman of Bank of Singapore, OCBC Securities, Network for Electronic Transfers (Singapore) as well as Deputy Chairman of Lion Global Investors.

In his capacity as Deputy President of OCBC Bank, he is responsible for the Global Wealth Management and Consumer Banking Division, focusing on building the OCBC Group’s consumer banking franchise, wealth management, and private banking 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 35 years of experience in regional finance, corporate banking and cash management. Before joining OCBC, he was Director of Corporate Finance, Philips Electronics Asia Pacific. 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.

Ms Helen Wong

Ms Helen Wong

Deputy President

Ms Helen Wong was appointed as Deputy President on 3 February 2020.

As the Head of Global Wholesale Banking, she has global responsibility for all banking relationships with small- and medium-sized enterprises, large corporates and financial institutions; two product groups – cash management and trade under the transaction banking business; as well as the investment banking business. Ms Wong has more than 35 years of banking experience, having started out as a Management Trainee in OCBC Bank and was its first China Desk Manager, based at the Hong Kong Branch. She has vast experience in Greater China, covering a wide range of roles in capital markets, syndicated finance and corporate banking. Before returning to OCBC Bank, Ms Wong spent 27 years at HSBC, where her last role was as its Chief Executive for Greater China, which she was appointed to in 2015. She became the President and CEO of HSBC China based in Shanghai in 2010, and was promoted to be Group General Manager in 2011 to recognise her responsibility for the entire business operations and strategic expansion in China. She also held non-executive directorships at Baoshan Iron & Steel from 2012 to 2015, and at Bank of Communications from 2016 to 2019. Ms Wong holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong.

Mr Darren Tan

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 and advisory, treasury financial control and advisory, 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 serves as a board member of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS Board). He is also a council member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) 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.

Mr Kenneth Lai

Mr Kenneth Lai

Global Treasury

Mr Kenneth Lai was appointed Head of Global Treasury in October 2020.

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. Mr Lai joined OCBC Bank in February 2012 as Head of Global Treasury International. Since 2015, he has also been responsible for the Bank’s Asset and Liability Management (ALM) globally. He was appointed Executive Vice President in May 2019. Mr Lai has over 31 years of experience in different functions across trading, sales and asset liability management and across different countries in Asia. Currently, he serves on the Board of Clearing and Payment Services Pte Ltd (CAPS)and also serves on Great Eastern Group’s Asset/Liability Committee and Investment Committee. He is a member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee, and member of the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore’s Financial Markets Regulatory Practices (FMRP) examination board. Before joining OCBC Bank, he was the Head of Financial Markets at Ta Chong Bank in Taiwan and has held several key appointments with ABN AMRO bank. He started his career at Bankers Trust Company. Mr Lai holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is an IBF Fellow.

Mr Vincent Choo

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.

Mr Linus Goh

Mr Linus Goh

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 investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, Seeds Capital Private Limited. He also sits on 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 and Cost Competitiveness. Mr Goh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) with Honours from the National University of Singapore and is an IBF Distinguished Fellow.

Ms Elaine Lam

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 (IBF) 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).

Mr Na Wu Beng

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. Mr Na assumed the role of Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) in February 2020. 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.

Mr Wang Ke

Mr Wang Ke

CEO, OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Limited

Mr Wang Ke was appointed Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) on 9 December 2019.

He joined OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Limited [previously the OCBC Bank (China) Limited] as Chief Information Officer and Head of IT Department in 2012, and assumed the expanded role as Head of Operations and Technology afterwards. Prior to his current role, Mr Wang was the Regional General Manager of the Pearl River Delta region and was appointed as the Deputy President of OCBC Wing Hang China in March 2015. Mr Wang is conversant with foreign companies’ business models in China and has intimate knowledge of the local market and regulations. As an indispensable member of bank’s top management, he participated in the strategy formulating, led the implementation of many strategic projects and achieved fruitful results. He has over 20 years of international banking working experience spanning a wide spectrum of fields in China, United States and Singapore. Before joining OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Limited, Mr Wang held several senior positions in JPMorgan Chase & Co., McKinsey & Company and United Overseas Bank (China) Limited, where he oversaw the operations, technology and Risk Management and accumulated rich and comprehensive experience in the international financial business management and people engagement. Mr Wang holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Peking University.

Mr Bahren Shaari

Mr Bahren Shaari

CEO, Bank of Singapore

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

Prior to this appointment, he was the Senior Managing Director and Global Market Head of South East Asia. He has more than 30 years of banking experience. Bahren has been a non-executive and independent director of Singapore Press Holdings since April 2012. He is a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers. Bahren was conferred the Public Service Star Medal in 2018 and the Public Service Medal in 2008. Bahren is an IBF Distinguished Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Tan Wing Ming

Mr Tan Wing Ming

Regional General Manager for North East Asia

Mr Tan Wing Ming was appointed Regional General Manager of 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.

Mr Ong Eng Bin

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 and Large Corporates in 2000. Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester.

Ms Parwati Surjaudaja

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 a Deputy President Director from 1997. She was appointed President Director and CEO of the bank at end-2008 and was re-elected in 2011, 2014 and 2017 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.

Mr Gan Kok Kim

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 29 years of trading, investment banking, 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.

Mr Sunny Quek

Mr Sunny Quek

Consumer Financial Services Singapore

Mr Sunny Quek was appointed as Head of Consumer Financial Services, Singapore, on 13 November 2019. 

He joined OCBC Bank in December 2012 as Head of Branch and Premier Banking. In the six years, Mr Quek was responsible for formulating and executing the sales and distribution strategy for the consumer banking branch network in Singapore, and supporting the OCBC Premier Banking network in the region. He made significant contributions to the transformation and growth of the retail banking business and led the OCBC Premier Banking business to become a leader in the affluent segment space. In 2018, he spearheaded the transformation of the OCBC Premier Private Client segment to launch an Accredited Investor (AI) platform that offers bespoke wealth solutions to high net worth individuals in Singapore and the region. Mr Quek started his banking career as a trader with Tokai Bank in 1997. He joined Citibank Singapore in 2000 as a Treasury Sales Officer and was appointed Branch Banking Director in 2006. Mr Quek graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Tan Chor Sen

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 key markets. Mr Tan joined OCBC Bank in 2005 as Head of Emerging Business. He is a council member of the Singapore-Shandong Business Council and Singapore-Tianjin Economic and Trade Council under Enterprise 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).

Mr Jason Ho

Mr Jason Ho

Group Human Resources

Mr Jason Ho joined OCBC Bank in January 2013 as 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 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 Industry Transformation Advisory Panel.

Mr Lim Khiang Tong

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 30 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 and Service Excellence and Group Property Management divisions. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Economics) from the National University of Singapore.

Ms Goh Chin Yee

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 has worked in diverse functions in the OCBC Group, covering 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.

Ms Loretta Yuen

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 19 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.

Mr Peter Yeoh

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 is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Vincent Soh

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.

Mr Melvyn Low

Mr Melvyn Low

Global Transaction Banking

Mr Melvyn Low is an industry veteran with more than 26 years of experience and has held senior positions in sales and product management, cash management, trade, and securities services in regional and global banks.

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.

Ms Koh Ching Ching

Ms Koh Ching Ching

Group Brand and Communications

As the Head of Group Brand and Communications, Ms Koh Ching Ching oversees OCBC Bank’s branding and communications initiatives with the media, employees, customers, shareholders and the general public across its core markets. She has been heading the division since November 2004 and was appointed Executive Vice President in March 2012.

Prior to her current role, she led OCBC Bank’s franchise expansion efforts in trade finance in Malaysia. 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.