Charting the course

Mr Koh Beng Seng

Non-Executive and Lead Independent Director

Mr Koh Beng Seng

Mr Koh was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2019 and elected as a Director on 18 May 2020. He has extensive experience in the financial services sector and is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Octagon Advisors Pte Ltd and serves as Board 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.

Mr Koh will be seeking re-election at the Bank’s 2022 Annual General Meeting.

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

Directorships and Principal Commitments/Appointments for the past 5 years
  • Hon Sui Sen Endowment CLG Ltd, Board Director
  • Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, Board Director
  • United Engineers Ltd, Board Director

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