Charting the course
Ms Helen Wong
Executive and Non-Independent Director
Ms Helen Wong was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of OCBC on 15 April 2021 and Executive Director on 7 February 2023. She is also Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China), a Board Commissioner of Bank OCBC NISP and a Director of Bank of Singapore, Great Eastern Holdings, OCBC Malaysia, OCBC Hong Kong and the Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund. Ms Wong is currently a council member of the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) Singapore. She also serves as a Board member at Enterprise Singapore (ESG), and as a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Financial Centre Advisory Panel, MAS Payments Council and MAS Financial Sector Tripartite Committee.
Ms Wong joined OCBC in February 2020 as Deputy President and Head of Global Wholesale Banking. She has 40 years of banking experience, having started out as a Management Trainee in OCBC 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, 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 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.