Charting the course

Mr Tan Chor Sen

CEO Malaysia

Mr Tan Chor Sen

Mr Tan Chor Sen was appointed CEO of OCBC Malaysia on 1 January 2023.

His banking experience began in commercial banking with postings in consumer banking and later several positions in corporate and offshore banking.

Mr Tan joined OCBC in Singapore in 2005 as Head of Emerging Business and led the formation of the unit. During this time, he redefined the Bank’s coverage of small businesses, positioning OCBC as a leading SME bank in Singapore. He was instrumental in expanding the SME business regionally in Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong, introducing new business models, digital solutions and service innovations for SMEs.

In 2012, Mr Tan was appointed Head of International, Global Commercial Banking. In addition to overseeing the growth of the emerging business segment in OCBC’s core markets, he was also responsible for developing cross-border capabilities and business within the region. In the decade under his leadership, he progressively led the Bank’s strategic thrust in capturing the cross-border trade and investment flows within ASEAN countries and with Greater China.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and is an IBF Fellow (Corporate Banking). He is a Council Member of the Association of Banks in Malaysia and the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.