Charting the course of change

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015 and appointed Chairman on 30 March 2018. He spent 20 years in Citibank NA serving in various capacities, including Senior Risk Manager of Citibank Australia covering both Australia and New Zealand and postings overseas prior to joining Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (“OCBC Bank”) in August 1990 where he held senior positions over the years, including Chief Executive of OCBC’s Australia operations, and Head of Group Business Banking.

He was appointed Deputy President in December 2001 and retired in December 2007. He is also a Chairman of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Investment Committee for MASCOT Private Trust, as well as a Director of OCBC, OCBC Management Services Pte Ltd and Gemstone Asset Holdings Pte Ltd. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Australia.


 

Ms Helen Wong Pik Kuen

Ms Helen Wong Pik Kuen

Non-Independent Executive Director

Ms Helen Wong Pik Kuen was appointed to the Board on 15 April 2021. She is Group Chief Executive Officer of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC), Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Ltd and a Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk. She serves on the boards of major OCBC companies, including Great Eastern Holdings Ltd, Bank of Singapore Ltd and OCBC Wing Bank Ltd. She joined OCBC in February 2020 as Deputy President and Head of Global Wholesale Banking. Her directorships outside of OCBC are in Enterprise Singapore and The Institute of International Finance, USA.

Ms Wong has more than 37 years of banking experience, starting 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 HSB China based in Shanghai in 2010 and was promoted to 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.


 

Mr Tong Hon Keong

Mr Tong Hon Keong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Tong Hon Keong was appointed to the Board on 21 July 2014. He built his career at Maybank over a span of 30 years, with functional responsibilities covering Planning, Information Systems, Central Operations and Management Information Services. He holds a Bachelor of Economic (Hons.) from University of Malaya.


 

Ms Janet Yap Seong Yong

Ms Janet Yap Seong Yong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Janet Yap Seong Yong was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2019. She was the Technology Managing Director and Corporate Social Responsibility Lead of Accenture Malaysia and has more than 32 years of experience in technology and management information consultancy covering various industries and geographies. They include Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, where she carved her niche in systems implementation and SAP consulting. From the time of her retirement from Accenture until June 2021 she was Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Research Malaysia. She is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of World Vision Malaysia and a Director of PW PAC Sdn Bhd.

Ms Yap holds a Bachelor of Arts with Double Majors in Computing & Information Science and Economics from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.


 

Mr George Lee Lap Wah

Mr George Lee Lap Wah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr George Lee Lap Wah was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2021. An experienced banker with extensive knowledge of the Malaysian market, he was an advisor to the CEO and Management Committee of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad from April 2016 to July 2017. Mr Lee served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Banking at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC) from February 2012 until his retirement in April 2016. Prior to this, since 2002, he was Executive Vice President and Head of Group Investment Banking of OCBC. Mr Lee started his career as a Finance Officer in the Group Treasury Department of Keppel Shipyard in 1978 and joined Marine Midland Bank in 1982 as Assistant Vice President. Subsequently, Mr Lee held managerial positions at various merchant banking units based in Singapore. In 1989, he was appointed Country Manager of Security Pacific Bank. In 1993, he joined Credit Suisse Singapore as Head of Corporate Banking for South East Asia and left as Director, Corporate Leading of Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998 before joining OCBC.

Mr Lee is an independent Director of RE&S Holdings Ltd, Wearnes Starchase Ltd and Bumitama Agri Ltd. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1987 and currently sits on the advisory panel of CFA Singapore. He is also a member of the SGX Disciplinary Committee and MAS Finance Scholarship Selection Committee. Mr Lee obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1976.


 

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015 and appointed Chairman on 30 March 2018. He spent 20 years in Citibank NA serving in various capacities, including Senior Risk Manager of Citibank Australia covering both Australia and New Zealand and postings overseas prior to joining Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (“OCBC Bank”) in August 1990 where he held senior positions over the years, including Chief Executive of OCBC’s Australia operations, and Head of Group Business Banking.

He was appointed Deputy President in December 2001 and retired in December 2007. He is also a Chairman of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Investment Committee for MASCOT Private Trust, as well as a Director of OCBC, OCBC Management Services Pte Ltd and Gemstone Asset Holdings Pte Ltd. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Australia.


 

Mr Ng Hon Soon

Mr Ng Hon Soon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Ng Hon Soon was appointed to the Board on 16 July 2014 as a Non-independent Non-executive Director and later redesignated as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 November 2014.

He worked at Bank Negara Malaysia for 10 years before becoming part of the research team of Nomura Advisory Services in 1994. He joined Pacific Bank Berhad in 1995 where he held several key positions, and was later appointed to head PacificMas Berhad (renamed from Pacific Bank Berhad, following the sale of its banking business) as its General Manager in 2001. He was seconded by PacificMas Berhad to Pacific Insurance Berhad as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 2002 to 2003, and later appointed CEO of PacificMas Berhad in 2004, a position he held until 2012.

Mr Ng is currently also a Director of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad, Pac Lease Berhad, and Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Technology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.


 

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng was appointed to the Board as a Non-independent Non-executive Director on 15 May 2017, and later redesignated as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 May 2019. On 18 February 2022, he was appointed as Director of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) as well. He has over 38 years of regional and country experience in the banking and insurance industries. Mr Lee served in OCBC Bank from 1999 to 2010 as Senior Executive Vice President with responsibility for its global consumer banking business. He then served Executive Chairman of Banking Clearing System Information System Pte Ltd from 2010 to 2011. Subsequently, Mr Lee served at Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd as Group Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer, and was also concurrently the President Commissioner of Great Eastern Life Indonesia and Chairman of Great Eastern Vietnam. He is currently an Independent Director of Nordic Group Ltd, a listed company in Singapore. Mr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Economics) degree from University of Singapore and has also attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.


 

Encik Ismail Bin Alowi

Encik Ismail Bin Alowi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Ismail Alowi was appointed to the Board on 15 May 2017. He started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1976, where he held various positions in roles involving public finance, balance of payments, monetary and exchange rate policies, macroeconomic management, regional and international co-operation, and regional and multilateral trade negotiations. During this time, he acquired extensive experience in policy making and implementation. In November 2002, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an Alternate Executive Director in the IMF Executive Board until October 2004 when he returned to BNM where he served as Director of the International Department until his retirement in 2009. Encik Ismail graduated with a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from University of Malaya and holds a Master of Arts in Development Economics from Boston University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.


 
Risk Management Committee

Ms Janet Yap Seong Yong

Ms Janet Yap Seong Yong

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015 and appointed Chairman on 30 March 2018. He spent 20 years in Citibank NA serving in various capacities, including Senior Risk Manager of Citibank Australia covering both Australia and New Zealand and postings overseas prior to joining Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (“OCBC Bank”) in August 1990 where he held senior positions over the years, including Chief Executive of OCBC’s Australia operations, and Head of Group Business Banking.

He was appointed Deputy President in December 2001 and retired in December 2007. He is also a Chairman of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Investment Committee for MASCOT Private Trust, as well as a Director of OCBC, OCBC Management Services Pte Ltd and Gemstone Asset Holdings Pte Ltd. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Australia.


 
Nominating & Remuneration Committee

Ms Janet Yap Seong Yong

Ms Janet Yap Seong Yong

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Tan Ngiap Joo was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015 and appointed Chairman on 30 March 2018. He spent 20 years in Citibank NA serving in various capacities, including Senior Risk Manager of Citibank Australia covering both Australia and New Zealand and postings overseas prior to joining Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (“OCBC Bank”) in August 1990 where he held senior positions over the years, including Chief Executive of OCBC’s Australia operations, and Head of Group Business Banking.

He was appointed Deputy President in December 2001 and retired in December 2007. He is also a Chairman of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Investment Committee for MASCOT Private Trust, as well as a Director of OCBC, OCBC Management Services Pte Ltd and Gemstone Asset Holdings Pte Ltd. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Australia.


 
Board Audit Committee

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng was appointed to the Board as a Non-independent Non-executive Director on 15 May 2017, and later redesignated as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 May 2019. On 18 February 2022, he was appointed as Director of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) as well. He has over 38 years of regional and country experience in the banking and insurance industries. Mr Lee served in OCBC Bank from 1999 to 2010 as Senior Executive Vice President with responsibility for its global consumer banking business. He then served Executive Chairman of Banking Clearing System Information System Pte Ltd from 2010 to 2011. Subsequently, Mr Lee served at Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd as Group Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer, and was also concurrently the President Commissioner of Great Eastern Life Indonesia and Chairman of Great Eastern Vietnam. He is currently an Independent Director of Nordic Group Ltd, a listed company in Singapore. Mr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Economics) degree from University of Singapore and has also attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.


 

Encik Ismail Bin Alowi

Encik Ismail Bin Alowi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Ismail Alowi was appointed to the Board on 15 May 2017. He started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1976, where he held various positions in roles involving public finance, balance of payments, monetary and exchange rate policies, macroeconomic management, regional and international co-operation, and regional and multilateral trade negotiations. During this time, he acquired extensive experience in policy making and implementation. In November 2002, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an Alternate Executive Director in the IMF Executive Board until October 2004 when he returned to BNM where he served as Director of the International Department until his retirement in 2009. Encik Ismail graduated with a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from University of Malaya and holds a Master of Arts in Development Economics from Boston University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.


 

Mr Ng Hon Soon

Mr Ng Hon Soon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Ng Hon Soon was appointed to the Board on 16 July 2014 as a Non-independent Non-executive Director and later redesignated as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 November 2014.

He worked at Bank Negara Malaysia for 10 years before becoming part of the research team of Nomura Advisory Services in 1994. He joined Pacific Bank Berhad in 1995 where he held several key positions, and was later appointed to head PacificMas Berhad (renamed from Pacific Bank Berhad, following the sale of its banking business) as its General Manager in 2001. He was seconded by PacificMas Berhad to Pacific Insurance Berhad as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 2002 to 2003, and later appointed CEO of PacificMas Berhad in 2004, a position he held until 2012.

Mr Ng is currently also a Director of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad, Pac Lease Berhad, and Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Technology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.


 
RIsk Management Committee

Mr Ng Hon Soon

Mr Ng Hon Soon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Ng Hon Soon was appointed to the Board on 16 July 2014 as a Non-independent Non-executive Director and later redesignated as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 November 2014.

He worked at Bank Negara Malaysia for 10 years before becoming part of the research team of Nomura Advisory Services in 1994. He joined Pacific Bank Berhad in 1995 where he held several key positions, and was later appointed to head PacificMas Berhad (renamed from Pacific Bank Berhad, following the sale of its banking business) as its General Manager in 2001. He was seconded by PacificMas Berhad to Pacific Insurance Berhad as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 2002 to 2003, and later appointed CEO of PacificMas Berhad in 2004, a position he held until 2012.

Mr Ng is currently also a Director of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad, Pac Lease Berhad, and Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Technology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.


 

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng was appointed to the Board as a Non-independent Non-executive Director on 15 May 2017, and later redesignated as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 May 2019. On 18 February 2022, he was appointed as Director of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) as well. He has over 38 years of regional and country experience in the banking and insurance industries. Mr Lee served in OCBC Bank from 1999 to 2010 as Senior Executive Vice President with responsibility for its global consumer banking business. He then served Executive Chairman of Banking Clearing System Information System Pte Ltd from 2010 to 2011. Subsequently, Mr Lee served at Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd as Group Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer, and was also concurrently the President Commissioner of Great Eastern Life Indonesia and Chairman of Great Eastern Vietnam. He is currently an Independent Director of Nordic Group Ltd, a listed company in Singapore. Mr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Economics) degree from University of Singapore and has also attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.


 

Encik Ismail Bin Alowi

Encik Ismail Bin Alowi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Ismail Alowi was appointed to the Board on 15 May 2017. He started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1976, where he held various positions in roles involving public finance, balance of payments, monetary and exchange rate policies, macroeconomic management, regional and international co-operation, and regional and multilateral trade negotiations. During this time, he acquired extensive experience in policy making and implementation. In November 2002, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an Alternate Executive Director in the IMF Executive Board until October 2004 when he returned to BNM where he served as Director of the International Department until his retirement in 2009. Encik Ismail graduated with a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from University of Malaya and holds a Master of Arts in Development Economics from Boston University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.


 
Nominating & remuneration committee

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Andrew Lee Kok Keng was appointed to the Board as a Non-independent Non-executive Director on 15 May 2017, and later redesignated as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 May 2019. On 18 February 2022, he was appointed as Director of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) as well. He has over 38 years of regional and country experience in the banking and insurance industries. Mr Lee served in OCBC Bank from 1999 to 2010 as Senior Executive Vice President with responsibility for its global consumer banking business. He then served Executive Chairman of Banking Clearing System Information System Pte Ltd from 2010 to 2011. Subsequently, Mr Lee served at Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd as Group Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer, and was also concurrently the President Commissioner of Great Eastern Life Indonesia and Chairman of Great Eastern Vietnam. He is currently an Independent Director of Nordic Group Ltd, a listed company in Singapore. Mr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Economics) degree from University of Singapore and has also attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.


 

Mr Ng Hon Soon

Mr Ng Hon Soon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Ng Hon Soon was appointed to the Board on 16 July 2014 as a Non-independent Non-executive Director and later redesignated as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 November 2014.

He worked at Bank Negara Malaysia for 10 years before becoming part of the research team of Nomura Advisory Services in 1994. He joined Pacific Bank Berhad in 1995 where he held several key positions, and was later appointed to head PacificMas Berhad (renamed from Pacific Bank Berhad, following the sale of its banking business) as its General Manager in 2001. He was seconded by PacificMas Berhad to Pacific Insurance Berhad as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 2002 to 2003, and later appointed CEO of PacificMas Berhad in 2004, a position he held until 2012.

Mr Ng is currently also a Director of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad, Pac Lease Berhad, and Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Technology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.


 
MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dato’ Ong Eng Bin

Dato’ Ong Eng Bin

Chief Executive Officer

Dato' Ong Eng Bin was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014.

Since joining the bank in 1988, he has served in various capacities. In the early 1990s, he headed the credit and marketing functions of a branch before joining the corporate banking division. In 2000, he was appointed Head of Corporate Banking & Large Corporates, and then Head of Business Banking in 2012, with responsibilities covering corporate and commercial, emerging business and transaction banking.

Prior to OCBC Bank, he worked for two years in Price Waterhouse.

Dato’ Ong holds a Bachelor of Accounting & Finance from University of Manchester and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Methodist Boys School Penang, where he had his early education. He is also Chairman of Pac Lease Sdn Bhd, a Director of e2 Power Sdn Bhd, Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd and Asian Banking School, and a Council Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers in Malaysia.


 

Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik

Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik

Chief Executive Officer, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad

Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz Jailani Bin Syed Kechik has been CEO of OCBC Al-Amin since its inception in 2008.

He began his career in banking in 1990 as a risk management officer at Citibank Malaysia Berhad before being appointed to a senior role in corporate banking. After Citibank, he worked at Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking and later Chief Operating Officer.

Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Banker (AICB) and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF).

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting & Management Information System) from Boston University, Massachusetts, USA.


 

Ms Teoh Yin Meng

Ms Teoh Yin Meng

Country Chief Financial Officer

Ms Teoh Yin Meng joined OCBC Bank as Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2011 before assuming her current role the following year with oversight for financial, regulatory and management accounting and advisory, treasury financial control and advisory, corporate treasury, tax advisory and special projects, general ledger and payments advisory.

Prior to OCBC Bank, she worked for 14 years at HSBC Malaysia and headed various finance, strategy and planning functions in HSBC Finance Malaysia Berhad, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and HSBC Amanah Takaful Malaysia Sendirian Berhad. Ms Teoh began her career in business advisory and audit assurance at KPMG Peat Marwick in London, followed by Price Waterhouse in Hong Kong.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and Fellow Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She serves as a Director of Pac Lease Sdn Bhd and OCBC Properties (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.


 

Mr Stantley James Tan Boon Teck

Mr Stantley James Tan Boon Teck

Managing Director and Head of Global Treasury

Mr Stantley James Tan Boon Teck has been Head of Global Treasury since 2017 and is responsible for the bank’s strategic risk-taking activities, treasury customer sales and investment product coverage, and overseeing liquidity management. He has 28 years of experience in the treasury and markets businesses, 22 of which were in Malaysia, and the other 6 in various senior markets roles and positions at Citibank in Singapore, Japan and Korea. Prior to OCBC Bank, he was Country Treasurer & Head of Markets for Citibank Berhad and then Country Treasurer & Head of G-10 Risk Treasury for Citigroup Japan where he was responsible for liquidity management, banking book risk taking and operationalisation of the single treasury platform in Japan. While in Citibank Singapore, Mr Tan was Regional Co-Head of Asia Risk Treasury, with oversight for Citi's money market and bond investment desks across Asian emerging markets. He started his career in Malaysian French Bank (now Alliance Bank).

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, majoring in Finance & Banking. He has been a committee member of the Malaysian Financial Markets Association since 2015 and has served in several financial industry working groups including Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Markets Committee.


 

Ms Tan Ai Chin

Ms Tan Ai Chin

Managing Director, Senior Banker and Head of Investment Banking

Ms Tan Ai Chin joined OCBC Bank in 2003 and has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking and corporate banking activities.

She oversees client coverage for OCBC Bank’s top tier GLCs/conglomerates and spearheads the bank’s services in loan syndication, capital market, project & structured finance, financial and M&A advisory services, Islamic and sustainable finance.

Prior to OCBC Bank, she was Head of Debt Origination, Global Financial Markets at RBS Bank Berhad and served as General Manager & Department Head, Capital Market & Structured Finance at Maybank Investment Bank Berhad.

Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Business Administration from University of Malaya and is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).  She is a Director of BOS Wealth Management Malaysia Berhad and Chairman of its Investment Committee, and a Director of OCBC Capital Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Ms Tan is also a member of the Environmental, Social & Governance Sub-Committee of the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM).


 

Mr Thor Boon Lee

Mr Thor Boon Lee

Country Chief Risk Officer

Mr Thor Boon Lee was appointed Country Chief Risk Officer in 2017, and oversees the full spectrum of risk, including credit, technology and information security, liquidity, and market and operational risk management.

Before OCBC Bank, he worked at MUFG Bank where his last appointment was as Chief Risk Officer for Malaysia. There he provided leadership and set directions for the enterprise-wide risk matters in market, credit and operational risk, and business continuity management. In his 25 years of financial services risk management experience, he has worked as a banking risk management practitioner and financial risk management consultant within the ASEAN region.

He holds a First Class Honours in Management Science from University of Warwick, UK, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


 

Mr Choong Wai Hong

Mr Choong Wai Hong

Chief Transformation Officer

Mr Choong Wai Hong joined OCBC Bank in 2021 to take on the newly created Chief Transformation Officer role, responsible for overall coordination of strategic transformation initiatives as well as driving the bank’s concerted sustainability and digital agendas.

A technologist by training and banker by profession, his previous experience includes management consulting, IT and operations, retail banking and commercial banking spanning Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines. He started his career in the financial services practice of Accenture before moving to Standard Chartered Bank to helm its regional IT application support roles and the consumer banking business. Just prior to OCBC Bank, he worked at Maybank, starting in Malaysia and later moving to Singapore to head the community financial services business as well as regional premier wealth. His last posting was in Maybank Philippines as country head.

Mr Choong holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Malaya, an MBA from RMIT, Australia, and a Master of Science in Innovation from SMU, Singapore.


 

Mr Jeffrey Teoh Nee Teik

Mr Jeffrey Teoh Nee Teik

Managing Director and Head of Corporate & Commercial Banking

Mr Jeffrey Teoh Nee Teik is responsible for building the corporate and commercial banking practices of OCBC Bank, aiding customer growth both domestically and regionally.

He joined the Bank in 2003 initially to lead the Enterprise Sales & Marketing team, but later became the catalyst for transforming its commercial banking. In 2007, he was promoted to Head of Commercial Banking before taking on the additional responsibility of leading the Large Corporates team as well in 2014.

In all, Mr Teoh has spent more than 27 years in various banking roles at both local and foreign banks. His early experience drew from a corporate banking role at a local bank, which was followed by an 8-year stint at an international bank covering roles in transaction banking that ultimately led to his heading up the commercial banking business development role there.


 

Mr Wong Chee Seng

Mr Wong Chee Seng

Head, Emerging Business

Mr Wong Chee Seng has been leading the SME business of OCBC Bank since 2006, pioneering the use of credit scorecards, portfolio management and a large sales force for the retail SME sector.

Under his leadership, the bank became the first SME banking business in Malaysia to be certified as a Basel 2 Advanced IRB model by Bank Negara Malaysia.

Prior to his current position, Mr Wong worked at the bank, since 1990, in various capacities in corporate banking, branch management and consumer financial services.

An engineer by training, he obtained his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from University of Malaya and is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.


 

Ms Anne Leh Geok Meng

Ms Anne Leh Geok Meng

Managing Director and Head of Consumer Financial Services

Ms Anne Leh Geok Meng was appointed Head of Consumer Financial Services in 2020.

Prior to the current role, she held, since 2003, the roles of Sales Coach in Branch Distribution, Project Manager for the bank’s CRM Project and Head of Strategic Alliance where she setup the Strategic Alliance Model. She was also seconded to Great Eastern Life Assurance, a subsidiary of the OCBC Group, for two years to serve as Vice President of Agency Recruitment, a role she pioneered. In 2012, she returned to OCBC as Head of Branch Distribution & Premier Banking where she oversaw significant growth to the retail banking business, which focused on wealth management for high net worth customers. She also headed the OCBC Al-Amin branches, Workplace Banking department and Strategic Acquisition team.

Before joining OCBC Bank, Ms Leh worked at Hong Leong Bank. During her tenure there for almost 10 years since 1994, she held various roles as Personal Financial Consultant, Sales Manager and Direct Banking Manager where she led several transformational IT projects.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from University of Oregon.


 

Ms Chong Lee Ying

Ms Chong Lee Ying

Managing Director and Head of Transaction Banking

Ms Chong Lee Ying was appointed Head of Transaction Banking in 2013 to spearhead the cash management, trade finance and digital efforts of the bank for businesses. 

She joined the bank in 2004 initially to help manage Singapore customers seeking to embark on cross border real estate projects in Malaysia before moving on to set up a new contract finance business model to tap into an unbanked group. She was then appointed Head of the Public & Institutional Department in 2007.

Ms Chong began her career in 1992 at RHB Bank, serving first as a graduate trainee, and then at the syndication for credit and financial assessments, and in managing foreign Taiwanese & American multinationals. She spent a further 7 years with Deutsche Bank as Senior Relationship Manager, managing German and American multinationals.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Australian National University and attended the Executive Development Program from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Ms Chong is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and a member of the PayNet Bank Advisory Committee.


 

Ms Kok Lai Ching

Ms Kok Lai Ching

Head, Human Resources

Ms Kok Lai Ching joined OCBC Bank in 2007 as Lead Human Resource Relationship Manager before assuming her current role in 2016.

She has more than 33 years of experience spanning almost all human resource functions.

She was attached to group human resources at RHB Capital Berhad prior to joining OCBC Bank.

Ms Kok holds a Bachelor of Economics from the National University of Malaysia.


 

Mr Lim Yau Seong

Mr Lim Yau Seong

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Operations & Technology

Mr Lim Yau Seong has served at OCBC Bank for 35 years and is currently its Chief Operating Officer and Head of Operations & Technology.

His current role includes implementing and overseeing strategic initiatives to ensure efficient banking operations and implementation of new technologies. He drives innovation and quality initiatives to improve efficiency, and processes to achieve service level agreements and operational cost savings.

Mr Lim holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Economics from University of Malaya, and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, UK.

He is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.


 

Mr Victor Ong Hock Seng

Mr Victor Ong Hock Seng

Head, Internal Audit

Mr Victor Ong was appointed Head of Internal Audit Malaysia in 2018, after earlier serving as Head of IT Audit Malaysia since 2012.

Prior to joining the bank, Mr Ong worked for 16 years at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia’s Group Audit and Financial Crime Risk departments. His last position there was as Head of Financial Crime Risk with responsibility over internal fraud investigation, anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism. He had also managed a technology audit portfolio and took up project management. Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, he worked at Deloitte & Touche Singapore and Maybank Malaysia in information technology audit.

Mr Ong holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Technology Malaysia and Master of Business Administration (International Business) from University of New England, Australia.

He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and holds a Certification for Bank Auditors (CBA) from the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).


 

Mr Quah Boon Huat

Mr Quah Boon Huat

Company Secretary

Mr Quah Boon Huat, who has served the bank since 2008, is Company Secretary of OCBC Bank and OCBC Al-Amin.

He began his career as a bank clerk and served for 8 years in the banking industry in credit, marketing and bills, and then worked as company secretary for several public companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad before joining OCBC Bank.

Mr Quah holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, and a diploma in banking and finance from IBBM. He has an ICSA, UK qualification and is a Fellow Member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretary & Administrators. He is qualified to act as a Company Secretary under Section 235(2) of the Companies Act 2016.


 

Ms Tan Kiat Jane

Ms Tan Kiat Jane

Head, Legal

Ms Tan Kiat Jane joined OCBC Bank in 2005 and has been Head of Legal since 2018.

Before this, she worked in private practice as a corporate lawyer, Head of Documentation at HSBC Trustee, an editor with Wolters Kluwer/CCH in company law and tax, and a lecturer in law at Southern College. She was also a part-time legal editor of Law Review, a law journal by Sweet & Maxwell.

Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from University of Stirling; LLB from University of Lancaster; LLM from London School of Economics and Political Science; and Certificate in Islamic Laws, International Islamic University.


 

Ms Doreen Keng Chun Ching

Ms Doreen Keng Chun Ching

Chief Compliance Officer

Ms Doreen Keng Chun Ching joined OCBC Bank in 2011 as Head of AML before being appointed Head of Regulatory Compliance in 2012 and Chief Compliance Officer in 2017.

She oversees and manages the compliance risk of the bank, and draws from over 24 years’ career experience in audit and compliance.

She started her career at Arthur Andersen & Co before moving to banking in 2000.

Ms Keng holds a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Accounting and Finance from University of Technology, Sydney. Her professional qualifications include being a member of CPA Australia and MIA, Certified Compliance Officer (American Academy of Financial Management), Certified Professional in AML/CFT (International Compliance Association) and Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.


 

Mr Jonathan Diong Jia Hoe

Mr Jonathan Diong Jia Hoe

Head, Property Services

Mr Jonathan Diong joined OCBC Bank in 2008 as Head of Property Services. In this role, he manages the Bank’s properties and supports its operations through cost-effective spatial planning, project management, property management of Bank-occupied premises, leasing, and divestment of properties.

He began his career in a large construction company in 1999 before joining financial institutions in 2002. Prior to OCBC Bank, he was with Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad and Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia) Berhad.

Mr Diong holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Building Surveying from University of Greenwich, London. He is also a Director of OCBC Properties (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.


 

Mr Julius Evanson

Mr Julius Evanson

Head, Brand & Communications

Mr Julius Evanson has been Head of Brand & Communications (previously, Corporate Communications) of OCBC Bank since 2004, with responsibilities covering internal and external communications, customer advocacy and feedback trends management.

Between 1997 and 2002, he was Head of Group Communications of PhileoAllied Berhad, after having earlier served as a communications consultant at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide Sdn Bhd since 1989.

Mr Evanson holds a Bachelor of Communications from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. He is a Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany).

He sits on the Steering Committee of the Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO) and serves as chair of its Disaster Relief committee.


 

Mr Alvin Lim Kim Leng

Mr Alvin Lim Kim Leng

Head, Operational Excellence

Mr Alvin Lim Kim Leng joined OCBC Bank in 2007 and set up the Operational Excellence (formerly, Quality & Service Excellence) department responsible for quality improvements and customer experience. He was also involved in the bank’s complaints management operations and new product approval process before they were ready for streaming into other divisions of the bank.

In the earlier part of his career, Mr Lim worked at Citibank for 17 years where he held various roles including Head of Branch Services and played key roles in setting up Citi’s Total Quality Management and CitiPhone Services. Just prior to joining OCBC Bank, he spent 2 years in Alliance Bank as General Manager of Branch Operations & Services where he led branch transformation initiatives for developing the bank’s sales, distribution and service capabilities.

Mr Lim is a member of the Association of Banks in Malaysia’s Consumer & Market Conduct Committee.


 

Mr Yeo Yew Seng

Mr Yeo Yew Seng

Head, Technology

Mr Yeo Yew Seng is responsible for overseeing the information technology of OCBC Bank.

He began his career at the data centre of the bank in 1983 before assuming increasing levels of responsibility including in technical support. He was appointed Head of Technology Infrastructure & Data Centre Operations in 2003 and began leading the Information Technology department in 2009.

He was responsible for aligning the OCBC Group’s initiatives with those of OCBC Bank in Malaysia, drove transformation activities in standardisation and consolidation of IT infrastructure and the Data Centre, alignment of IT management processes and operationalised the regional workforce.

In 2017, Mr Yeo was appointed a Director of e2Power Sdn Bhd.


 

Ms Linda Lai Pai Leng

Ms Linda Lai Pai Leng

Head, Reporting

Ms Linda Lai Pai Leng has been Head of Reporting for OCBC Bank and OCBC Al-Amin since 2022 and brings with her over 30 years of banking experience.

She joined the bank in 2004 as Head of Business Services before becoming Head of Group Procurement in 2006 to oversee procurement initiatives in Singapore and Malaysia. In 2014, she oversaw the Service Management team of the Operations and Technology division to drive quality and service excellence initiatives. In 2016, she took on the role of Head of Reporting Management Office where she spearheaded initiatives to improve the statistical reporting standards of the bank before taking on her current role.

Ms Lai started her banking career in marketing of consumer products before moving on to credit & marketing and then branch operations at her previous banking institutions.

She sits on the Board of Directors of Malaysia Nominees (Tempatan) Sendirian Berhad and Malaysia Nominees (Asing) Sendirian Berhad.

Ms Lai has an MBA from University of Abertay Dundee and a Bachelor of Horticultural Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.


 
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