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) 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 Chairman of Investment Committee for MASCOT Private Trust and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad as well as a Director of 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 currently the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of OCBC Bank. She is also Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) Limited, a Board Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk and a Director of Bank of Singapore, Great Eastern Holdings Limited, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited, OCBC Overseas Investments Pte Ltd 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 the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and as a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Financial Centre Advisory Panel, MAS Payments Council, MAS Financial Sector Tripartite Committee, CNBC ESG Council, and the Advisory Board of the Asian Financial Leaders Programme.

Ms Wong joined OCBC Bank in February 2020 as Deputy President and Head of Global Wholesale Banking. She has more than 40 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 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.


 

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 and Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad.

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 Bank) 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 Bank. 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, Bumitama Agri Ltd and Great Eastern Holdings Ltd in Singapore. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1987 and currently sits on the advisory panel of CFA Society 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.


 

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar was appointed to the Board on 3 July 2023. She also serves on the Board of OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad. A seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in banking and financial services, Puan Ayesha was Senior Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad from 1987 to 2010. She has, over the years, developed expertise in banking operations, risk management, credit analysis, information technology infrastructure, corporate governance and internal audit, along with a strong understanding of the regulatory environment governing the banking sector. A Certified Risk Professional and Certified Fraud Examiner, Puan Ayesha is accredited in Internal Quality Assessment and Validation by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc (USA). She is an Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, where she served as Chairman of the Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group and was a member of its Examination Committee for internal audit examinations.

Puan Ayesha graduated with a double degree from the University of Singapore and received a Certification in Islamic Law from the International Islamic University, Malaysia.


 

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 Gemstone Asset Holdings Pte Ltd. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Australia.


 

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar was appointed to the Board on 3 July 2023. She also serves on the Board of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad. A seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in banking and financial services, Puan Ayesha was Senior Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad from 1987 to 2010. She has, over the years, developed expertise in banking operations, risk management, credit analysis, information technology infrastructure, corporate governance and internal audit, along with a strong understanding of the regulatory environment governing the banking sector. A Certified Risk Professional and Certified Fraud Examiner, Puan Ayesha is accredited in Internal Quality Assessment and Validation by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc (USA). She is an Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, where she served as Chairman of the Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group and was a member of its Examination Committee for internal audit examinations.

Puan Ayesha graduated with a double degree from the University of Singapore and received a Certification in Islamic Law from the International Islamic University, Malaysia.


 

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 Mevin Nevis

Mr Mevin Nevis

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Mevin Nevis was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2022. He brings with him over 35 years of banking experience with responsibilities covering banking operations, and trade finance, credit, commercial, corporate and transaction banking. His senior managerial positions included regional manager and head of areas such as SME, local corporates, transaction banking and product management. Mr Nevis also served in the United States as vice president and regional account manager in charge of business development among US corporates with business interests in South East Asia. His experience extends to Islamic banking as well, having played a key leadership role in an international Islamic bank where he helped transform its corporate business.

Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr Nevis was Head of Operations of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC), which is under the purview of Bank Negara Malaysia. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers UK with an MBA in business management, Mr Nevis is a Certified Risk Professional (CRP), BAI Certification Centre USA.


 

Ms Tan Fong Sang

Ms Tan Fong Sang

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Tan Fong Sang was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2024. A Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), she is an experienced banker with a career spanning almost 24 years in OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Malaysia). She held various executive positions in OCBC Malaysia, including Chief Financial Officer, before retiring. Ms Tan is currently a Director of Great Eastern General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad (GEGI) and Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad (F&N). At GEGI, she is Chairman of the Audit Committee and at F&N, she is Chairman of the Sustainability and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Group Executive Committee and Share Buy Back Committee. She was previously a Director of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad and also served in several subsidiaries of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC”), namely e2 Power Sdn Bhd, OCBC Credit Berhad, OCBC Capital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and OCBC Advisers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).


 
Board Audit Committee

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar was appointed to the Board on 3 July 2023. She also serves on the Board of OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad. A seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in banking and financial services, Puan Ayesha was Senior Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad from 1987 to 2010. She has, over the years, developed expertise in banking operations, risk management, credit analysis, information technology infrastructure, corporate governance and internal audit, along with a strong understanding of the regulatory environment governing the banking sector. A Certified Risk Professional and Certified Fraud Examiner, Puan Ayesha is accredited in Internal Quality Assessment and Validation by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc (USA). She is an Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, where she served as Chairman of the Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group and was a member of its Examination Committee for internal audit examinations.

Puan Ayesha graduated with a double degree from the University of Singapore and received a Certification in Islamic Law from the International Islamic University, Malaysia.


 
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

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar was appointed to the Board on 3 July 2023. She also serves on the Board of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad. A seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in banking and financial services, Puan Ayesha was Senior Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad from 1987 to 2010. She has, over the years, developed expertise in banking operations, risk management, credit analysis, information technology infrastructure, corporate governance and internal audit, along with a strong understanding of the regulatory environment governing the banking sector. A Certified Risk Professional and Certified Fraud Examiner, Puan Ayesha is accredited in Internal Quality Assessment and Validation by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc (USA). She is an Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, where she served as Chairman of the Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group and was a member of its Examination Committee for internal audit examinations.

Puan Ayesha graduated with a double degree from the University of Singapore and received a Certification in Islamic Law from the International Islamic University, Malaysia.

 


 

Encik Ismail Bin Alowi

Encik Ismail Bin Alowi

Independent Non-Executive Director


 

Ms Tan Fong Sang

Ms Tan Fong Sang

Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Tan Fong Sang was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2024. A Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), she is an experienced banker with a career spanning almost 24 years in OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Malaysia). She held various executive positions in OCBC Malaysia, including Chief Financial Officer, before retiring. Ms Tan is currently a Director of Great Eastern General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad (GEGI) and Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad (F&N). At GEGI, she is Chairman of the Audit Committee and at F&N, she is Chairman of the Sustainability and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Group Executive Committee and Share Buy Back Committee. She was previously a Director of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad and also served in several subsidiaries of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC”), namely e2 Power Sdn Bhd, OCBC Credit Berhad, OCBC Capital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and OCBC Advisers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).


 
RIsk Management Committee

Mr Mevin Nevis

Mr Mevin Nevis

Risk Management Committee OCBC Al-Amin Chairman

Mr Mevin Nevis was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2022. He brings with him over 35 years of banking experience with responsibilities covering banking operations, and trade finance, credit, commercial, corporate and transaction banking. His senior managerial positions included regional manager and head of areas such as SME, local corporates, transaction banking and product management. Mr Nevis also served in the United States as vice president and regional account manager in charge of business development among US corporates with business interests in South East Asia. His experience extends to Islamic banking as well, having played a key leadership role in an international Islamic bank where he helped transform its corporate business.

Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr Nevis was Head of Operations of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC), which is under the purview of Bank Negara Malaysia. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers UK with an MBA in business management, Mr Nevis is a Certified Risk Professional (CRP), BAI Certification Centre USA.


 

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar

Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Ayesha Natchiar Binti Ally Maricar was appointed to the Board on 3 July 2023. She also serves on the Board of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad. A seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in banking and financial services, Puan Ayesha was Senior Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad from 1987 to 2010. She has, over the years, developed expertise in banking operations, risk management, credit analysis, information technology infrastructure, corporate governance and internal audit, along with a strong understanding of the regulatory environment governing the banking sector. A Certified Risk Professional and Certified Fraud Examiner, Puan Ayesha is accredited in Internal Quality Assessment and Validation by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc (USA). She is an Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, where she served as Chairman of the Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group and was a member of its Examination Committee for internal audit examinations.

Puan Ayesha graduated with a double degree from the University of Singapore and received a Certification in Islamic Law from the International Islamic University, Malaysia.

 


 

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.


 

Tan Fong Sang

Tan Fong Sang

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Tan Fong Sang was appointed to the Board on 2 January 2024. A Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), she is an experienced banker with a career spanning almost 24 years in OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Malaysia). She held various executive positions in OCBC Malaysia, including Chief Financial Officer, before retiring. Ms Tan is currently a Director of Great Eastern General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad (GEGI) and Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad (F&N). At GEGI, she is Chairman of the Audit Committee and at F&N, she is Chairman of the Sustainability and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Group Executive Committee and Share Buy Back Committee. She was previously a Director of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad and also served in several subsidiaries of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC”), namely e2 Power Sdn Bhd, OCBC Credit Berhad, OCBC Capital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and OCBC Advisers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

Ms Tan holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).


 
MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mr Tan Chor Sen

Mr Tan Chor Sen

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Tan Chor Sen was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2023.

His over 35 years of banking experience began in commercial banking with postings in consumer banking and later several positions in corporate and offshore banking.

Mr Tan joined OCBC Bank 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 Bank as a leading SME bank in Singapore serving one in every two SMEs. He was instrumental in expanding the SME business regionally in Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong, introducing new business models, digital solutions and service innovations tailored for SMEs. For Malaysia, he oversaw the launch of the SME cash business and digital account opening for businesses.

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 Bank’s core markets, he become responsible for developing cross-border capabilities and business within the region, leveraging the OCBC network and partner banks in key markets. 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 and with Greater China.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and is an IBF (Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore) Fellow (Corporate Banking).


 

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 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).


 

Ms Chong Lee Ying

Ms Chong Lee Ying

Chief Operating Officer

Ms Chong Lee Ying was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2023 to oversee the Bank’s data, operations, technology, business & property services and operational excellence divisions.

Just prior to this, she served as Head of Transaction Banking for almost a decade, spearheading the cash management, trade finance and digital efforts of the bank for businesses.

Ms Chong 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 the bumiputra SME market. She was then appointed Head of the Public & Institutional Department in 2007, managing Government-Linked and Bumiputra portfolios.

She began her career in 1992 at RHB Bank, serving first as a graduate trainee, and then at the Syndication Desk, before moving on to manage 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; and ESSEC Business School, France.

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


 

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.


 

Ms Saw Poh Hoon

Ms Saw Poh Hoon

Strategy & Transformation

Ms Saw Poh Hoon was appointed Head of Strategy and Transformation Office in October 2023 to oversee the continuity and execution of key strategic transformation initiatives of OCBC Malaysia.

She joined the Bank in 2012 as Head of Capital Management, reporting to the Country CFO, to oversee the Bank’s capital management and reporting function. Thereafter, she joined the CEO’s Office in 2018 to support the country CEO in managing the day-to-day operations of the office. This included seeing to the Bank’s strategy formulation and execution.

Prior to joining OCBC Bank, Ms Saw worked in external audit, where she spent close to 9 years, achieving the position of Senior Manager with KPMG Malaysia. In 2008, she undertook a posting to Birmingham, United Kingdom, for two years where she gained exposure to diverse cultures, accounting practices and business environments.

Ms Saw is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


 

Mr Stantley James Tan Boon Teck

Mr Stantley James Tan Boon Teck

Global Markets

Mr Stantley James Tan Boon Teck has been Head of Global Markets (previously known as 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 Anne Leh Geok Meng

Ms Anne Leh Geok Meng

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.


 

Mr Jeffrey Teoh Nee Teik

Mr Jeffrey Teoh Nee Teik

Wholesale Banking

Mr Jeffrey Teoh Nee Teik is responsible for building the wholesale banking practice of OCBC Bank, aiding customer growth both domestically and regionally. His role includes overseeing the Corporate, Commercial, Financial Institution and Transaction Banking segments of the Bank.

Mr Teoh joined the Bank in 2003 initially to lead the Enterprise Sales & Marketing team, but later became the catalyst for transforming its commercial banking business as well. 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 28 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 Chan Kok Leong

Mr Chan Kok Leong

Emerging Business

Mr Chan Kok Leong was appointed Head of Emerging Business in October 2023, after serving as an integral part of the division since joining the Bank in 2006. He was one of the pioneers in developing the retail SME lending model and scorecard as well as in building the portfolio management framework for the business. Mr Chan was also a key contributor to regional initiatives, supporting the development of the SME business in OCBC NISP and OCBC Wing Hang.

In his previous role as Head of Digital Banking since 2020, he led the digital transformation of the SME Business and successfully oversaw the launch of the first digital business account for SMEs complete with e-KYC (electronic Know-Your-Customer) and OCBC eBiz Account-i, the first Islamic digital business account for SMEs, and implemented robotics solutions to automate the workflow in customer onboarding and business compliance. He would later expand his role to include oversight of Data Analytics in Malaysia supporting the regional network of Global Wholesale Banking divisions.

Prior to OCBC Bank, Mr Chan worked at KPMG, Citibank and RHB Bank in various capacities but each with a focus on SMEs.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) degree from La Trobe University, Melbourne.


 

Ms Tan Ai Chin

Ms Tan Ai Chin

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 Chew Siew Khing

Mr Chew Siew Khing

Transaction Banking

Mr Chew Siew Khing joined OCBC Bank in 2017 as Head of Accounts, Payables and Receivables and was appointed Head of Transaction Banking in 2023. He has more than 18 years’ business and transaction banking experience, particularly in sales and product development.

In his current role, Mr Chew oversees cash product management along with product development and enhancements to aid customers’ buying and selling journeys domestically and regionally.

Prior to joining the Bank, he was Vice President of Working Capital Solutions for Group Transaction Banking at Maybank, where he helped SMEs, multinational corporations and large corporates gain access to products and services aligned to their foremost banking needs.

Mr Chew holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Business from University Technology of Sydney (UTS), Australia.


 

Ms Kok Lai Ching

Ms Kok Lai Ching

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 Victor Ong Hock Seng

Mr Victor Ong Hock Seng

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 a 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 Julius Evanson

Mr Julius Evanson

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.


 

Ms Jocelyn Tan Nee Nee

Ms Jocelyn Tan Nee Nee

Operations & Technology

Ms Jocelyn Tan Nee Nee was appointed Head of Operations & Technology on 1 March 2023 to oversee the strategic initiatives of the bank’s operations, develop new business capabilities and maintain a secure banking environment. She has over 30 years of experience in Operations Management and Credit Processing.

After joining the bank in 2004 as Head of Card Operations, Ms Tan went on to assume the role of Head of Loan Operations in 2011. In 2015, she became Cluster Head for Consumer Banking, Operations & Technology, to oversee the processing functions and technology solutions strategies within the cluster. In 2020, she expanded her portfolio to manage the Treasury cluster. Over the years, she has overseen major strategic initiatives, and rolled out several new applications whilst establishing a strong culture of risk management.

Prior to OCBC Bank, she worked at RHB Bank, Citibank and Hong Leong Bank, where she was involved in credit processing functions and new system implementation.

She holds a Professional Degree in Business Management from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), United Kingdom.


 

Mr Hong Hee Loon

Mr Hong Hee Loon

Technology

Mr Hong Hee Loon was appointed Head of Technology in 2022 to oversee the gamut of the Bank’s Information Technology (IT) needs including capability building, application engineering, services and information security.

He joined the Bank in 2007 and has served in various leadership capacities, most notably in technology solutions, projects and systems delivery. As IT Programme Manager, he played a key role in the successful implementation of the Bank’s Core Banking System Standardisation Programme.

Prior to OCBC Bank, Mr Hong worked, since 1997, at Hong Leong Bank in a variety of functions covering systems implementation, design and architecture, development and maintenance.

A Bachelor of Information Technology in System Science and Management graduate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, he also holds a Master of Business Administration from Singapore Management University. Mr Hong is a Director of e2Power Sdn Bhd. 


 

Ms Linda Lai Pai Leng

Ms Linda Lai Pai Leng

Reporting Management Office

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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