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Thrilling mission evening with OCBC's "Secret Service" - A license to celebrate

Thrilling mission evening with OCBC's "Secret Service" - A license to celebrate

  • 02 Oct 2018

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) recently assigned a mission to their valued business partners and friends should they choose to accept, at the St. Regis Hotel.


Ms Kate Tee (Business Head, Corporate Banking, OCBC Malaysia), Mr Chong Kin Leong (CFO, Genting Berhad), Dato’ Ong Eng Bin (CEO, OCBC Malaysia), Dato’ Khor Siang Gin (Managing Director, Hunza Properties Berhad), Mr Lim Lai Seng (Managing Director Group Finance, Tropicana Corporation Berhad), Mr Philip Ho (CEO, Pavilion REIT), Mr Chew Eng Kar (Director Corporate Services, Dialog Group Berhad), Mr Soon Seong Keat (CFO, Hong Leong Asset Management Berhad), Mr Jeffrey Teoh (Head of Corporate & Commercial Banking, OCBC Malaysia), Ms Pauline Wong (Business Head, Corporate Banking, OCBC Malaysia).

The order of the evening was strictly a licence to celebrate in the mould of the 007 Secret Service agent famous for his thrilling lifestyle.

The celebration, orchestrated by OCBC Bank Senior Banker & Head of Investment Banking Ms Tan Ai Chin, and jointly hosted by OCBC Bank Chairman Mr Tan Ngiap Joo and CEO Dato’ Ong Eng Bin, was to commemorate yet another fine year of partnership and enduring friendship with the Bank’s loyal business partners and friends.

The gentlemen arrived looking suave in their sharp tuxedos and cool villain outfits, while sultry “Bond Girls” mesmerised the crowd with their exquisite gowns and sky-high stilettos. The line snaking to the neon-lit photo wall was endless as everyone joined in the fun posing for their stunning shots.


OCBC Malaysia staff performers who revved up the night.

The OCBC team had worked incessantly to put together what was an exhilarating epic showdown between Agents and Villains. The stars of the night were OCBC Bank’s very own charming Dato’ Ong Eng Bin (fondly nicknamed Secret Agent 001 for the event) who swept the crowd off their feet with his impressive theatricals, as well as the mastermind behind that fabulous evening, Ms Tan Ai Chin with her appealing stage presence.

Paying tribute to the audience, Dato’ Ong said without their vote of confidence and support, the Bank’s continued success would not have been possible.

“I would like to once again extend my deepest appreciation to you for your continual trust and faith. You are all like OCBC’s diamonds and, diamonds are forever,” Dato’ Ong quipped, evoking the famous Bond line.

Guests were treated to a delectable feast specially curated to tantalise their taste buds. Topping off a night of exciting entertainment were the strong vocals of popular home-bred singer Ms Vanessa Tan whose audiences have in the past included, among others, Mel Gibson, Lee Sinje and Mr & Mrs Tony Blair. The multi-talented artiste masterfully belted out popular James Bond hits such as Skyfall and Writing On The Wall with her raspy, soulful voice.

After a spellbinding Broadway performance by Rhythmhitz, Vanessa and her talented band kicked into high gear and revved up the evening with an energetic and infectious performance. The celebrations continued deep into the night as guests stayed on to savour every moment of the evening as the dance floor opened for them to groove the night away in true Bond fashion, as though tomorrow never dies.

Ms Tan Ai Chin summed up the evening nicely:

“Events like this give us so much joy as we get to celebrate and honour the enduring partnerships with our loyal corporate clients through what has become a much anticipated annual event. Our clients always look forward in anticipation to this exclusive event each year as it never fails to be an exceptionally unique experience.”


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