OCBC Bank takes its corporate customers on a space odyssey into the World of Tomorrow
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) recently beamed the spotlight on its business partners and friends as it took them on a space odyssey reminiscent of Stanley Kubric’s 1968 film of a similar name.
OCBC Malaysia event organising committee and staff performers from various divisions together with Dato’ Ong Eng Bin (CEO, OCBC Malaysia), Dato’ Ooi Sang Kuang (Group Chairman, OCBC Group) & Ms Tan Ai Chin (Managing Director, Senior Banker & Head of Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia.
The Odyssey with OCBC turned out to be a slick event, replete with the overtones of a futurist utopia as guests’ minds were transported into the world of tomorrow that very moment.
Ms Monica Lai (Director & Group Financial Controller, Ireka Corporation Berhad), Mr Edward Chong (Managing Director, IJM Land Berhad), Ms Tan Ai Chin (Managing Director, Senior Banker & Head of Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia), Ms Vivienne Cheng (Executive Director, Berjaya Corporation Berhad), Dato’ Philip Ho (CEO, Pavilion REIT Management Sdn Bhd), Dato’ Soam Heng Choon (CEO & Managing Director, IJM Corporation Bhd), Mr Lee Chun Fai (Deputy CEO & Deputy Managing Director, IJM Corporation Bhd), Dato’ Koh Yaw Hui (CEO of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad), Ms Shirleen Lee (Group Financial Controller, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd), Dato’ Ong Eng Bin (CEO, OCBC Malaysia) & Mr Low Gay Teck (Managing Director, Land & General Berhad).
According to OCBC Bank Managing Director, Senior Banker & Head of Investment Banking Ms Tan Ai Chin the theme reflected the engines of innovation that have been firing up OCBC Bank’s efforts, all set to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly changing technological landscape.
“Powerful forces are shaping the banking industry and the biggest paradigm shift that has occurred is in the line of digitalisation. And we are set for the challenges ahead,” she said.
The celebration, orchestrated by Ai Chin herself, was graced by OCBC Group Chairman Dato’ Ooi Sang Kuang and OCBC Malaysia CEO Dato’ Ong Eng Bin. It was held to commemorate yet another fine year of partnership and enduring friendship with the Bank’s loyal business partners and friends.
Ms Lee Joo Wee (Head of Debt Markets, Global Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia), Ms Sue Ong (Assistant Manager, Global Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia), Mr Ho Wai Khee (Head of Corporate Advisory, OCBC Advisers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Ms Jesse Lam (Associate Director, Global Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia), Ms Leong Pei Pei (Managing Director, Wholesale Corporate Banking, OCBC Malaysia) & Ms Selena Lee (Business Head, Wholesale Corporate Banking, OCBC Malaysia).
Everyone arrived looking futuristically dashing and dazzling in sharp suits and glittering gowns. The dedicated forces from the various OCBC Bank business divisions worked passionately to present everyone with a visually exhilarating opening gambit featuring an upbeat synchronised dance complete with cool LED costumes and laser lights specially produced for the spectacular evening.
“It has indeed been an exciting time for us in the financial space. We now need to continue to adapt and thus transform, as the only thing that is constant is change. A new world order is taking over as the ASEAN region is ripe for the FinTech boom, with Malaysia at its forefront. This sets the stage for a prelude into the world of tomorrow, today. Our clients always look forward in anticipation to this exclusive event each year and we try our best to ensure it is always an exceptionally unique experience,” said Ai Chin.
Guests were treated to a delectable feast specially curated to tantalise their taste buds. Topping off a night of exciting entertainment was a spellbinding show by internationally-recognised violinist Grace Tan who is the first and only laser and LED violinist in Malaysia. She was accompanied by a flock of elegant ballerinas who dazzled and delighted the crowd.
Paying tribute to the audience, Dato’ Ong Eng Bin said without their vote of confidence and support, the Bank’s continued success would not have been possible.
“OCBC Bank will continue to seize opportunities and thrive together with all our valuable business partners like yourselves as we venture together into the advancing future. You are all OCBC’s shining stars who create supernovas that light up our universe,” Dato’ Ong quipped.