Monday, 18 Jan 2021
08/01/2021 07:54 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 -- Singapore-based Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd (OCBC Bank) has appointed Helen Wong as its new group chief executive officer (GCEO) effective April 15, 2021, succeeding Samuel Tsien who is retiring on April 14.

“The appointment of Wong as OCBC Bank’s GCEO was the result of a rigorous global search for the best-qualified candidate who embodies both the capability to redefine OCBC Group’s strategy in light of challenges and opportunities and OCBC’s core values,” OCBC Group chairman Ooi Sang Kuang said in a statement today.

Wong, 59, started her career in banking with OCBC Bank in 1984 and was the bank’s first China desk manager.

She then moved to other banks before rejoining OCBC Bank in February 2020 as deputy president and head of global wholesale banking.

The longest established Singapore bank, OCBC Bank was formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912.

Its key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China and have more than 480 branches and representative offices in 19 countries and regions.

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