Finance Monthly - Women in Finance Awards 2023

Finance Monthly Women in Finance Awards 2023 Singapore 52 About Helen Wong Ms Helen Wong was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of OCBC on 15 April 2021 and Executive Director on 7 February 2023. She is also Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China), a Board Commissioner of Bank OCBC NISP and a Director of Bank of Singapore, Great Eastern Holdings, OCBC Malaysia, OCBC Hong Kong 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 as a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Financial Centre Advisory Panel, MAS Payments Council and MAS Financial Sector Tripartite Committee. Ms Wong joined OCBC in February 2020 as Deputy President and Head of Global Wholesale Banking. She has 40 years of banking experience, having started 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 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. About OCBC Bank We are the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. We have grown from strength to strength to become a regional financial services group. With a deep history in Asia, we offer the most comprehensive coverage across ASEAN and Greater China, complemented with a presence in the leading economies of New York, London and Sydney. We are the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets with one of the world’s highest credit rating (Aa1 by Moody’s and AA- by both Fitch and S&P). With more than 400 branches and offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan, OCBC is well-equipped to support your regional aspirations with our deep local knowledge – be it growing your personal wealth or capturing business opportunities – for now, and beyond. CEO OCBC Bank Banking Leader of the Year Wong Helen

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