Bank of Singapore has announced the appointment of Mr Lim Leong Guan (林良源) as its new Global Head of Products (环球产品部主管) with immediate effect. He will be a member of the bank’s management committee reporting to the Chief Executive Officer Bahren Shaari (博林).
Mr Lim, 51, will lead Bank of Singapore’s product strategy and be responsible for the expansion and innovation of the bank’s offerings across key areas such as investment research and strategy, portfolio management, lending structuring and advisory, and wealth planning and trust.
He will concurrently be OCBC Bank’s Head of Group Wealth Products.
Mr Lim is an industry veteran with 30 years of experience in the investments and advisory space, across transactional, advisory and discretionary products, as well as wealth planning.
Prior to joining Bank of Singapore, Mr Lim had senior management responsibilities across various roles at UBS Wealth Management, where he was most recently the Asia-Pacific Head of Wealth Planning and Singapore Head of Investment Products and Services. During his 25-year stint with the Swiss bank, he played pivotal roles in developing product strategy across Asia Pacific and establishing product platforms in Taiwan, Japan and China.
Chief Executive Officer Mr Bahren Shaari, said: “Over the last decade, Bank of Singapore has built a reputation as Asia’s Global Private Bank anchored on the strengths of our global research and advisory capabilities, as well as the ability to avail a wide range of investment solutions through our strong open architecture platform. As a result, our clients across our key markets have deepened their relationships with us.
“That said, we recognise that we cannot rest on our laurels and are constantly looking for strategic talent to enhance our value proposition. Leong Guan is widely recognised as one of the leading figures in the area of product innovation in Asia Pacific, with extensive experience in business transformation. I am confident that he will further broaden Bank of Singapore’s strong franchise and its continued growth in the new decade.”
Mr Lim was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2016 in the area of wealth management by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF). The IBF Fellow title recognises industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (2nd Upper Honours) from The London School of Economics.