Ms Chia, 42, will drive the development of - and innovation in - the bank’s investment advisory solutions across all asset classes in the capital markets to meet the needs of ultra-high and high net worth individuals in Bank of Singapore’s core markets in South and Southeast Asia, Greater China and Middle East. She will also oversee the daily operations of Bank of Singapore’s trading rooms in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai International Financial Centre.
She replaces Mr Fidelis Oruche who has held the role since 2013 and will take on a newly created role as Global Head of Alternative Investments and Managed Solutions (另类投资和管理投资环球主管). In his new role, Mr Oruche will be instrumental in growing the suite of solutions in this space – an area of strategic importance where the Bank had earlier set a target in April 2021 to double its share of wallet in private and alternative investments by 2023.
Ms Chia brings with her more than 20 years of investment products advisory and management experience working in countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Switzerland, where she advised a global clientele base.
She was most recently the Head of Structured Products Origination and Product Management APAC at UBS Investment Bank based in Singapore. Prior to this, she was the Head of Global Capital Markets APAC at UBS Wealth Management.
Commenting on Ms Chia’s appointment, Mr Lim said, “As economies continue to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, many clients are entering a new world with a different set of values and priorities. To meet these expectations, we are determined to provide them with the right advice and products to serve a greater variety of needs and goals.”
“Through her extensive career, Vivienne has gained a unique perspective in developing investment solutions across both investment banking and wealth management platforms to meet the needs and objectives of a full spectrum of clients. She also brings with her an astute sense of judgment in overcoming cultural, regulatory and risk challenges to facilitate favourable business outcomes. She will be an asset to the Bank of Singapore team.”
Ms Chia holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University, where she also minored in Banking and Finance.