Mr Wee Ee Cheong, UOB Deputy Chairman and CEO, and Ms Jenny Wong, Group Head of Human Resources, led more than 8,200 colleagues, their families and customers to volunteer and to raise funds at the 2018 UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk in Singapore.

2018 Highlights

  • Championed Southeast Asian visual art and artists through the 37th UOB Painting of the Year (POY) competition, international art fairs, outreach initiatives and partnerships;
  • Opened UOB Art Galleries in China and Malaysia to raise awareness and appreciation of Southeast Asian art, and to give UOB POY artists international exposure;
  • Partnered Indonesia’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) to promote art education and to make art accessible to the local community;
  • Contributed more than $5.1 million to communities in Asia through the UOB Heartbeat Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    programme, with our colleagues, customers and business partners;
  • Recorded highest participation of close to 18,000 colleagues, their families and customers at the 2018 UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk
    and fundraising day across seven markets;
  • Clocked more than 51,000 hours in volunteer work across the region – 16 per cent more than in 2017;
  • Integrated innovation into corporate giving to raise funds through new mobile payment channels such as PayNow, SGQR and WeChat; and
  • Received 11 industry awards and accolades, including for our UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk programme.
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