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Dr Wee Cho Yaw

Dr Wee Cho Yaw – Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Adviser

"Honour and integrity must never be compromised in a banker. These values have guided us since our founding in 1935."

Dr Wee Cho Yaw, visionary, banker extraordinaire, community pillar and celebrated pioneer, is highly regarded in Singapore and internationally.

He retired from the UOB Board in 2018, following more than 60 years at the helm of the UOB Group. Under his leadership and guidance, UOB became one of the leading banks in Asia. During his term as Group Chairman and CEO, the Bank’s network expanded from 75 to more than 500 branches and offices globally and its assets increased from $2.8 billion to more than $253 billion through his pursuit of disciplined and sustainable growth.

Highlights of UOB’s expansion since 1965 include:

  • 1965 Opens 1st overseas branch in Hong Kong
  • 1971 Acquires majority stake in Chung Khiaw Bank (CKB)
    Opens Tokyo Branch
  • 1973 Acquires Lee Wah Bank
  • 1975 Opens London branch
  • 1977 Opens New York agency
  • 1980 Opens Los Angeles agency
  • 1983 Opens Seoul representative office
  • 1984 Opens Beijing representative office
  • 1985 Expands into Sydney and Xiamen
  • 1986 Expands into Vancouver
  • 1987 Acquires majority interest in Industrial & Commercial Bank
  • 1992 1st Singapore bank to set up office in Vietnam
    Sets up Taipei representative office
  • 1994 Expands into Yangon
  • 1997 UOB Malaysia merges with CKB Malaysia
  • 1998 Opens Shanghai branch
  • 1999 Acquires Westmont Bank in the Philippines
  • 1999 Acquires Radanasin Bank in Thailand
  • 2001 Acquires Overseas Union Bank
  • 2004 Acquires 96.1% in Bank of Asia Public Company in Thailand
  • 2005 Increases controlling stake of PT Bank Buana in Indonesia to 61.1%
  • 2009 Opens Mumbai branch
  • 2010 Merges PT Bank UOB Indonesia with PT Bank UOB Buana
  • 2015 Completes full acquisition of Far Eastern Bank
    Officially opens Yangon branch, adding to UOB’s unparalleled Southeast Asian network

Dr Wee has received many accolades for his business achievements and support of education, community welfare and the business community. Among the awards conferred on him are the Distinguished Service Order, Singapore National Day Award (2011), ASEAN Business Advisory Council Legacy Award for Singapore (2017) and Honorary Doctor of Letters from the National University of Singapore (2008) and Nanyang Technological University (2014).

Dr Wee remains as Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Adviser to share his wealth of experience and insight with the Board and Management.

Board of Directors

Wong Kan Seng

Wong Kan Seng

Chairman, Independent

Wee Ee Cheong

Wee Ee Cheong

Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Lien Jown Leam

Michael Lien Jown Leam

Non-Executive and Non-Independent

Wee Ee Lim

Wee Ee Lim

Non-Executive and Non-Independent

Steven Phan Swee Kim

Steven Phan Swee Kim

Independent

Dr Chia Tai Tee

Dr Chia Tai Tee

Independent

Tracey Woon Kim Hong

Tracey Woon Kim Hong

Independent

Dinh Ba Thanh

Dinh Ba Thanh

Independent

Teo Lay Lim

Teo Lay Lim

Independent

Board of Directors

Committees

Audit Committee
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  • Steven Phan Swee Kim (Chairman)
  • Dr Chia Tai Tee
  • Tracey Woon Kim Hong
  • Dr Chia Tai Tee (Chairman)
  • Wong Kan Seng
  • Wee Ee Cheong
  • Wee Ee Lim
  • Tracey Woon Kim Hong
  • Wong Kan Seng (Chairman)
  • Wee Ee Cheong
  • Michael Lien Jown Leam
  • Steven Phan Swee Kim
  • Teo Lay Lim
  • Steven Phan Swee Kim (Chairman)
  • Wong Kan Seng
  • Wee Ee Cheong
  • Michael Lien Jown Leam
  • Dr Chia Tai Tee
  • Tracey Woon Kim Hong (Chairman)
  • Wong Kan Seng
  • Wee Ee Lim
  • Steven Phan Swee Kim

Joyce Sia Ming Kuang
Theresa Sim Kwee Soik

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Internal Auditor
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Head, Group Audit
United Overseas Bank Limited
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External Auditor
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Singapore 048583
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Registered Office

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