UOB HeartbeatStories of Good

Our regional volunteering efforts

Inspiring others to take action

richard soh

"My giving journey started way back in 2018 as a UOB Heartbeat volunteer. I come from a very humble background and growing up, my family was rich in happiness and not money. That has shaped my hands to give, knowing that my simple act of caring can create an endless ripple. Giving hope and sharing joy also provides me the time to reflect on my own life as well.”

Richard Soh
Regular UOB Heartbeat Volunteer
Executive Director and Head of Integrated Fraud Management
Group Risk Management, Group Governance, Risk & Compliance

jetno tsai

“I am thrilled to receive more than I have given—those priceless smiles on the children’s faces, the small wins when they achieve certain milestones and the friendships forged with my fellow volunteers whom I still keep in good contact. I would like to encourage more colleagues to volunteer because alone we can do so little, together we can transform the world. Let us keep the good going.”

Jetno Tsai
Top UOB Heartbeat Employee of the Year 2019
First Vice President
Personal Financial Services, Group Retail

marlina mustapa

“I have always wanted to find the chance to give back to society and the opportunity arose when I saw this programme from Malaysia’s Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO).

This was an eye-opening experience for me as the students who participated were mainly from the suburbs that require them to travel far from home or to climb up a hill just to get internet connection. This experience has taught me to be grateful for our facilities in the city. It is definitely one of best volunteering experiences that I have so far."

Marlina Mustapa
Highest Repeat Volunteer Award Winner, Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO) Volunteerism Award 2020, representing UOB Malaysia