Head of Global Corporate Banking Named at OCBC Bank

Elaine Lam, OCBC Bank

Elaine Lam, OCBC Bank

Following the retirement of George Lee after 16 years with the bank, Singapore’s OCBC has created a new role of Head of Global Corporate Banking

In this new role, Elaine Lam Su Yen, who has over 20 years of corporate banking experience, takes responsibility for OCBC Bank's corporate banking business, the bank said in a statement to finews.asia. Lam's portfolio will include Wholesale Corporate Marketing, China Business Office, Real Estate, Global Commodities Finance as well as the Bank's corporate banking business in all overseas offices.

She joined OCBC Bank 15 years ago as a Relationship Manager with the Wholesale Corporate Marketing unit. In June 2005 she was appointed co-Head of Wholesale Corporate Marketing, and became Head of Wholesale Corporate Banking in June 2006, a position she held for nine years.

Seized the China Opportunity

In 2011, she spearheaded the set-up of the regional Structured/Project Finance business to capitalise on the growing opportunities in utilities and infrastructure finance in the region. She also set up OCBC Bank’s China Office Business in 2012, which strategically positioned the bank to successfully capture the increasing flows from China into Singapore and the region.

Her professional experience prior to joining OCBC Bank includes corporate banking and relationship management roles in ABN Amro Bank and UOB Bank, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an auditor.



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