In an environment that's as complex as Asia, you can always be assured that there's a complete team of experts here for you.
Tan Su Shan
Group Head of Wealth Management
Ms Tan Su Shan joined DBS in July 2010 as Managing Director and Group Head of Wealth Management.
Prior to joining DBS, Su Shan was Morgan Stanley's Head of Private Wealth Management for Southeast Asia. Before re-joining Morgan Stanley in May 2008, she was a Region Head for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei for Citi Private Bank. She was responsible for the private bank's overall business and a board director of Citi Trust Singapore. Su Shan was also the Singapore Investment Centre Head.
Prior to that, she was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley in Singapore, serving from 1997 to 2005 as an investment adviser to high net worth families, corporates and institutions in the region.
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Su Shan spent eight years in ING Baring Securities in institutional equity sales, working in key financial hubs in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Su Shan was the founder and past president of the Financial Women's Association in Singapore, and a board member of Aetos Security Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. She also sits on the investment committee of Ministry of Health Holdings and is a board member of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. In addition, Su Shan is a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Private Banking Advisory Group.
Married with two children, Su Shan is actively involved in fund-raising for various Singaporean charities and sits on the board of Singapore's KK Hospital Health Endowment Fund, which provides financial support to needy patients. She was a past board member of the National Museum and a member of the International Women's Foundation and the Young Presidents Organisation. On the education front, she is an advisor to Raffles Girls Primary School and the SJI International School.
Su Shan graduated with a Master of Arts from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, where she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. In February 2006, she was selected by Citi Private Bank to participate in the Senior Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.
Lim Say Boon
Chief Investment Officer
DBS Private Bank
Lim Say Boon is the Chief Investment Officer for DBS Private Bank.
In a career spanning 28 years, Say Boon has held senior positions in both banking/finance and the financial media internationally. Prior to joining DBS, Say Boon was the Chief Investment Strategist for Standard Chartered Bank, Group Wealth Management and Private Banking. He was also the Joint Head of Standard Chartered Bank's Investment and Advisory Office and Chairman of Standard Chartered Private Bank's Global Investment Council.
Over the years, Say Boon has also worked as Director of Research for Standard Chartered Indonesia; Research Manager for Standard Chartered Securities Singapore; Regional Research Manager for Societe Generale-Crosby Securities; Head of Investment Research for the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC); Director, and Portfolio Counselling, for Citigroup Private Bank.
Say Boon has also held senior positions in the financial media in the 1980s when he was Finance Editor for The Herald-Sun and the Sunday Herald newspapers in Australia. The Herald-Sun was the largest circulation newspaper in Australia and is part of the News Corporation group.
Olivier E. Crespin
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Olivier Crespin joined DBS in July 2010 as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for DBS Private Bank. In October 2010, he expanded his responsibilities to cover the entire Wealth Management arena, including DBS Treasures.
Prior to joining DBS, Olivier was Citibank's Global Head of Operations for Private Banking. Concurrently, in his global role, he was International Head of Smith Barney's Operations.
During his 15-year tenure at Citibank, Olivier has held different business and operational positions across Europe, Latin America, Asia and North America.
Olivier's career started with BNP (Banque Nationale de Paris) Argentina where he was Director of Sovereign Debt Administration (Brady Plan).
Olivier is well versed in English, French and Spanish and has wide international exposure. His public service awards included "Singapore most supportive boss" by the Singapore Sports Council and "Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H. Leader" by the Health Promotion Board. Olivier has a "Maitrise en Droit" Master Degree in Law from the Metz University, France.
Olivier resides in Singapore with his wife and three daughters.
Regional Investment and Treasury Products Head
Consumer Banking Group
V Arivazhagan is Managing Director and Head of Regional Investment and Treasury Products for consumer banking and private banking for DBS Bank.
His team works with various counterparties to originate and market product solutions to the different consumer banking and private banking segments in line with their needs and risk profile.
The products covered include Fixed Income, FX, Equities and Funds.
Prior to joining the Consumer Banking Group in 2009, Ari was the Investment Product Head for Private Banking in Hong Kong.
Ari began his career with DBS Bank in 1988, providing advice on Treasury and Markets solutions to corporations and financial institutions.
Ari holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from National University of Singapore and MBA from London Business School.
Koh Kar Siong
Managing Director and Regional Head
DBS Treasures & Treasures Private Client
Koh Kar Siong joined DBS in 2003 and is currently Managing Director and Regional Head of DBS Treasures & Treasures Private Client. He is responsible for strengthening DBS Treasures' proposition to further deepen its engagement with the Asia's affluent and to grow the wealth management business in the region.
Prior to this role, Kar Siong held various positions within DBS Group including the Head of POSB; Head of Consumer Deposit & Secured Lending; Head of Cards & Unsecured Lending and Head of Consumer Marketing & Research.
Before joining DBS, Kar Siong was the Vice President / Product Head for automobile financing unit with Citibank's consumer banking division in Singapore.
He was recruited in 1993 under Citigroup's prestigious Global Management Associate Program upon completion of tertiary education with the National University of Singapore. Through the program, he was given a fast track career development path that led to specialist role in consumer assets lending.
A Singapore Citizen married with 2 children, Kar Siong holds a Bachelor's Degree (with Merits) major in Statistics & Geography from National University Of Singapore. He is a Council Member in the Singapore Kindness Movement.
Senior Vice President
Head of DBS Treasures Private Client, Singapore
Steven started his career with Citibank, taking on a series of sales and product management roles in its Global Consumer Bank, Singapore. He first joined DBS in 2004 as a Business Director for DBS Treasures, covering Malaysia and Greater China.
He was awarded the DBS Chairman's Award for 3 consecutive years as the top Business Director in DBS Treasures.
In March 2010, Steven left DBS to head Standard Chartered Bank Priority Banking (Offshore Unit). He subsequently re-joined DBS in June 2011 to lead DBS Treasures Private Client.
Steven graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Business (Banking).
He is married with 2 children and plays tennis
Senior Vice President
Head of DBS Treasures Private Client, Hong Kong
Olivia joined DBS in July 2010 to set up the Treasures Offshore team in Hong Kong. Subsequently, when DBS Treasures Private Client was launched in July 2011, Olivia took on the appointment of Head of DBS Treasures Private Client, Hong Kong to lead the team in establishing this new platform.
Before joining DBS, Olivia worked in Citibank for 7 years and ABN Amro Bank for 6 years. Olivia spearheaded the launch of the Van Gogh Preferred Banking International at ABN Amro, where she managed over 35 relationship managers serving offshore clients in the Greater China and South East Asia region.
Olivia graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with Bachelor degree (Hons) in Business Administration (Major in Finance).
In her leisure time, Olivia is an avid traveller and enjoys meeting people from different parts of the world.
Treasury & Markets-Wealth Management Solutions
Donne Lee is currently managing director and head of Wealth Management solutions in the Treasury & Markets (T&M) group. He was concurrently the regional head of Investment Advisory in Private Banking from 2006 to 2010.
Donne joined DBS in 1987 and has 24 years of treasury market and products experience. Besides driving T&M's client advisory platform to promote structured investment products to the consumer and private bank, Donne is also heading FX margin trading group servicing the high net worth trading clientele. Prior to 2002, he was with T&M's corporate advisory desk.
Donne graduated from the University of Oregon, USA in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in Finance.
Audra Seah Li Khen
Senior Vice President
Head of Investment Advisory, Singapore
Audra Seah joined DBS Private Bank in September 2000 as Head of Fixed Income and Structured Products.
Currently, she oversees a team of product specialists who provide investment solutions and execution capabilities to our clients. She also looks after a team of Investment Counsellors who cover the bank’s key clients, providing dedicated advisory services.
Audra has more than 10 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Prior to joining DBS, she spent 3 years with the Investment Advisory Group in HSBC Private Bank. She started her career in the institutional sales area and has worked with Deutsche Bank and Westpac.
Audra graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Business degree, and obtained a Master of Applied Finance from the Macquarie University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Audra speaks fluent English and Mandarin and is married with 2 children.
Adeline Poon Siu Ki
Senior Vice President
Head of Fiduciary Services
Adeline Poon joined DBS Private Bank in January 2007 as Head of Fiduciary Services in Singapore.
Adeline practiced as a wealth planner with 15 years of experience in the trust and fiduciary services industry in Singapore. She focuses on international cross border succession planning and family wealth issues.
Prior to joining DBS, she worked at Coutts Bank as a senior consultant in their Trust and Fiduciary Services department. In her earlier career, she spent 7 years at HSBC Trustee (Singapore) Limited and held various roles in trust administration and wealth planning. To date, Adeline has structured in excess of US$3 billion worth of assets.
Adeline graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Joint Honours in Finance and Economics). She also holds a law degree LLB (Hon.) from the University of London. Adeline is registered as a UK Society of Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP) member.
Adeline speaks fluent English and Mandarin. She is married and enjoys travelling.