Corporate Governance

DBS is committed to achieving corporate fairness, transparency and accountability through a well-defined corporate governance structure. The board of DBS Group has adopted codes of conduct, as well as management systems to improve compliance to these codes, based on the regulations and guidelines issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX). DBS considers good corporate governance to be the cornerstone of a well-managed organisation and strives to continually improve its governance framework.

DBS' 2013 annual report contains reports on corporate governance and risk management that describe DBS' main practices in these areas. Read more here.

A critical element of Corporate Governance at DBS is an active board and management committee structure that undertakes a careful review of decision making within the Group at various levels.

Executive Committee

The committee reviews strategic matters such as country and business strategies, and strategic mergers and acquisitions. The Board has delegated to Executive Committee the authority to approve credit lines, decide on non-strategic investments and divestments, and to review budget and financial plans. Executive Committee's authority is defined in its terms of reference and is aligned to the Group Approving Authority, an internal framework to ensure that the delegation of authority at various levels is consistently applied throughout the Group.

Audit Committee

The committee supervises the Group's internal controls and interacts with the external auditor to ensure compliance with regulations governing accounting standards and financial reporting.

Nominating Committee

The Committee searches for Board nominees and assesses their suitability and independence. It also ensures that Board members commit appropriate amounts of their time to discharge their duties and performs an annual evaluation of directors.

Compensation and Management Development Committee

The Committee oversees compensation policies and management development to ensure that the remuneration policies are in line with strategic objectives.

Board Risk Management Committee

The Committee reviews issues such as capital adequacy and the effectiveness of risk management practices and policies.

Chairman Committee member

 AuditNominatingBoard Risk ManagementCompensation and Management DevelopmentExecutive
Peter Seah Lim Huat
Piyush Gupta
Bart Joseph Broadman
Euleen Goh Yiu Kiang
Ho Tian Yee
Nihal Kaviratne CBE
Ow Foong Pheng
Andre Sekulic
Danny Teoh Leong Kay
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