David Gledhill is Group Executive and Head of Group Technology & Operations at DBS Bank, a leading Asian bank.
David brings with him over 25 years of experience in the financial service industry and has spent over 20 years in Asia. Prior to joining DBS in 2008, he held progressively senior positions with regional responsibilities in JP Morgan where he was involved with several mergers, off-shoring, as well as the regionalisation of the bank’s operations. He last held the position of Head of Investment Bank Operations, Asia at JP Morgan.
As Head of Group Technology & Operations at DBS, David manages over 5,000 staff across the region and is focused on strengthening the bank’s technology and infrastructure platform to drive greater resilience, organisational flexibility and innovation. Executing against DBS’ strategy to drive Asian service, insights and innovation, David spearheads several transformation initiatives including customer experience and process innovation.
David’s portfolio also includes responsibility for the group’s procurement and real estate initiatives. He oversees the execution of the bank’s multi-year, multi-market strategic occupancy programme. The programme also involves creating a workplace that fosters ideation and collaboration with the bank’s move to its new headquarters and major operating hubs across the region.
David is a Director of Singapore Clearing House Pte Ltd and a member of IBM Advisory Board. He is also Board Advisor to Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Information Systems. A British citizen, David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computing and Electronics, from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom.
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.