Mr. Piyush Gupta is Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group, as well as Director of DBS’ subsidiary companies, The Islamic Bank of Asia Limited and DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with assets of USD 300 billion, and with over 200 branches across 15 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore with over four million customers and also has a growing presence in Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. DBS earned the Global Finance's "Safest Bank in Asia" accolade for five consecutive years, from 2009 to 2013.
Prior to joining DBS, Piyush was Citigroup’s Chief Executive Officer for South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Piyush began his career with Citibank in India in 1982 and over the years, held various senior management roles across Citi's corporate and consumer banking businesses, including Head of Strategic Planning for Emerging Markets and Regional Director for Global Transaction Services for Asia Pacific. He has also served as Citi's Country Officer for Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore respectively.
Piyush’s external appointments include serving on the Group of Experts to the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum and on the boards of The Institute of Banking and Finance, Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund, the MasterCard Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa Regional Advisory Board, the Institute of International Finance and Human Capital Leadership Institute. He is an advisory board member of Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, and a council member of Singapore Business Federation. Piyush is also a Managing Council member of Indian Business-leaders’ Roundtable (under SINDA) and the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Singapore.
Married with two children, Piyush has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.