Bonghan Cho

Bonghan Cho


Independent Director

DBS Group Holdings & DBS Bank

Dr. Bonghan Cho was appointed to the Board of Directors of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd. on 26 April 2018. He is a member of the Nominating Committee, the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Management Development Committee.

Bonghan is the founder and the CEO of Equalkey Corp., Korea. Equalkey Corp’s vision is to transform mathematics and number education using an innovative curriculum and systematic approach, enabled by artificial intelligence (AI). He serves as member of the advisory board of AMO Labs Pte. Ltd.

Bonghan’s previous appointments include the following senior positions based in Seoul: Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, Group Deputy CEO and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Hana Financial Holdings, President & CEO of Hana INS, Senior Executive Vice President and CIO in Hana Bank, and as Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Next Banking Generation System in KB Kookmin Bank.

Bonghan holds a Ph.D and MS in Computer Science specialising in AI. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), USA after completing his undergraduate studies at the Seoul National University, South Korea. He is the recipient of a Silver-Medal Award in 1996 AAAI Robotics Competition, a World Championship Award in RoboCup-97 (the First Robot World Cup Soccer Games) and a Meritorious Service Award at USC in 1997.

Bonghan has also received recognition for his outstanding contributions in the advancement of the software industry, and has won the Republic of Korea President award in this field.