DBS Group Chairman Peter Seah conferred Institute of Directors (IOD), India Distinguished Fellowship

India.22 Dec 2017

First to receive Distinguished Fellowship from the ASEAN region

India, 22 Dec 2017 - Peter Seah Lim Huat, Chairman of DBS Group Holdings, was conferred the Institute of Directors (IOD) India, Distinguished Fellowship for the year 2017. Peter is IOD’s first Distinguished Fellow from ASEAN region.

Peter was recognised for his outstanding contribution towards business and society at IOD’s first ever Singapore Global Convention on Corporate Ethics & Risk Management held on 14 December 2017. The convention was supported by the High Commission of India in Singapore and was held in partnership with Singapore Business Federation and Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

Peter joined the Board of Directors of DBS Group on 16 November 2009 and assumed the role of Chairman on 1 May 2010. Peter also is the present Chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd and LaSalle College of the Arts Limited. Peter serves on the boards of GIC Private Limited, Asia Mobile Holdings Pte Ltd, Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd and STT Communications Ltd.

IOD is an independent, non-profit apex association of directors, to spearhead India's corporate revolution, and build brand India. It was established in 1990 and since inception IOD has played a stellar role in outlining and propagating the concept of quality, inside the corporate corridors, to coincide with India's Economic Reforms of 1991. Over the last 27 years, IOD has been organising its annual Global Conventions in India, London, Dubai, Europe, focusing on various boardroom issues by bringing together industry leaders, policy makers and board members from various parts of the world.


About DBS
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in the world.

DBS is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and has been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. The bank has also been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by several publications including The Banker, Global Finance, IFR Asia and Euromoney since 2012. In addition, the bank has been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for nine consecutive years from 2009 to 2017.

DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of its 23,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.