As the Head of DBS Foundation, Leona Tan drives the focus on championing social entrepreneurship in Asia. The Foundation is an endeavor from DBS Bank to make an even greater impact in addressing Asia’s evolving social needs.
In her previous role as APAC Head of Community Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion in UBS, Leona advised management and employees to ensure that community related matters and diversity and inclusion are addressed as a business imperative. The role included strategising the UBS APAC community footprint and roadmap to create deep impact and managing UBS’s community investments and relationships, as well as curating and designing diversity and inclusion initiatives. She worked closely with regional and local management committees to ensure connectivity and energy around the region to drive APAC employee engagement in the local community.
Prior to UBS, Leona was a legal counsel for the capital markets business in various global investment banks. Leona made a career switch a decade ago and since has thrived in the ability to create positive and meaningful social impact.