DBS appoints veteran banker Han Kwee Juan as Group Head of Strategy and Planning
Han, a career Citibanker, will join DBS in April
SINGAPORE,11 February 2019 -
DBS Group Holdings announced today that veteran banker Han Kwee Juan will be joining the bank as Group Head of Strategy and Planning in April. In this role, Han will report to CEO Piyush Gupta and be a member of the Group Management Committee.
Han joins DBS from Citibank after a 27-year career leading various businesses including consumer banking, corporate banking and transaction banking. He was most recently CEO of Citi Singapore, a position he has held since 2012. In this role, he had oversight of Citi’s onshore retail banking, wealth management, cards and personal loans, mortgage and retail SME businesses in Singapore.
At DBS, Han will occupy the role previously held by Shee Tse Koon who, as part of the bank’s commitment to people development, moved on to become DBS’ Singapore Country Head in December last year.
Said DBS CEO Piyush Gupta, “Over the years, we’ve made it a point to build our leadership primarily through growing our own timber. We are pleased that we have many capable leaders as a consequence. However, from time to time, it is also good to supplement our bench with external talent, allowing us to gain from new perspectives. Kwee Juan will be a good addition, and I look forward to leading this solid team as we continue on our journey to enrich lives, transform businesses and make a sustainable difference in the communities we operate in.”
Han has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Information Systems degree from the National University of Singapore and a Masters of Banking and Finance from Nanyang Technological University. He is also a graduate of the Asian Financial Leadership Programme in 2016.
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 are among the highest in the world.
Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “Global Bank of the Year
” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World
” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank
” by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia
” award by Global Finance for ten consecutive years from 2009 to 2018.
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 our 26,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com