DBS appoints veteran banker as head of strategy and planning

DBS Group Holdings have appointed veteran banker Han Kwee Juan as group head of strategy and planning, to commence in April. He will report to CEO Piyush Gupta and be a member of the Group Management Committee.

Han joins DBS from Citibank after 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.

Says 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.

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