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Sim is responsible for leading DBS’ regional wealth management and consumer banking business, following his appointment to the role with effect from 1 January 2019. Prior to this, he spent eight years as DBS’ first country head with dedicated oversight for Singapore, during which he focused on delivering greater synergy and value across the bank’s Singapore franchise.

Sim is also Chairman of DBS Vickers Securities Holdings Pte Ltd. He has over 35 years of banking experience spanning Asia, North America and the Middle East. Previously, Sim was the President and CEO of Nikko Citigroup Ltd. He was appointed Chairman of Singapore Land Authority in August 2014 and also sits on the Board of Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. in Japan, and on the Board of ST Engineering. He has also been appointed as Singapore’s High Commissioner-Designate (Non-Resident) to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

 

Joseph Poon is Managing Director and Group Head of DBS Private Bank. He is also Head of Treasures Private Clients for Singapore and Hong Kong locations. In addition, he is also the Head of the Singapore Investment Centre, and a Member of DBS Singapore Management Committee. He also serves on the various committees within the bank, including the Singapore Human Capital Committee and the Business Control Committee. Prior to that, he was the Region Head of Southeast Asia.

Joseph has over 20 years of banking experience and joined DBS from UBS where he was Southeast Asia Head of the Ultra High Net Worth segment. He was also the Head of Global Family Office, Southeast Asia. Joseph was leading the businesses that drove the strategic growth for UBS’ highest valued clients by delivering bespoke solutions across the bank’s Investment Banking, Asset Management and Wealth Management segments.

Joseph was the Head of Co-Investments & Private Equity, and a Member of Julius Baer’s Asia Management Committee. Prior to Julius Baer, he was the Asia Head of Macquarie’s Private Wealth business, which he had established. Before joining Macquarie Private Bank, he was the Head of JPMorgan Private Bank, Southeast Asia.

Joseph graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts, from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is a CFA charter holder and has served as a board member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Association Singapore for 16 years.

 

 

Woon Shiu has over 20 years of expertise in marketing, client development and professional training aspects of family office structuring, trust, high net worth life insurance strategies and estate planning services in Asia Pacific, with particular emphasis on China, Taiwan, Hong Kong & South East Asia. He has extensive experience in advising numerous ultra-high networth families in Asia Pacific in the strategic structuring of their estate and succession concerns, and also regularly engages multi-generations of such families on the establishment and implementation of their family governance and philanthropy strategies. Woon Shiu is concurrently Adjunct Professor at the Wealth Management Institute of Nanyang Technological University of Singapore where he regularly lectures on wealth structuring & estate succession for private bankers, lawyers and trust practitioners. He has also been invited to speak as a guest lecturer in overseas universities such as Tsinghua University Beijing and Xiamen University China. His views on issues relating to family business succession, family governance and family offices are featured regularly in media such as the Financial Times, Barron’s Asia, South China Morning Post, China Daily, the Singapore Business Times and the Hong Kong Economic Times. In his leisure time, Woon Shiu contributes as a volunteer art docent where he has been serving at the Singapore Art Museum for over 22 years and the National Gallery since its inauguration.

 

Rudiger joined DBS Private Bank as Managing Director and Regional Head of International in November 2018, bringing over 25 years of experience in the banking industry with him.

Since 1 January 2020, Rudiger is the Region Head for ASEAN and International. In his last role, Rudiger was the Head of Wealth Management and Private Banking cum Regional CEO (Europe and Americas) at First Abu Dhabi Bank.

Before that, he had a 7-year tenure as the CEO of the Global Wealth Division at NBAD. During that time, he built NBAD’s wealth-focused activities - comprising of Private Banking, Asset Management, Brokerage, and Custody – bringing NBAD to a leading position among Arab providers of wealth and asset management in the MENA region.

Prior to that, Rudiger was with ABN AMRO for 19 years, where he assumed a wide range of senior roles in Private Banking, Group Strategic and Corporate Finance. He has vast experience in the European banking scene, having worked in Holland, Germany, France and Vienna. He last position with ABN AMRO was as the Group CEO of the Private Banking division. He was also a member of ABN AMRO’s Group Business Committee.

Rudiger is based in Dubai. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

 

 

V Arivazhagan became the COO of the Consumer Banking & Wealth Management Group in August 2014. He is responsible for implementing key business and operational strategies, and developing a leading, integrated client experience across the bank’s retail and wealth segments. Previously Head of Regional Investment and Treasury Products for the Consumer Banking Group, V Arivazhagan originated and marketed product solutions to fit the needs and risk profiles of DBS clients.

Prior to joining the Consumer Banking Group in 2009, Ari was the Investment Product Head for DBS Bank Ltd's Private Bank in Hong Kong. Ari began his career with DBS Bank Ltd in 1988, providing advice on Treasury and Markets solutions to corporations and financial institutions.