Our Team

Our wealth management experts

Meet our finest and most talented professionals - a team that brings together years of expertise and experience in building wealth.

 

SIM S. LIM
Managing Director
Group Head of Consumer Banking Group & Wealth Management

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.

 

 

HOU WEY FOOK, CFA
Managing Director
Chief Investment Officer
Consumer Banking Group & Wealth Management

Hou Wey Fook assumed the role of Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in September 2017. He leads a team of investment strategists and communications specialists within the CIO office, to establish and curate DBS's recommended investment strategies.

Wey Fook has 30 years of fund management experience under his belt. He started his career at Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) followed by OCBC Asset Management. Under his leadership at OCBC Asset Management, he has consistently won the industry's accolades including “The Best Manager – Mixed Asset Class”.

Before joining DBS, Wey Fook spent 10 years as Managing Director in Bank of Singapore where he held various roles including Chief Investment Officer, and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management (DPM) and Funds.

Wey Fook graduated with an Engineering degree from National University of Singapore and holds the CFA Charter.

 

JOSEPH POON
Managing Director
Global Head of DBS Private Bank

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.Read More

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.

 

V ARIVAZHAGAN
Chief Operating Officer
Consumer Banking & Wealth Management Group

V Arivazhagan was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Banking & Wealth Management Group in August 2014. In this role, he will implement our key business and operational strategies, and work with internal and external partners to develop a leading, integrated client experience across the bank’s retail and wealth segments. He was previously Head of Regional Investment and Treasury Products for the Consumer Banking Group where his team worked with various counterparties to originate and market product solutions to the different consumer banking and private banking segments in line with their needs and risk profile.Read More

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.

Ari holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.

 

DARYL WONG
Executive Director
Head of DBS Treasures Private Client
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Daryl Wong is Executive Director and Head of DBS Treasures Private Client. Daryl has more than 20 years of extensive investment product and advisory sales experience and was previously Head of Investment Advisory and Treasury Sales of the Consumer Banking Group and Wealth Management at DBS Hong Kong.Read More

Prior to joining DBS, Daryl worked in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, in investment advisory, and investment product management and sales.

Daryl obtained an MBA from The University of Western Australia.

 

ALEX TAN
Managing Director
Head of Investment Product and Advisory,
Hong Kong Wealth Management
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Alex Tan is Head of Investment Products & Advisory for Hong Kong Wealth Management. Alex joined DBS Private bank Singapore in 2003 as a Fixed Income product specialist and became the Head of Fixed Income in 2011 for wealth management office. His role was further expanded in 2016 when he became the Head of Capital Market products & Execution overseeing all Private Banking (PB)/ Treasures Private Client (TPC) capital market products as well as the central dealing team.Read More In his current role, Alex has management responsibilities over the Hong Kong PB/TPC Investment Product teams, Advisory teams (comprising of Investment Counselors, FX Advisory and Equity Advisory team). In addition, Alex has oversight responsibilities over the Hong Kong based Regional External Asset Management desk as well as the Wealth Chief Investment Office (North Asia).

Alex has more than 20 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Prior to joining DBS, Alex was a senior dealer in a Swiss wealth/fund management company trading equity, fixed income and foreign exchange products for private wealth clients/mandate funds and before that he was as an equity trader in a local securities firm focusing on trading cash equities for retail and institutional clients.

Alex graduated from National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Arts degree.