"Honour and integrity must never be compromised in a banker. These values have guided us since our founding in 1935."
Dr Wee Cho Yaw, visionary, banker extraordinaire, community pillar and celebrated pioneer, is highly regarded in Singapore and internationally.
He retired from the UOB Board in 2018, following more than 60 years at the helm of the UOB Group. Under his leadership and guidance, UOB became one of the leading banks in Asia. During his term as Group Chairman and CEO, the Bank’s network expanded from 75 to more than 500 branches and offices globally and its assets increased from $2.8 billion to more than $253 billion through his pursuit of disciplined and sustainable growth.
Highlights of UOB’s expansion since 1965 include:
Dr Wee has received many accolades for his business achievements and support of education, community welfare and the business community. Among the awards conferred on him are the Distinguished Service Order, Singapore National Day Award (2011), ASEAN Business Advisory Council Legacy Award for Singapore (2017) and Honorary Doctor of Letters from the National University of Singapore (2008) and Nanyang Technological University (2014).
Dr Wee remains as Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Adviser to share his wealth of experience and insight with the Board and Management.
Beh Ean Lim
Theresa Sim Kwee Soik
80 Raffles Place
Co. Reg. No. 193500026Z
Tel: (65) 6222 2121 (calling from overseas)
1800 222 2121 (within Singapore)
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