Asia


“My role as CEO is to lead by engagement, to create a conducive environment for people not the CEO, to perform”


“My role as CEO is to lead by engagement, to create a conducive environment for people not the CEO, to perform”

May 2016

OCBC Bank’s CEO Samuel Tsien is steering the bank to remain true to its nature: of being a commercial bank, an intermediary for people. It will not be distracted by technological adoption and investment for the sake of earning a little return for the bank, but whether the technology will do something for the customer. […]


“We never thought that China can be our partner”


“We never thought that China can be our partner”

February 2016

China and India have been bruited about as the Asian giants most likely to go head to head. However, as China seeks low-cost countries and joint ventures, Modi Enterprises owner KK Modi says India is rolling out the welcome mat as it operationalises “make in India”: manufacture and improve the standard of living in India. […]


“The same culture creates power in the organisation.”


“The same culture creates power in the organisation.”

August 2015

Boontuck Wungcharoen, CEO of TMB Bank, who led the transformation of the bank into a leading innovator in the transaction banking business in the country discusses what it means to be a leader, a change agent and making a difference in the banking community. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please […]


“The best way to manage change is: You lead the change.  If someone else leads the change, you have more pain.”


“The best way to manage change is: You lead the change. If someone else leads the change, you have more pain.”

August 2015

In this on-stage conversation with Boontuck Wungcharoen, CEO of TMB Bank and chairman of Thai Bankers’ Association, at a conference organised by SWIFT, he discusses the agenda for transforming the Thai banking community to respond to new challenges coming from technology and innovation. Khun Boontuck gives his insight on the priorities that the Thai Bankers’ […]


“I think the biggest competitors are non-bank institutions”


“I think the biggest competitors are non-bank institutions”

April 2015

Li Zhenxi, chairman, Baoshang Bank, discusses strength in the small and micro business communities, competing internationally and solving the profitability problem for small banks. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“Ethics is code of conduct; how you behave, your values”


“Ethics is code of conduct; how you behave, your values”

April 2015

Conversation with Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group, on early days of the bank, the role of technology and ethics within the banking profession. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“We try to break down the walls between what is business and what is humanity”


“We try to break down the walls between what is business and what is humanity”

April 2015

Conversation with Tim Kobe, Founder and CEO of Eight Inc., on working with Apple’s Steve Jobs, the essence of good design and reasons why customer experience fails to differentiate in banking. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“To make the Rmb an international currency is impossible at this point”


“To make the Rmb an international currency is impossible at this point”

November 2014

Eisuke Sakakibara , former vice minister, ministry of finance, Japan, discusses quantitative easing, role of renminbi internationalisation, relationships between regulators, central banks, and ministries of finance.