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. […]


“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 Here is the transcript of the video Ties […]


“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 Here […]


“The banking system has been a terrible disappointment because it failed”


“The banking system has been a terrible disappointment because it failed”

November 2012

Conversation with Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel laureate and founder of Grameen Bank, on


“Basis for finance is helping and assisting another corporation to survive”


“Basis for finance is helping and assisting another corporation to survive”

May 2012

(Part I of III) Conversation with Lee Soon Woo, CEO of Woori Bank, on the case for privatisation, and how to achieve it


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”

April 2012

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Teresita Sy-Coson, Chairman of SM Group and Banco De Oro, on – how banking became an integral part of the SM retail empire.


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”


“Building a retail bank with a retailer approach”

April 2012

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Teresita Sy-Coson, Chairman of SM Group and Banco De Oro, on – the difficult years of acrymonious banking mergers.