CEOs


“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 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’ […]


“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


“Real innovation takes place on the edge of transformation”


“Real innovation takes place on the edge of transformation”

February 2013

Conversation with John Sculley, former CEO of Apple and PepsiCo, on


“Community is the hardest thing to build in financial services today”


“Community is the hardest thing to build in financial services today”

November 2012

Conversation with Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO of SWIFT, on


“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


“If you’re big in diversification it reduces the risk”


“If you’re big in diversification it reduces the risk”

April 2012

Conversation with Dick Kovacevich, chairman emeritus of Wells Fargo, on – sub-prime mortgages – the discipline required in risk management – the impact of regulatory costs on financial services