RETAIL BANKING | Cesar Tordesillas, Malaysia

Wong appointed CEO of UOB Malaysia

Wong Kim Choong will take over as chief executive officer of United Overseas Bank Malaysia from Chan Kok Seong.

UOB said Chan has moved to Singapore to take on the role of chief risk officer at UOB Group.

“Wong, aged 55, has close to three decades of corporate and retail banking experience across the group’s regional network," the UOB stated.

He was previously president/chief executive officer of UOB (Thai) plc (UOB Thai) where he managed the integration of UOB Radanasin Bank and Bank of Asia to form UOB Thai. Prior to that, Wong spent 16 years with UOB Ltd in Singapore and six years with UOB Malaysia.

Wong said he would focus on driving organic growth at UOB Malaysia and continue to develop the bank’s corporate, commercial, business and retail banking businesses.

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