Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) announced the creation of a new role, Group Chief Operating Officer, for a unified leadership to drive and accelerate transformation. The Group COO will build on the Bank’s strength of innovations and transformation in the use of technology, data and design to develop solutions and customer journeys that meet the changing needs of individuals and businesses.
To spearhead the Bank’s next phase of transformation, Lim Khiang Tong, who is currently OCBC Bank’s Executive Vice President and Head of Group Operations & Technology, will be appointed the Group COO with effect from 21 June 2021. Lim will report to Helen Wong, the Group CEO.
Lim will continue to oversee his existing portfolio of responsibilities including the operations and technology functions. He will also focus on intensifying the Bank’s capability building and competency alignment in technology, data science and analytics and design.
Lim has over 30 years of management experience in strategic technology development, information technology, process-reengineering, project management and banking operations. He was conferred the IBF Distinguished Fellow award in 2020 in the area of technology by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF).
Lim joined the Bank’s IT Management team in 2000. He was appointed Head of IT management in January 2002. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Head of Group Information Technology in December 2007. In May 2010, he assumed the role of Head of Group Operations and Technology.