DBS names Alfian Sharifuddin as head of Technology & Operations for Hong Kong and China

Source: DBS

DBS Hong Kong today announced the appointments of Soh Kian Tiong as Senior Risk Executive, Nimish Panchmatia as head of Global Transaction Services, and Alfian Sharifuddin as head of Technology & Operations for Hong Kong and China.

Soh Kian Tiong assumes the role of Senior Risk Executive from Monique Lau, who will be retiring on 1 July. Prior to his appointment, Soh Kian Tiong was DBS’ head of Financial Institutions Group in Singapore, and previously head of credit risk. During Monique’s 16 years with the bank, she successfully broadened and deepened DBS’ risk management capabilities in Greater China, and cultivated a strong risk control, compliance and conduct environment across the bank.

Nimish has been with DBS since 2010, and was most recently head of Technology & Operations for Hong Kong and China. As head of Global Transaction Services, Nimish succeeds Soh Fern Boey, who spent the past seven years growing DBS’ cash management and trade finance business in Hong Kong.

With Nimish’s appointment, Alfian Sharifuddin takes over as head of Technology & Operations for Hong Kong and China. Alfian has been with the bank across multiple markets for nearly two decades, and is a leader in technology and digital innovation.

Soh Kian Tiong, Nimish, and Alfian will be reporting to DBS Hong Kong CEO Sebastian Paredes.

DBS Hong Kong CEO Sebastian Paredes said, “With these senior appointments, we are further entrenching our position as a leading bank for SMEs and corporates in Hong Kong. As we take our business to the next level and continue to strengthen our franchise, it is important to build deep bench strength in the bank, and execute against our strategy, through innovative customer solutions, delivering a next generation customer experience, and a strong focus on enhancing our financial and banking capabilities to our customers.”
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