Citibank Singapore's previous chief executive has headed to DBS Group Holdings, after news of his departure broke last Saturday.
Han Kwee Juan, the former Citibank Singapore chief, will be joining DBS Group Holdings effective April, the local bank announced on Monday.
The veteran banker will hold the title of Group head of strategy and planning, and will report to chief executive Piyush Gupta. He will also be a member of the Group Management Committee.
«Over the years, we’ve made it a point to build our leadership primarily through growing our own timber. We are pleased that we have many capable leaders as a consequence. However, from time to time, it is also good to supplement our bench with external talent, allowing us to gain from new perspectives,» said Gupta. The chief of DBS Group had started his own career at Citibank India, at the age of 22.
Tenure At Citi
Han joins DBS from Citibank after a 27-year career leading various businesses including consumer banking, corporate banking and transaction banking. He was most recently chief executive of Citi Singapore, a position he has held since 2012. In that role, he had oversight of Citi’s onshore retail banking, wealth management, cards and personal loans, mortgage and retail SME businesses in Singapore.
At DBS, Han will occupy the role previously held by Shee Tse Koon who has moved on to become DBS’ Singapore Country Head in December last year.