Board of directors

Dr. Wee Cho Yaw

Dr Wee Cho Yaw was first appointed on 26 June 1992, and last
re-elected as Director on 27 April 2022.

A distinguished banker with more than 60 years’ experience and a veteran in the banking, insurance, real estate and hospitality industries, Dr Wee has received national and regional awards and industry accolades for his business achievements and support of education, community welfare and the business community.

Present Directorship(s) and Other Principal Commitment(s)

  • United Overseas Insurance Limited* (Chairman)
  • UOL Group Limited* (Chairman)
  • Haw Par Corporation Limited* (Chairman)
  • United Overseas Bank Limited* (Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Adviser)
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited (Chairman)
  • Marina Centre Holdings Private Limited (Chairman)
  • Nanyang Technological University (Pro-Chancellor)
  • Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Honorary President)
  • Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (Honorary President)
  • Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (Honorary President)
  • Wee Foundation (Chairman)
  • Chung Cheng High School (Chairman)

* Listed companies

Past Directorship(s) in Listed Companies and Principal Commitments held over the preceding five years

  • Far Eastern Bank Limited (till May 2018)
  • United Overseas Bank Limited (till April 2018)

Academic, Professional Qualification(s) & Achievement(s)

  • Chinese high school education
  • ASEAN Business Advisory Council Legacy Award for Singapore (2017)
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2014)
  • The Distinguished Service Order, Singapore National Day Award (2011)
  • The Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, National University of Singapore (2008)
  • Credit Suisse-Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)
  • Businessman of the Year, Singapore Business Awards (2001 and 1990)

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