Mr. Lawrence Lua Gek Pong was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2020 and re-elected on 24 April 2020.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Miclyn Express Offshore Limited. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Azura Investment Partners Pte Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Lygend Resources & Technology Co Ltd and a Board Member of Maitri Asset Management Private Ltd.
Mr. Lua has an extensive and distinguished career in banking and finance, having started out with the Monetary Authority of Singapore before going on to serve in the Corporate Banking Groups of various foreign banks. In 1989, he moved into private banking where he held senior positions including Global Market Head and Country Head for Citibank Private Bank Singapore and Managing Director (Investments) for Merrill Lynch International Bank Singapore. He then went on to join DBS Bank in 2011 and served as Managing Director and Head of Private Bank for South East Asia, Member of the DBS Bank Singapore Management Committee and subsequently as Group Head of the Private Bank. He retired from DBS Bank at the end of 2022.
In addition to the above, he also served as Chairman of IBF Private Banking Industry Workgroup and Member of IBF Standards Committee from 2016 to 2020 and continues to serve on the Advisory Board for Wealth Management at the Singapore Management University. He has been the Founding Chairman of a not-for-profit child development organisation since 1991, as well as Chairman of the Nee Soon Link Citizens’ Consultative Committee since 2020. For his dedicated and commendable service rendered to the community, he was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) Public Service Medal by the Government of Singapore in 2021. He is also a Mentor to a social enterprise involved in helping the marginalised women and youth-at-risk.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Economics) from the National University of Singapore in 1982.