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DBS Names New Malaysia Country Head

DBS Names New Malaysia Country Head

(2 March 2021 – Malaysia) DBS Bank has appointed Raof Latiff as the new Malaysia country head, taking over from Jeffrey Ling, who will be retiring from the role and taking on a senior advisory role.

Besides heading up the Malaysia operations from June 1 this year, Latiff will continue to oversee DBS' institutional banking ecosystems and strategic platform partnerships.

Latiff, who joined DBS in 2017, was most recently its group head of digital for institutional banking and group head of global transaction services product management. Latiff has over 25 years of banking experience and he previously held senior positions in the region with the likes of Citigroup, JPMorgan and HSBC.

Lim Soon Chong will succeed Latiff and has been appointed to his new role from January 1 for a smooth transition. He will helm the digital, cash and trade product agendas of DBS' institutional banking group.

"The new appointments reflect our commitment to groom talent from within, and enable us to continue to provide more development opportunities to our senior team across the region. As a result of our deliberate effort to build our timber from within, a large proportion of our senior leaders have also been developed internally, including over 80 per cent of our managing directors," said DBS group head of institutional banking Tan Su Shan.

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