UOB Malaysia names its first female CEO
(19 April 2022 – Malaysia) UOB Malaysia has named Ng Wei Wei as its first female chief executive officer (CEO), effective May 1, 2022, succeeding Wong Kim Choong.
Ng is a seasoned banker that worked for UOB Malaysia from 2000 to 2006 before leaving to take on various leadership roles at global financial institutions in Malaysia and Hong Kong. In 2019, she returned to UOB Malaysia as country head of wholesale banking before becoming its deputy CEO in 2021.
Wong, who will relinquish the position after leading the bank since 2012, will take on a new role as senior adviser. He will in part oversee the integration of the recently acquired retail banking business from Citi.
“[Wong] retires with a track record of advancing the bank’s position in the areas of customer service, regional connectivity, innovation, and sustainability,” said UOB CEO and deputy chairman Wee Ee Cheong. “I am confident that under [Ng’s] leadership, UOB Malaysia will continue to scale greater heights as we support our customers to seize opportunities locally and across the region.”