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 Bank of Singapore names new global head of legal and regulatory compliance

His role is effective starting 2 October, replacing Eric Teh.

Bank of Singapore has announced the appointment of  Samuel Huen as the global head of legal and regulatory compliance, effective from 2 October. 

In his new role, Huen will report to Chief Executive Officer Jason Moo and will become a member of the Bank of Singapore’s management committee.

Huen will take over responsibilities from Eric Teh, the current global head of legal, and  Adriel Loh the global head of regulatory compliance. 

Teh plans to retire in 2024, while Loh will focus on his role as OCBC’s Group Head of Regulatory Compliance.

To ensure a smooth transition, Teh will continue to advise until March 2024.

In his capacity as the global head of legal & regulatory compliance, Huen will oversee all legal and regulatory risks across the Bank of Singapore and its subsidiaries globally, spanning locations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

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Huen, a Singaporean, joins the Bank of Singapore after an 18-year tenure at UBS AG, where he served as a member of the Singapore management committee and led Group Legal Singapore for the past six years. 

Concurrently, he held the position of head of legal responsible for the global wealth management business in South Asia and Japan, including oversight of the credit and products legal teams in Hong Kong. 

He also previously supervised the Taiwan Wealth Management Legal team.

With over two decades of experience in the financial industry,  Huen began his career as a Wall Street lawyer in the United States, representing various leading global investment banks and corporate clients.

 

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