DBS names David Ho to board of directors

DBS names David Ho to board of directors

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DBS Group Holdings (DBSH) has appointed David Ho, 63, to the boards of DBS Group Holdings and DBS Bank, effective 26 April 2023.

With his extensive technology and China experience, Ho will complement and strengthen the overall composition of the DBS boards. Concurrent with this appointment, Ho will step down from the board of DBS Bank (Hong Kong), which he has served since March 2019.

Ho is chairman and founder of Kiina Investment, a venture capital company that invests in startups in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. He also serves as a member of the board of Air Products and Chemical, Qorvo of the United States, as well as Sun Life Financial and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada.

Prior to that, Ho had served as the chairman of Greater China for Nokia Siemens Networks, president of Greater China for Nokia Corporation, and senior vice-president of the Nokia Networks Business Group. He also held senior leadership roles with Nortel Networks and Motorola in China and Canada. In addition, he was a director of Pentair prior to the spinoff of nVent Electric; Triquent Semiconductor prior to its merger with R. F. Micro Devices to form Qorvo; China Ocean Shipping Company prior to its merger with China Shipping Group; as well as two Chinese state-owned enterprises China COSCO Shipping Corporation and China Mobile Communications Corporation.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Peter Seah, chairman of DBSH and DBS Bank said, “I join my fellow directors in welcoming David to the DBS Group and DBS Bank Boards. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with David in his capacity as a board member of DBS Bank Hong Kong, and his deep knowledge of technology and insights on doing business in China have been invaluable. David’s expertise and experience will complement that of the main boards as DBS continues to reimagine banking and set itself apart as an Asia-centric banking leader”.


Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker

by : on 2023-04-26 09:30:00

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