OCBC Bank has appointed Lee Hwee Boon, 51, as its head of group human resources (HR), to succeed Jason Ho who will retire on 23 June 2022.
Lee is currently the head of enterprise banking – middle market & services, global commercial banking, OCBC Bank. She will assume her new role on 24 June 2022.
Lee joined OCBC Bank in May 1993 as a trainee bank officer. She has risen through the ranks across various business and corporate functions to her current role.
“The human resources function plays a critical role in accelerating our investments in attracting, retaining and developing the best talent, and preparing our workforce to be future-ready. After evaluating both external and internal candidates, Hwee Boon has emerged as the strongest candidate. Just as Jason has brought a different perspective to HR, I am confident that Hwee Boon, will do the same as she transforms and drives our talent strategy,” said Helen Wong, group CEO of OCBC Bank.
Always challenging the status quo and innovating to create value for customers, in 2020, Lee drove the initiative to develop the OCBC SME Sustainable Finance Framework, the first of its kind among Singapore banks. The framework was groundbreaking in enabling even small companies to access green loans without having to develop complicated frameworks.
As part of the drive to develop green solutions with industry players in 2021, Lee also led the collaboration with Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in their development of the Building Energy Efficiency Assessment tool to predict the energy consumption of buildings. Through the collaboration, OCBC Bank launched a market-first green loan that leverages the Building Energy Efficiency Assessment tool.