HLBVN introduces new chief executive officer

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 08:08

Raymond Sia Say Guan

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — Hong Leong Bank Vietnam (HLBVN) has announced the appointment of Raymond Sia Say Guan as its Chief Executive Officer.

His appointment came into effect on December 10.

Raymond brings with him over 20 years of banking and corporate treasury experience specialising in corporate, SME and commercial banking.

His most recent position was in Standard Chartered Bank where he spent three and a half years in Malaysia and four years in Viet Nam in different roles which included covering local corporates in Malaysia to global corporates, and commercial as well as Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) banking in Viet Nam.

Prior to that, he served as treasury manager at Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd from 2005 until 2008, responsible for raising financing for the group's power plant assets, property and satellite business. Raymond holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and will report directly to the Group Managing Director.

In welcoming the appointment, HLBB Group Managing Director, Tan Kong Khoon said,"The Bank is pleased to have Raymond on board to strategically lead our operations in Viet Nam. HLBVN remains committed towards continuously improving its services as well as meeting the needs of the local Viet Nam customers."

Hong Leong Bank Berhad is the first Southeast Asian bank to be granted a licence to operate a wholly-owned foreign commercial bank. Commencing its operations in HCM City in October 2009, HLBVN has expanded its network to four outlets.

"We are a committed community bank providing differentiated banking products and services to meet the needs of the business community and individuals supported by our transactional capability and regional network. I look forward to bringing a unique and unparalleled banking experience to our customers in Viet Nam," said Raymond. — VNS

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