DBS names new country head for Malaysia

69 DBS logo1DBS Bank has appointed a new Malaysia country head to take over from Mr. Jeffrey Ling, who will be retiring from the role but taking on a senior advisory role. Mr. Abdul Raof Latiff will take over the reins from June 1.

Besides heading up the Malaysia operations, Mr. Latiff will continue to oversee DBS’ institutional banking ecosystems and strategic platform partnerships.

He previously held several senior regional positions at global banks, including Citigroup, JP Morgan and HSBC. He has more than 25 years of banking experience in areas such as transaction banking, foreign exchange and treasury functions.

Mr. Latiff, who joined DBS in 2017, has helped to develop and drive digital transformation of the bank’s institutional banking franchise.

He is currently DBS’ group head of digital for institutional banking and group head of global transaction services product management.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ling, who has been with DBS since 1995, will stay on as a senior adviser to continue engaging DBS’ key clients in Malaysia.

DBS said: “(He) has been integral in transforming DBS Malaysia from a small-and medium-cap focused business into a large corporate franchise covering sovereign wealth funds, privately owned conglomerates and government-linked corporations.”

New Straits Times

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