David Conner joined OCBC Bank (“OCBC”) as Group Chief Executive Officer and Director on 15th April 2002. He was last elected to the OCBC Board in April 2010 and stepped down as non-executive director on 31st August 2014 after stepping down as Group CEO on 14th April 2012.
During his 10-year career with OCBC, David held several positions with OCBC Group Companies; serving as the Chairman of Bank of Singapore Ltd, Singapore Island Bank Ltd and Lion Global Investors Ltd, as well as a Director of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad and as a Commissioner of PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk.
While CEO of OCBC, David also served as a member of the Corporate Governance Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”), as two time Chairman and as a member of the Council of the Association of Banks in Singapore, the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council and the f-Next Council of the Institute of Banking & Finance.
David had extensive banking experience in the Asia Pacific region prior to joining OCBC, having worked for over 25 years with Citibank N.A. where he served as Managing Director and Market Manager for Citibank Japan from 1999. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Citibank India from 1996 to 1999, and prior to that, was Country Corporate Officer for Citibank’s Singapore operations.
Currently David is a non-executive director of Gaslog Ltd., a NYSE listed shipping company and Standard Chartered Plc., the parent company of Standard Chartered Bank, which is headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange. He is a trustee emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis where he served as chairman of the Global Engagement Committee, the Medical Finance Committee and the International Advisory Council, and was a member of the Executive and Audit Committees.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St Louis and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.