UOB appoints key personnel

United Overseas Bank Malaysia has promoted Kevin Lam Sai Yoke (pictured left) to deputy chief executive officer and appointed Annie Tan Huey Ping (pictured right) as managing director of personal financial services.

In his new role Lam will assist the chief executive officer in the overall management of the Bank. He will be responsible for UOB Malaysia's corporate, commercial, bumiputra, transaction banking and investment banking lines of business while overseeing technology and operations, special asset management, brand performance and corporate communications and customer advocacy and service quality.

Lam has 20 years of experience in the banking industry and has been with UOB since 2005, first in Singapore and then in UOB Malaysia from 2011 as the managing director and country head of personal financial services.

Wong Kim Choong, chief executive officer of UOB Malaysia said, “As we continue to strengthen our position as a leading Asian bank, I have asked Kevin to step up to build the products, services and solutions our Malaysian corporate and institutional customers need for their own growth here in Malaysia and abroad.   Annie, who takes over Kevin’s portfolio, is a welcome addition to our team and will build upon the positive growth in our consumer banking business and take it to the next level.”

As managing director of personal financial services, Tan will be responsible for growing UOB Malaysia’s retail banking customer base and for retaining existing customers. She will also be tasked with diversifying the income base from UOB Malaysia’s cards, deposits, wealth management and mortgage businesses.

Tan claims more than 20 years of experience in retail banking and credit risk management with stints in Singaporean and Taiwanese banks.

Lam will start on 1 December 2013 while Tan's appointment is effective immediately.