FWA Champions are individuals in senior leadership positions who champion and support women seeking success on both the professional and personal fronts. They effect change in their organisations and are firm supporters of gender diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and society.
FWA members get a chance to interact and meet our Champions in our FWA mentoring programme and as speakers in FWA-led events. The Viewpoints from FWA Champions series allows our members a chance to hear from our Champions on a wide range of topics. We hope that through this sharing, our members get an opportunity to glean insights from our Champions, share experiences and extract learnings that will be of use personally and professionally.
In this Viewpoint series, we look into how Singapore and the financial services industry has been hard hit by COVID-19. Governments, businesses and individuals have had to think hard about the impact brought on by this pandemic, and what living with it means for companies and individuals. From accelerating the adoption of digital technologies, equipping staff with the know-how for remote working and reconnecting with customers, building capabilities and capacities to move above and beyond COVID-19 is in every leader’s mind.
Sharing with us his take on “Moving Above & Beyond COVID”, we are delighted to have FWA Champion, Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Bank, share his views on how Singapore, and the financial services industry, in particular, can emerge stronger from COVID-19. We seek his opinion on identifying systemic shifts from COVID-19, the impact of these shifts on the Singapore economy and the financial services industry, how these translate into challenges and opportunities, and recommendations to our members to stay resilient and relevant.
Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group
Mr Piyush Gupta has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009.
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, headquartered in Singapore. Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by several global publications like Euromoney and Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking and was also named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, in 2019, DBS was listed among the top ten most transformative organisations of the decade by Harvard Business Review.
Prior to joining DBS, Piyush had a 27-year career at Citigroup, where his last position was Chief Executive Officer for South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Piyush is Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington. In addition, he is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, and the McKinsey Advisory Council. He also sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).
Piyush has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Piyush was named one of the world’s top 100 best-performing chief executives in Harvard Business Review - 2019 edition of “The CEO 100”. He was named Singapore Business Awards' Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year in 2016. In 2014, he was named as the Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC and in 2013, he was accorded the CEO Leadership Achievement Award for Singapore and Asia Pacific by The Asian Banker.
Moderated by Jennifer Lewis, Head, Communications and Engagement, Temasek Foundation
Ms Jennifer Lewis has been with Temasek Foundation since April 2020, and is responsible for the strategic management of the Foundation’s internal and external communication and engagement activities. Prior to this, she had been with GIC since 2007, also managing strategic communications for the sovereign wealth fund.
She began her corporate communications journey after more than twenty years as a journalist with television, print and online experience. She also advises several AI and digital asset start-ups.
Jennifer served on the board of the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) from 2007 to 2015. She remains active with the SIF and currently chairs the ‘Arts for Good’ Advisory Panel, and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. She also serves on the board of OnePeople.sg, an organisation which champion racial harmony initiatives in Singapore.
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12:30 pm Virtual Conversation with FWA Champion Piyush Gupta
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