13 Sep 2024

IBF 50th Anniversary Gala


7.00pm - 9.30pm


The Grand Ballroom, Ritz Carlton Millennia Hotel



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IBF will be holding our 50th Anniversary Gala on 13 September 2024 (Friday), 7pm at The Grand Ballroom, Ritz Carlton Millennia Hotel. This annual gathering of industry leaders, key stakeholders and esteemed partners of the IBF serves to celebrate excellence in the financial industry and recognise financial institutions and individuals who have contributed significantly to industry development.

Mr Gan Kim Yong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade and Industry, and Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore, will grace the event as our Guest-of-Honour, together with Mr Chia Der Jiun, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chairman of the IBF.

*This event is by invitation only.


We would like to thank the following financial institutions for sponsoring this event:


Diamond Tier Sponsors

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 19 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world.

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Global Finance, “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney and “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney and the world’s “Most Innovative in Digital Banking” by The Banker. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia“ award by Global Finance for 14 consecutive years from 2009 to 2022.

DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, as it banks the Asian way. Through the DBS Foundation, the bank creates impact beyond banking by supporting social enterprises: businesses with a double bottom-line of profit and social and/or environmental impact. DBS Foundation also gives back to society in various ways, including equipping communities with future-ready skills and building food resilience. For more information, visit dbs.com.sg.


OCBC is the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with Aa1 by Moody’s and AA- by both Fitch and S&P. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC is consistently ranked among the World’s Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore by The Asian Banker. 

OCBC is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets. The Group offers a broad array of commercial banking, specialist financial and wealth management services, ranging from consumer, corporate, investment, private and transaction banking to treasury, insurance, asset management and stockbroking services. 

OCBC’s private banking services are provided by its wholly-owned subsidiary Bank of Singapore, which operates on a unique open-architecture product platform to source for the best-in-class products to meet its clients’ goals. Its insurance subsidiary, Great Eastern Holdings, is the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. Its asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia. 

The Group’s key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. It has more than 420 branches and representative offices in 19 countries and regions. For more information, visit ocbc.com

UOB is a leading bank in Asia. Operating through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, UOB has a global network of around 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. Today, UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service and AA- by both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings. 

For nearly nine decades, UOB has adopted a customer-centric approach to create long-term value by staying relevant through its enterprising spirit and doing right by its customers. UOB is focused on building the future of ASEAN – for the people and businesses within, and connecting with ASEAN. 

The Bank connects businesses to opportunities in the region with its unparalleled regional footprint and leverages data and insights to innovate and create personalised banking experiences and solutions catering to each customer’s unique needs and evolving preferences. UOB is also committed to help businesses forge a sustainable future, by fostering social inclusiveness, creating positive environmental impact and pursuing economic progress. UOB believes in being a responsible financial services provider and is steadfast in its support of art, social development of children and education, doing right by its communities and stakeholders. For more information, visit uobgroup.com




Platinum Tier Sponsors

Citi is a preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs, a global leader in wealth management and a valued personal bank in its home market of the United States. Citi does business in early 160 countries and jurisdictions, providing corporations, governments, investors, institutions, and individuals with a broad range of financial products and services. For more information, visit citibank.com.sg


Workforce Singapore (WSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Manpower that promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. Its key mission is to enable Singaporeans to meet their career aspirations, take on quality jobs at different stages of life, and help enterprises be competitive and manpower lean. WSG’s focus is on strengthening the Singaporean core and ensuring that Singaporeans are able to have better jobs and careers. WSG, in partnership with key stakeholders, also provides support to business owners and companies to enable them to transform and grow, while building a future-ready workforce. For more information, visit wsg.gov.sg


Gold Tier Sponsors

AIA is part of the AIA Group, which is the largest independent publicly listed Pan-Asian life insurance group in the world and a leading life insurance company in the world by market capitalisation.

As a leading insurer in Singapore, the company has been serving generations of Singaporeans for more than 90 years since 1931. AIA Singapore has one of the largest tied distribution channels with over 5,000 professional representatives.

AIA Corporate Solutions is a market leader in employee benefits, with more than 50 years of experience in helping employers meet the expectations of their employees. The insurance company offers innovations solutions that can address employees' needs at any stage of their life journey, while delivering a fulfilling customer experience, enabling them to a Healthier, Longer, Better Lives. For more information, visit aia.com.sg



HSBC Group’s history in Singapore dates back to 1877 when its founding member, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, opened its first branch on the island.

HSBC in Singapore offers a comprehensive range of banking and financial services including retail banking and wealth management; commercial, investment and private banking; insurance; forfaiting and trustee services; securities and capital markets services.

One of the earliest banks to establish in Singapore, HSBC today is a prominent player in Singapore’s financial services sector serving the international banking needs of multinational corporations, home-grown businesses, private banking clients, institutional and retail customers.

HSBC Singapore serves as the leading international bank for ASEAN, an international wealth and regional wholesale hub, regional centre of excellence for sustainability, while being a sandbox for digital innovation experiments for the Group. For more information, visit hsbc.com.sg



J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. We also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing our many resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.

Established in 1964, the Singapore office is today a full-service, fully-integrated provider of commercial, corporate and investment banking, asset management and private banking. Local corporations and institutions, multinationals, government and private clients rely on us for a full suite of market leading products and services across industry sectors and asset classes. For more information, visit jpmorgan.com


Established in 1899, Manulife Singapore provides insurance, retirement and wealth management solutions to meet the financial needs of our customers across their various life stages. Customers can readily access our solutions through our extensive multi-channel distribution network. In addition to our established agency force, we distribute our products through a number of specialist partners, including banks and financial advisory firms. For more information on Manulife Singapore, visit manulife.com.sg.


Maybank is among Asia's leading banking groups and South East Asia’s fourth largest bank by assets. Maybank Group has an international network of over 2,600 branches in 18 countries including all 10 ASEAN countries, with more than 42,000 employees serving customers worldwide.

Maybank Singapore is one of the Group’s largest overseas operations and a Qualifying Full Bank in Singapore. As at 31 December 2023, Maybank's total assets in Singapore were approximately S$80.26 billion. With strategically located banking branches and over 2,000 employees in Singapore, Maybank is well-positioned to provide highly personalised services and locally-oriented solutions that will deliver more value to customers. For more information, please visit www.maybank2u.com.sg.


Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore is part of an international banking group, with a presence in 53 of the world’s most dynamic markets for more than 160 years and serving clients in a further 64. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good.

The Bank has a history of 165 years in Singapore, where we opened our first branch in 1859. In October 1999, we were among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) license, an endorsement of the Group’s longstanding commitment to our business in the country.

Singapore is home to the majority of our global business leadership, our technology operations, as well as SC Ventures, our innovation hub. In 2013, the Bank transferred our Singapore Retail and SME businesses to a locally incorporated subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited (“SCBSL”). And in May 2019, we fully consolidated our business operations in Singapore through the transfer of our Commercial Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Private Banking businesses to SCBSL. SCBSL is one of the highest-rated banks globally: A1/Stable by Moody’s Investor Services, A+/Stable by Standard & Poor’s and A+/Stable by Fitch Ratings. In August 2020, we were the first and only bank to be awarded the “Significantly Rooted Foreign Bank” (SRFB) status by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In December 2020, we were granted enhanced SRFB privileges, in recognition of the significantly higher degree of rootedness exceeding the SRFB baseline criteria.

In September 2022, we launched Trust Bank Singapore Limited (Trust), our digital bank venture in partnership with FairPrice Group. Trust offers a wide range of products and features for retail customers, including credit cards, personal loans, savings accounts, insurance and money insights. Trust has become one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks and amassed over 700,000 customers, equivalent to 14% of the Singapore market, by year-end 2023.

In Singapore, we support both individual and corporate needs to build wealth and drive commerce at every step of their journey. We do this by offering an entire range of financial services across Wealth and Retail Banking as well as our Corporate and Investment Banking teams. The Bank has a network of 11 branches, including 4 Priority Banking Centres, 1 International Banking and Priority Private Centre, and 21 ATMs. For more information, visit sc.com







Event commence


IBF 50th Anniversary Video


Welcome address by Mr. Chia Der Jiun (Managing Director, MAS and Chairman, IBF)


Keynote by Mr Gam Kim Yong (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade and Industry and Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore


IBF Golden Jubilee Scholarship Award Ceremony


IBF Awards Ceremony


Event ends