Wee Ee Cheong

Deputy Chairman & CEO
United Overseas Bank Limited

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2008)

Corporate Banking

"Competency building is a lifelong journey. It is only when we are passionate about building our capabilities and continuously upgrading our skills, that we can collectively achieve sustainable growth as a financial centre."


Mr Wee Ee Cheong joined UOB in 1979 and served as Deputy Chairman and President of the Bank from 2000 to 2007. On 27 April 2007, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer. A non-independent and executive director, he is a member of the Executive and Board Risk Management Committees.

A career banker with more than 30 years' experience, Mr Wee holds directorships in several UOB subsidiaries including Far Eastern Bank (where he is also Deputy Chairman), United Overseas Insurance, United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) and United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company. He is Chairman of United Overseas Bank (China) and Vice President Commissioner of PT Bank UOB Indonesia. Active in industry development, Mr Wee is the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Singapore and serves as a director of The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) and Chairman of the IBF Standards Committee. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Singapore-China Foundation, Visa APCEMEA Senior Client Council and an honorary council member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In 2013, he was awarded the Public Service Star for his contributions to the financial industry.

Mr Wee holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and a Master of Arts (Applied Economics) from American University, Washington, DC.