Lee Keng Mun

Head of Shipping Asia
HSH Nordbank AG

IBF Fellow (2016)

Corporate Banking

"In banking, we must never stop learning as we navigate and grow through every business cycle."


Keng Mun has a wealth of experience in providing financial and advisory services. He started his career with DBS Bank in 1991 as Trainee Officer. His break in maritime finance came in 1995 when he joined the Ship Finance Department in DNB as Senior Relationship Manager covering clients in Asia. He re-joined DBS in 2003 as Team Head/Maritime & Logistics and rose to be Head of Transport & Logistics Department in 2005. He championed and grew the shipping, aviation, ports and logistics businesses. In end 2010, he joined HSH Nordbank as Head of Shipping Asia to lead a team of experienced relationship bankers and expand the bank’s franchise and product offerings across Asia.

He takes a passionate interest and plays an active role in the local community. While in DBS, he hosted a summer intern (pursuing maritime studies) every year. He sits on the Advisory Panel (2008 -2013) and then the Board of Singapore Maritime Foundation (since January 2014). He is also on the Singapore Shipping Association Council (since July 2011) and heads its Finance Work Group which aims to expand the maritime finance market. He is SSA’s representative in a Maritime Finance/Capital Markets Working Group set up jointly by MPA, SGX and MAS to develop a vibrant capital market as an integral part of Maritime Singapore.

In May 2016, he was awarded (by Public Service) the PS21 Star Customer Award which recognises members of the public that have given back to make Singapore a better home for fellow Singaporeans.

He was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2016 by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF). The IBF Fellow title recognises industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development.