Mabel Ha

Managing Director
Head of Financial Crime APAC

IBF Fellow (2016)


"Foster good relationships, understand and implement rules fully, but do not forget good old common sense."


Mabel Ha is the Head of Financial Crime APAC for UBS AG and held the equivalent position in Deutsche Bank from 2010 to 2017. In her regional roles, her coverage spanned up to 17 locations across all business lines, and includes the full range of Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption topics. Since 1998, prior to specialising in the financial crime area, she had been appointed to increasingly senior Compliance positions in Hong Kong and Singapore in Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and previous roles in UBS.

Mabel graduated from the National University of Singapore Law School in 1993, and applied her legal qualifications as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel attached to the Commercial Affairs Department in Singapore. She is qualified to practise law in Singapore, England & Wales; and additionally earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Erasmus University in the Netherlands in 1998.

Mabel 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.