Frederick Chin

Managing Director and Head of Group Wholesale Banking
United Overseas Bank Limited

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2017)

Corporate Banking

"We must always stay focused on our customers; know and be able to anticipate their needs and wants, whether personal or business, and work towards securing their financial future."


​Mr Frederick Chin is the Head of UOB's Group Wholesale Banking, which comprises commercial, corporate, transaction and investment banking, structured trade and commodity finance, financial institutions, foreign direct investment (FDI) advisory services and the banknotes business.

Mr Chin has more than 30 years of banking experience in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Under his leadership, the UOB FDI Advisory team collaborates with government agencies such as the Economic Development Board of Singapore and International Enterprise Singapore to attract investors to Singapore and the region. Since the team was set up in 2011, it has engaged and supported more than 1,700 companies regionally. 

Committed to supporting businesses across growth stages, Mr Chin played an instrumental role in UOB's setting up of a joint venture with Temasek Holdings to provide venture debt to promising startups in Asia. He is also working closely with partners such as Venture Capital Eco partners and OurCrowd to provide alternative funding options to startups.

Prior to joining UOB, he held various senior management and leadership roles with international financial institutions. He also served in Hong Kong's industry committees as the chairperson of the wholesale banking committee for the Hong Kong Association of Banks, and as a Hong Kong government-appointed member of the Banking and Deposit-taking advisory committee.