Lim Siew Lee

Executive Director and
Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance
United Overseas Bank Limited

IBF Fellow (2017)


"Everyone measures success differently, but we must possess the right attitude, passion, commitment and courage to initiate and to implement change for the advancement of the banking industry."


​Ms Lim is the Group Head of Anti-money Laundering (AML)/Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT)/ Sanction Compliance at UOB. She oversees the implementation of the AML/CFT/Sanction framework for the Group and is also responsible for ensuring compliance with sanction regulations.

Throughout her career over the past 20 years, Ms Lim has worked closely with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to provide feedback and guidance on the adoption and implementation of international and local AML/CFT standards and practices. As a supporter of industry initiatives, she has played a pivotal role in notable projects such as the National Know Your Customer Utility and the AML/CFT Industry Partnership.

Ms Lim has also participated in international industry forums. Since 2012, she has been invited to attend the annual Wolfsberg Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. Attended by senior leaders and experts in financial crime compliance, the exclusive forum discusses best practices and addresses emerging global risks and threats. She also speaks at regional events such as the ASEAN Bankers Association's Building Digital Infrastructure for Inclusive Banking workshop held in Yangon in July 2017.

Before joining UOB, Ms Lim held leadership and regional positions at other global financial institutions.