Kenneth Lai

Head of ALM & International, Global Treasury
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited

IBF Fellow (2017)

Financial Markets

"Change is the only constant. Only continuous learning and adaptability will help keep you relevant."


‚ÄčKenneth Lai is currently the Head of ALM and Global Treasury International at OCBC Bank. He is responsible for the Asset and Liability Management business, and the Overseas' Treasury Centres in China, Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Sydney, London and New York.

Kenneth has over 27 years of financial markets experience in different locations, covering different functions across trading, sales and asset liability management.

Prior to joining OCBC in 2012, Kenneth worked for Ta Chong Bank in Taiwan, where he was appointed by the Carlyle Group to help revamp their investment buy out. Before moving to Taiwan, Kenneth was based in Singapore where he worked for ABN AMRO bank from 2001 to 2008 and held several key appointments including Asia Head of Institutional Sales. He started his career at Banker Trust Company and has also worked for other financial institutions including Merrill Lynch and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Throughout his career, Kenneth has actively contributed to the financial markets community, having served on the SFEMC FX sub-committee (2003-2004), and ACI Singapore as Deputy President (2004-2006). He was appointed in 2016 as a member to the FMRP Examination Board. He also actively participates in several industry wide initiatives, such as the RMB Industry Working Group and Singapore Financial Leaders Network.

Kenneth graduated with a degree in Finance from Virginia Tech in 1989.