Selena Ling

Chief Economist
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited

IBF Fellow (2017)

Financial Markets

"Strive to learn something new every day as every economic crisis is different. I am thankful for good mentors, encouraging bosses, excellent role models and supportive colleagues for their guidance."


​Selena Ling is the Chief Economist of OCBC Bank and has more than 20 years of banking and research experience. She leads a team of economists, credit analysts and strategists that are responsible for Treasury market research, forecasts, and trading recommendations for the bank. She is a member of the OCBC Wealth Panel for Singapore and Malaysia, as well as a council member for the Economic Society of Singapore. 

Selena started her economist career with the Economics Division in the Ministry of Trade and Economics and subsequently the Fiscal Policy Division of the Ministry of Finance in Singapore, before moving to OCBC Bank in 2000. She received her Bachelors of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and her Masters in Applied Economics from the National University of Singapore.