Joseph Poon

Managing Director
Head of Private Bank, South East Asia
DBS Bank Ltd

IBF Fellow (2018)

Wealth Management

"The true calling of wealth managers is less of wealth generation, and more of helping clients to mindfully pass on their wealth and values through generations."


​Joseph Poon is Managing Director and Head of DBS Private Bank, Southeast Asia since August 2016. Joseph leads a team of over 100 staff and is responsible for driving and delivering growth in the Southeast Asia region. He is also the Head of the Singapore Investment Centre, and a Member of DBS Singapore Management Committee. In addition, he also serves in the various committees within the bank, including the Singapore Human Capital Committee and the Business Control Committee.

Joseph has over 20 years of banking experience and joined DBS from UBS where he was Southeast Asia Head of the Ultra High Net Worth segment. He was also the Head of Global Family Office, Southeast Asia. Joseph was leading the businesses that drove the strategic growth for UBS' highest valued clients by delivering bespoke solutions across the bank's Investment Banking, Asset Management and Wealth Management segments.

Joseph was the Head of Co-Investments & Private Equity, and a Member of Julius Baer's Asia Management Committee. Prior to Julius Baer, he was the Asia Head of Macquarie's Private Wealth business, which he had established. Before joining Macquarie Private Bank, he was the Head of JPMorgan Private Bank, Southeast Asia. Joseph graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts, from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is a CFA charter holder and has served as a board member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Association Singapore for 16 years.​