Sunila Shivpuri

Chief Information Security Officer APAC
Deutsche Bank AG

IBF Fellow (2018)

Technology & Operations

"Technology can do wonders, if it’s adoption and implementation is right. As technologists, our drive has to be to partner with business, understand their requirements and business/ revenue drivers and ensure that the solution is satisfying. Ever evolving nature of technology, makes it interesting."


​Sunila Shivpuri joined Deutsche Bank (DB) in 1996.

She is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Asia-Pacific region (Managing Director).

Her previous roles in DB were Lead for Application Transformation – Nucleus Program, CIO Global Banking (GB), CIO HR technology, CIO Private Wealth Management (PWM), CIO GT APAC, CIO of Operations IT and CIO of Banking Systems IT, providing IT solutions to GTB, PBC, PWM and HR predominantly.

Based in Singapore, Sunila has accumulated vast experience with an exceptional track record of more than 36 years in IT solutions, for the financial industry in private wealth, cash management, trade finance, custody, securities, retail banking, treasury back office and stock exchange/ central depositories.

Prior to joining DB, she was a Senior Consultant in various software consulting firms and had developed the initial versions of two wholesale/corporate banking solutions/products which are predominant in the financial markets: Banker (Flexcube) and Symbols.

Sunila represents the bank as an active member of the Association of Banks in Singapore's Standing Committee for Cyber Security (ABS SCCS). For the last year, she has been active in the areas of FinTech, working closely with the Israeli Embassy to identify and evaluate potential start-ups to work with the local banking industry and bringing them back to the ABS for sharing.

Sunila is a key proponent of equality and diversity, both within and outside of Deutsche Bank, presenting regularly at industry conferences and diversity forums as a key note speaker and panel expert.