Gregory Sim

Head, Cyber Partnerships & Government Strategy (APAC)
Standard Chartered Bank

IBF Fellow (2019)

Risk Management

"Advancing cyber resilience is pivotal to our defences against emerging and persistent threats. We must proactively anticipate digital risks and protect what matters most for our businesses and customers."


Gregory Sim is Executive Director and Head of Cyber Partnership & Government Strategy (APAC) for Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to that, he spent 23 years of his career in financial services sector and has held various security leadership roles during his tenure with former employers including Citigroup, Credit Agricole and Singapore Exchange.

Gregory is active in industry-level steering committees and working groups. In 2014, he co-founded the World Federation of Exchanges Global Exchange Consortium with NASDAQ to tackle cyber threats in financial exchanges globally.

As an accomplished practitioner, Gregory has been invited to speak at regulator's workshops, industry roundtable forums and international conferences to share best practices in information risk management and cyber security.

In 2017, he was invited to United Nations' RIAS annual plenary meeting of which he called for heightened inter-governmental cooperation in countering cybercrime. He also partakes in discussions on the importance on cyber partnerships and policy harmonisation during 2018 ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting in Singapore.

​Gregory is the Chairman of Association of Banks in Singapore Standing Committee on Cyber Security, and a Subject Matter Lead for ASEAN Bankers Association's Committee for Cooperation for Finance, Investment and Trade. He also sits on the Monetary Authority of Singapore Financial Sector Technology and Innovation Proof of Concept Scheme Evaluation Panel.