James Wilkins

Executive Director, Head of Cyber & Technology Risk - APAC

IBF Fellow (2019)

Technology & Operations

"The availability and pervasiveness of technology increases everyday. As banking and technology converge, the skills needed to manage technology risk also increase everyday. My mission is to help the financial industry to identify, understand and manage these risks."


​James joined UBS in 1997 as a Security Engineer and today leads Cyber & Technology Risk for APAC. He started his career at the Macmillan Publishing group in 1996. Since that time he has worked at KPMG Consulting, and the London Stock Exchange in the UK, ABN AMRO in the Netherlands and Australia & New Zealand Bank, and Deutsche Bank.

James plays a strong role in the industry and has sat on the Singapore Standing Committee for Cyber Security (SCCS) since 2013. He heads up the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) Taskforce on Cloud Computing, has authored two whitepapers on Cloud, and speaks regularly at conferences, roundtables and other events on this topic.