Benedict Tan

Global Head of Trading

IBF Fellow (2020)

Financial Markets

"With automation of predictable and manual tasks, humans will take on value-adding strategic planning activities. Hence it crucial to constantly upskill ourselves to remain relevant in the ever-changing economy."


Benedict Tan currently heads the North Asia, South Asia and London Trading clusters for the Global Treasury team in OCBC Bank.  He also sits in the Management Committee for the Global Treasury division. He is a member of OCBC Bank's IBOR Transition Steering Committee. He is an alternate member of the OCBC Market Risk Management Committee and  represents the Global Treasury Trading, and contributes in identifying key market risks for the Bank's global exposure.

Benedict also represented OCBC Bank in MAS organised committees.  In 2017 and 2019, Benedict served as the Co-chairman of the SGD Repo Sub-group working committee.  Since 2019, he was appointed as the Co-chairman of the Sub-group 1B (SC-STS) and a member of the sub-group 1 for Derivative Trading as part of the SFEMC and MAS effort to transition SGD SOR to SORA. 

Benedict has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he started out as a Management Associate in Citibank Singapore. Through the years he proved to be a strong trader and rapidly rose through the ranks after being rotated to most of its trading centres including key centres in London and Tokyo. His last appointment with Citibank was the Trading head at Citibank Shanghai. He represented Citibank Shanghai in the negotiation for the Foreign exchange and Fixed Income license and played a key role to warehouse the first Cross Currency Swap deal worth one billion USD for Asian Development Bank when the revaluation curve is still at the exploratory stage.

As an alumni of the School of Accountancy and Business at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Benedict has also participated in career talks for graduating students in the local universities in Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Financial Analysis) with Second Upper Class Honours (Dean's List). In 2019, he completed the Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.