Deborah Ho

Managing Director and Co-Head of Senior Relationship Management, Asia Pacific
Barclays Investment Bank, Singapore

IBF Fellow (2014)

Financial Markets

"Banking is a vocation - know your purpose and be mindful of those you serve"

Biography

Deborah Ho is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Senior Relationship Management in Asia Pacific at Barclays Bank Plc.

Based in Singapore, Deborah is responsible for delivering the breadth and depth of the firm's investment banking product suite to our senior-most clients in the region. Along with functional and regional partners, she is responsible for driving the growth of Barclays' Asia Pacific franchise and global strategy of delivering differentiated capabilities in content, capital and solutions.

Deborah has over 25 years of experience in financial institutions in Asia and New York. Prior to joining Barclays, she was Chief Executive Officer of DBS Asset Management in Singapore. Previous to that, she was responsible for building the Fixed Income Distribution business in Non-Japan Asia at UBS, and Head of Fixed Income Distribution for Greater China and Southeast Asia at JP Morgan. Earlier in her career she worked at Credit Suisse and Citibank.

Deborah is a member of the Singapore Charter at the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and an Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Fellow. She serves as a board director at The Arts House Ltd and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). Deborah is also on the steering committees of various governmental bodies which promote effective management and leadership in Singapore's financial sector.

Deborah was named as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Asset Management in Asia Pacific by Asian Investor Magazine in 2011.

Deborah actively champions the advancement of women in leadership, serving on the committees of Barclays' Global Investment Bank Diversity Council and Women's Initiative Network. Deborah is also Barclays' representative on BoardAgender, a forum which aims to create greater awareness of the benefits of gender diversity in the senior ranks and boardrooms of Singapore.