Shee Tse Koon

Singapore Country Head
DBS Bank Ltd

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2021)

Corporate Banking

"DBS’ culture of innovation has been driving our workforce to upskill, reskill, and adopt a data-driven mindset, so that we can remain agile and resilient in an increasingly digitalised economy."


Tse Koon is Group Executive and Country Head, DBS Singapore. Prior to this appointment, he was Managing Director and Head of Group Strategy and Planning in DBS. 

Tse Koon has 27 years of experience in the banking industry. He started his career at Standard Chartered and has held senior positions in a diverse range of roles across various front and back office functions. He has worked in several countries in Asia, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining DBS, he was the CEO of Standard Chartered in Indonesia. Previous to that, he was Head of Governance (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Americas) and also Senior Executive Officer (Standard Chartered, Dubai International Financial Centre), based in the United Arab Emirates; as well as Chief Information Officer and Head of Technology and Operations for Standard Chartered in Singapore. He has also held the position of Regional Head of Trade, based in Singapore and also the role of the Executive Assistant to one of Standard Chartered's Group Executive Directors, based in the UK. 

Tse Koon has also served as non-executive director on the boards of Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited and Standard Chartered Capital Saudi Arabia. 

Tse Koon is also a member on the Board of Commissioners for PT Bank DBS Indonesia since May 2020. In addition, he is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for NETS Pte Ltd and Nanyang Polytechnic as well as the Board of Governors for the Singapore International Foundation. 

Married with 3 children, Tse Koon is also actively involved in working with charity organizations to provide support to needy individuals and families in Myanmar. 

Tse Koon holds a bachelor's degree with Merit in Economics and Philosophy from National University of Singapore. He had also completed executive leadership programs with Said Business School in Oxford, Singularity University and Asian Financial Leaders Program.