Lam Chee Kin

Group Head of Legal, Compliance & Secretariat
DBS Bank

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2015)


"The mission is simple - 'do the right thing'. The underlying challenges in the field of compliance are, however, considerable - legal technicality, public policy, expectations from shareholders, regulators and the community, being surrounded by macroeconomic shifts, digitisation and enforcement. Our community is on an exciting journey to evolve our professional standards to meet these challenges."


Mr Lam Chee Kin is the Group Head of Compliance for DBS, with more than 20 years' experience in Legal and Compliance in the financial industry. He has worked in an array of global and regional roles, including as Global Head of Wholesale Banking Compliance (at Standard Chartered Bank) and as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Compliance for South East Asia (at JPMorgan).

Over the years, Chee Kin has made various contributions to advancing industry standards. His subject matter interest spans a wide range of content across banking, asset management and sales/trading. Most recently, he has been working on conduct in the financial markets, which has resulted in updates to the Singapore Guide to Conduct & Market Practices for Treasury Activities (the "Blue Book").

He is committed to the cause of professionalizing Compliance, being one of the pioneering members of the IBF Compliance Working Group. His expertise has helped shape the IBF Standards for Compliance, and he is personally excited about how the industry can take advantage of new developments in content and technology to further enhance standards and professionalise.

Chee Kin also serves on the Advisory Panel to the NUS Centre for Banking and Finance Law, the Data Protection Advisory Committee of Singapore and the Disciplinary Committee of Singapore Exchange Limited.