The IBF Awards recognise individuals for their professional excellence and contributions to the development of Singapore's financial industry.

The awards also honour financial institutions who have demonstrated commitment towards raising industry standards and individual capabilities.

Search for the IBF Awardees here.

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To maintain Singapore’s attractiveness as a global financial hub, it is crucial that we have a future-ready, skilled workforce so that firms can access the talent they need to grow.

Deborah Ho

IBF Distinguished Fellow

Asset Management
Country Head of Singapore and
Head of Southeast Asia

BlackRock
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We cannot succeed in our role as stewards of capital, to continue to be part of steering risk & reward conversations and outcomes, if we do not push and partner in this upskilling and workforce transformation agenda to match the transformation that ESG and digitalisation herald.

Eleanor Seet

IBF Distinguished Fellow

Asset Management
President & Head of Asia ex-Japan
Nikko Asset Management Asia Ltd
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The development of talent in a period of rapid change and transformation is at the heart of a successful financial services industry. A bank is nothing without its people, and its people must always be equipped with the relevant skills to address the needs of the customers.

Patrick Lee

IBF Distinguished Fellow

Corporate Banking
Cluster CEO, Singapore and ASEAN Markets (Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand & Rep Offices)
Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Ltd
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To keep ourselves and Singapore ahead of the curve in the financial industry, we must embrace a growth mindset and inculcate lifelong learning habits.

Daniel Koh Kok Yu

IBF Distinguished Fellow

Global Head of Treasury Markets
Standard Chartered Bank
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Singapore’s continued relevance as a major financial centre is dependent on our ability to upskill and transform to meet challenges from evolving digitalisation trends and greater accountability on ESG fronts.

Clifford Lee

IBF Distinguished Fellow

Financial Markets
Managing Director
Global Head of Fixed Income
DBS Bank Ltd
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As the saying goes “It is better to disrupt yourself”, it is critical that we provide consistent structured cross-lateral trainings so that we can help our clients and employees navigate and manage the uncertainties and key trends that would shape our future e.g. technology, sustainability and next generation.

Benjamin Cavalli

IBF Distinguished Fellow

Private Banking & Wealth Management
Chief Executive Officer Hong Kong
Head of Wealth Management Asia Pacific and
Asia Pacific Sustainability Leader
Credit Suisse AG,
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New risks cannot be managed with old tools. Risk management practices have to constantly evolve to keep pace with business model changes, new products and new technologies.

Frankie Phua Peng Yeo

IBF Distinguished Fellow

Risk Management
MD, Head of Group Risk Management
United Overseas Bank
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