Anthony Thomas, chief executive officer, Mynt, was recognised for his leading the company in accelerating affordable and sustainable financial inclusion in the country, enabled by innovative features and emerging technology.
Hoyoung Yun, chief executive officer, KakaoBank, established the first digital bank in South Korea, which achieved a strong growth of five million customers within six months, backed by innovative services.
John Wong, head of global liquidity and cash management, Hang SengBank, has a proven track record in delivering strong and sustainable business results, driving the growth in the bank’s transaction banking business.
Under Nancy So’s leadership, the bank has successfully positioned itself as a one-stop shop for corporate cash management solutions in Asia. Despite personal circumstances at the bank, she has driven the cash business in times of extreme uncertainty.
Under Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s leadership, Bank Negara Malaysia has reinforced itself as an independent and respected regulatory authority, putting in place significant measures to ensure the stability of the country’s financial institutions. Her achievements have set a high-water mark for all leaders who will be put in a similar position of trust around the world.
Jocelyne Chahwan, head of retail banking, BLOM Bank was recognised, for leading the bank’s digitalisation journey and successfully overseeing several developments in its retail banking business, including the acquisition and integration of the Lebanese retail banking and wealth management business of HSBC Bank Middle East.
Vincent Hui, head of personal banking division, Bank of East Asia (Asia Pacific), led the bank’s digital transformation journey, making it as of one of Hong Kong’s top retail financial services providers and an internationally acclaimed innovator.
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