SOH Kian Tiong

SOH Kian Tiong

Chief Credit Officer, Greater China

DBS Bank ( Hong Kong ) Limited

Managing Director Senior Risk Executive, Hong Kong
Chief Credit Officer, Greater China
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Mr Soh Kian Tiong is Managing Director & Senior Risk Executive, Hong Kong and Chief Credit Officer, Greater China. He joined DBS Bank (Hong Kong) in June 2019 and was with DBS Group since 1995.

Kian Tiong oversees all credits and risk functions in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan. He is a member of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited’s Management Committee and chairs the Hong Kong Risk Executive Committee. He is also a board member of DBS Vickers (Hong Kong) Limited.

Kian Tiong has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. Kian Tiong was previously the Global Head for the Financial Institutions Group in Institutional Banking Group. He was responsible for relationships with banks and non bank financial institutions (eg insurance companies, funds, securities companies, supranationals, central banks) globally, spanning across US, Europe and most parts of Asia. He also oversaw the relationship coverage of Singapore government related entities such as GIC, Temasek, Singapore universities etc.

Prior to the role at Financial Institutions Group, he was the Credit Risk Head in Risk Management Group, where he oversaw the implementation of Basel in DBS and pioneered the use of economic capital and risk appetite framework. He also actively participated in the Committee on Cooperation in Finance, Investment and Trade and in the China Asean Interbank Association. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment. He was also a Board member of the Asian Bankers Association.

Kian Tiong holds a MSc from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from University of Chicago.

Kian Tiong was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2017 by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF). The IBF Fellow title recognises industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development.