Wee Cho Yaw

Pro-Chancellor at Nanyang Technological University

Wee Cho Yaw

Wee Cho Yaw

Pro-Chancellor at Nanyang Technological University

Overview
Career Highlights

United Overseas Bank Ltd. - Singapore

RelSci Relationships

301

Number of Boards

19

Birthday

01/10/1929

Age

89

Number of Awards

11

Estimated Net Worth

$5B

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Chief Executive Officer at United Overseas Bank Group

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Haw Par Corp. Ltd.

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Group Chief Executive Officer at UOL Group Ltd.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at United Industrial Corp. Ltd.

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Chairman & Managing Director at UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd.

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Executive Non-Independent Director at Pan Pacific Hotels Group Ltd.

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Head-Group Retail at United Overseas Bank Ltd. - Singapore

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Former Deputy President at UOL Group Ltd.

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Head-Global Markets & Investment Management at United Overseas Bank Ltd. - Singapore

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Independent Director at United Industrial Corp. Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at United Overseas Bank Group

United Overseas Bank ("UOB") was incorporated on 6 August 1935 as the United Chinese Bank. Founded by Datuk Wee Kheng Chiang, the Bank catered mainly to the Fujian community in its early years. The change of name was effected in 1965. Over the past 78 years, UOB has grown from strength to strength. Through a series of acquisitions, it is now a leading bank in Asia. Besides Far Eastern Bank in Singapore, UOB’s major banking subsidiaries in the region are United Overseas Bank (Malaysia), United Overseas Bank (Thai), PT Bank UOB Indonesia and United Overseas Bank (China). Today, the UOB Group has a network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America.

Grandchild
Executive Director at Park Hotel Group

Park Hotel Group is a private company located in that operates in several countries. The firm manages hotels.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Haw Par Corp. Ltd.

Haw Par Corp. Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the licensing of Tiger trademarks, and owning investments for long term holding purposes. It operates through the following segments: Healthcare, Leisure, Property and Investments. The Healthcare segment manufactures and distributes topical analgesic products under the Tiger Balm and Kwan Loong brands. The Leisure segment provides family and tourist oriented leisure alternatives in the form of oceanariums. The Property segment owns and leases out several investment properties in Asia. The Investments segment engages in investing activities such as quoted and unquoted securities in the Asia region. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Family Member
Chairman & Managing Director at UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd.

UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Ltd., is a Singaporean company that provides securities brokerage services. Ee Chao Wee is currently the CEO of the firm.

Family Member
Executive Non-Independent Director at Pan Pacific Hotels Group Ltd.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a listed hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania and North America. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL. Pan Pacific is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific. In addition, the Group also runs the established St. Gregory Spas and the award-winning Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurants in Japan, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Spouse

Kheng Leong Co. (Pte) Ltd. operates as investment Company with interest in real estate, hospitality and industrial sectors. The company was incorporated in 1949 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Career History
Pro-Chancellor
Current

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world's top 50. The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from more than 70 countries, the university's 3,800-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience. NTU's five-year strategic plan, NTU 2015, maps out how it will become a great global university by 2015. Under this, NTU will build on its current strengths and heritage to make its mark internationally in five areas – sustainability, healthcare, new media, the best of the East and West, and innovation. The areas leverage NTU’s diverse strengths, particularly its longstanding expertise in engineering and business, and the interfaces these have with various disciplines such as healthcare, science and the humanities. With almost S$849m of research funding in the area of sustainability, NTU is already a global leader in this area. NTU has set up a medical school jointly with Imperial College London to meet the challenges of ageing and healthcare in Singapore. The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, an autonomous institution, will pioneer medical innovations and bring about enhancements to the healthcare system.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1974 - 2007

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is committed to providing quality products and excellent customer service. Founded in 1935, UOB has a well-established regional presence, particularly in Asia where we have banking subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China. With our strong foothold in the region, we understand the Asian corporate culture and business mindset and are well-placed to create opportunities by linking our customers to their counterparts in Asia. Expand all. United Overseas Bank ("UOB") was incorporated on 6 August 1935 as the United Chinese Bank. Founded by Datuk Wee Kheng Chiang, the Bank catered mainly to the Fujian community in its early years. The change of name was effected in 1965. Over the past 76 years, UOB has grown from strength to strength. Through a series of acquisitions, it is now a leading bank in Asia. Besides Far Eastern Bank in Singapore, UOB’s major banking subsidiaries in the region are United Overseas Bank (Malaysia), United Overseas Bank (Thai), PT Bank UOB Indonesia and United Overseas Bank (China). Today, the UOB Group has a network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Chairman, Board of Directors
1992 - Current

United Industrial Corp. Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the development, investment, trading, and management of real estate properties. It operates through the following segments: Property Investment, Property Trading, Hotel Operations, Technologies, and Others. The Property Investment segment includes leasing of commercial office property, property management, investment holding, and investment in retail centers. The Property Trading segment develops properties for trading, project management, and marketing services. The Hotel Operations segment manages the Mandarin Oriental, Marina Mandarin, and Pan Pacific in Singapore. The Technologies segment distributes computers and related products; and offers systems integration and networking infrastructure services. The Others segment comprises investment in shares and provision of management and related services. The company was founded on July 3, 1963 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Non-Executive & Non-Independent Chairman, Board of Directors
1975 - Current

Haw Par Corp. Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the licensing of Tiger trademarks, and owning investments for long term holding purposes. It operates through the following segments: Healthcare, Leisure, Property and Investments. The Healthcare segment manufactures and distributes topical analgesic products under the Tiger Balm and Kwan Loong brands. The Leisure segment provides family and tourist oriented leisure alternatives in the form of oceanariums. The Property segment owns and leases out several investment properties in Asia. The Investments segment engages in investing activities such as quoted and unquoted securities in the Asia region. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Chairman
1973 - Current

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a listed hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania and North America. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL. Pan Pacific is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific. In addition, the Group also runs the established St. Gregory Spas and the award-winning Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurants in Japan, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Chairman, Board of Governors
Current
Chairman, School Management Committee
Current
Chairman
Tenure Unconfirmed
Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #324
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #358
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #271
2015
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires