OCBC COO Ching Wei Hong to take over as Nets chairman

Mr Ching has been COO of OCBC since April 2012, and is also currently chairman of Bank of Singapore and OCBC Securities, and deputy chairman of Lion Global Investors.
Mr Ching has been COO of OCBC since April 2012, and is also currently chairman of Bank of Singapore and OCBC Securities, and deputy chairman of Lion Global Investors.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - OCBC Bank chief operating officer Ching Wei Hong will be the next chairman of electronic funds transfer group Nets, beginning Sept 1.

He replaces Tan Su Shan, managing director and group head of wealth management and consumer banking at DBS Bank, who will remain a board director of Nets.

Nets, which is owned by Singapore's local banks, operates Singapore's national debit scheme, which allows customers of DBS Bank, POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and United Overseas Bank to use their ATM cards or mobile devices for payments at retail outlets throughout the country.

Mr Ching has been COO of OCBC since April 2012, and is also currently chairman of Bank of Singapore and OCBC Securities, and deputy chairman of Lion Global Investors.

Nets group chief executive Jeffrey Goh said of Mr Ching: "His vast experience and proven credentials both within and beyond the banking industry has been an invaluable asset to Nets. We look forward to his continued guidance and insights as Nets embarks on our next phase of growth and development as a market leader in innovative payment solutions."

Mr Goh also thanked Ms Tan for her contribution to Nets, highlighting the group's moves into next-generation electronic payment solutions during her tenure. "We are pleased to have Su Shan stay on as our board director and continue to contribute to Nets with her in-depth knowledge of the finance sector," he said.