Emotional start to UOB's AGM sans Wee Cho Yaw

He skips meeting for first time since 1958, having stepped down from the board

United Overseas Bank's annual shareholders' meeting began on an emotional note yesterday as chief executive Wee Ee Cheong teared up in his brief message of appreciation to his father, who has stepped down from the board.

Mr Wee Cho Yaw, 89, who remains as chairman emeritus and honorary adviser to UOB, which was founded by his father, did not attend the annual general meeting (AGM) for the first time since he joined the board in 1958.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2018, with the headline 'Emotional start to UOB's AGM sans Wee Cho Yaw'. Print Edition | Subscribe