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In Good Company: Piyush Gupta wants DBS to be 'invisible'

Banking will have to be a part of something people want to do along with their real life: CEO

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In September 2009, endorsing DBS Group's choice of Mr Piyush Gupta as its new chief executive, The Asian Banker founder Emmanuel Daniel noted in his blog that he could not remember meeting the man, although he seemed to have his card from the time Mr Gupta was CEO of Citibank Malaysia. He added modestly: "I am sure he will have the same problem of placing me."

Eight years on, there is little chance that either my friend Mr Daniel, or anyone else in Singapore, would not have heard of the 58-year-old executive in charge of South-east Asia's No. 1 lender. Or for that matter, the always-alert Mr Gupta forgetting that first meeting with Mr Daniel.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline In Good Company: Piyush Gupta wants DBS to be 'invisible'. Subscribe