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I had acute anxiety: DBS' Piyush Gupta on past mental health struggles

Will Covid-19 be the catalyst that normalises acceptance of mental health issues in the workplace? Perhaps when more bosses admit their own struggles.

DBS CEO Piyush Gupta said he struggled with mental wellness for about a year in 2000, after his start-up venture failed.
DBS CEO Piyush Gupta said he struggled with mental wellness for about a year in 2000, after his start-up venture failed.PHOTO: THE BUSINESS TIMES

The world knows Mr Piyush Gupta as the banker who leads the best bank on the globe.

Described as a progressive leader who led DBS' transformation from a domestic bank into a global presence on the back of its strong Asian network, he exudes confidence at public events.

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