Oct 03, 2013
Singapore, October 1st 2013 - J.P. Morgan today announced that Edmund Lee has joined the bank as its Senior Country Officer for Singapore.
Lee will be responsible for J.P. Morgan's operations and strategic development in Singapore, overseeing delivery of the firm's global product and service platform to clients, across the Corporate and Investment Bank, Asset Management and the Private Bank. He will also manage relationships with the business, government and regulatory bodies in Singapore, ensuring that the firm maintains strong controls and governance within Singapore's regulatory framework. He will report to Rob Priestley, CEO for the ASEAN region and Senior Country Officer for Australia and New Zealand.
Priestley said: "We are pleased to welcome Edmund to lead the J.P. Morgan business in Singapore. His 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, combined with the firm's business agenda, further underscores the strength of the J.P. Morgan franchise in the region. As we look to celebrate our 50th year in Singapore next year, having Edmund lead our operations is further affirmation of our continued commitment to this important market."
J.P. Morgan Singapore services a wide range of financial institutions, MNCs, corporations and high-net-worth individuals and offers a full suite of products and services across industry sectors and asset classes. The country also acts as an important hub for the firm in Southeast Asia and across Asia Pacific with a number of its businesses and functions headquartered in the city.
"Singapore and Southeast Asia are of significant and growing strategic importance for our clients, so it's essential we are in a position to provide them with everything they need. Under Edmund's leadership, we will continue to deepen and broaden our client relationships and seek to assist and advise them with their development both locally and internationally," said Priestley.
Prior to his appointment, Lee spent 12 years as DBS Vickers' Chairman and CEO where he oversaw the business operations in Asia across Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Indonesia and globally in London and New York.
Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker