Dr. Wee Cho Yaw
Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Adviser
Dr. Wee Cho Yaw, visionary, banker extraordinaire, community pillar and celebrated pioneer, is highly regarded in Singapore and internationally.
Dr. Wee became a director and the Chairman of UOB Malaysia in 1994 soon after the Bank was incorporated as a subsidiary of United Overseas Bank Limited of Singapore. He retired from the Board in April 2019 after more than 25 years of service.
Dr. Wee is a veteran in the banking, insurance, real estate and hospitality industries. He has received many accolades for his business achievements and support of education, community welfare and the business community in Singapore. Among the awards conferred on him are the Distinguished Service Order, Singapore National Day Award (2011), ASEAN Business Advisory Council Legacy Award for Singapore (2017) and Honorary Doctor of Letters from the National University of Singapore (2008) and Nanyang Technological University (2014).
Dr. Wee was conferred the title of Chairman Emeritus and Adviser when he stepped down as Chairman of the Bank in 2013. Upon his retirement as director in April 2019, the Board appointed Dr. Wee as Honorary Adviser in recognition of his many years of dedicated service and wise counsel. Dr. Wee remains as Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Adviser of UOB Malaysia to share his wealth of experience and insight with the Board and Management.