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UOB has appointed a 30-year banking veteran as the chief executive officer of its Vietnam unit.
Victor Ngo has been named CEO of UOB Vietnam, according to a statement, succeeding Harry Loh who will return to Singapore to lead group non-financial risk management.
Ngo has over 30 years of banking experience, including around 18 years with UOB after first joining in 2004. He held various senior roles at the Singaporean bank including head of group internal audit and, most recently, head of group compliance. Previously, he also worked at a global bank based in Singapore and Australia for 17 years.
Since 2016, Ngo has been active in UOB’s Vietnam business including supporting the establishment of a foreign-owned subsidiary in 2017.
In his new role, he will lead efforts to deepen digital capabilities, expand the financing offering and connect clients to market opportunities within Vietnam and across the bank’s regional network.
“With [Ngo’s] extensive experience in the banking industry and within UOB Group, he is well placed to drive our Vietnam franchise to new heights,” said UOB deputy chairman and CEO Wee Ee Cheong.