The new role blends functions and areas of responsibility that had previously been held by two separate managers.
Bank of Singapore has appointed Samuel Huen (pictured) as global head of legal and regulatory compliance, with effect from 2 October.
Huen, who will be reporting to Jason Moo, chief executive, will become a member of BoS’s management committee.
In this role, Huen will be taking on the responsibilities of global head of legal, Eric The, and global head of regulatory compliance, Adriel Loh. Teh is retiring in 2024, while Loh will be focusing on his role as OCBC’s group head of regulatory compliance. To ensure a smooth transition, Teh will continue as an advisor until March 2024.
Huen will be responsible for the full spectrum of legal and regulatory risks across Bank of Singapore and its subsidiaries globally in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Luxembourg, the UK, Malaysia and the Philippines, the bank said.
A Singaporean national, Huen previously spent 18 years with UBS, where he was a member of the Singapore management committee and, in his last six years, he led group legal for Singapore.
With more than 20 years of experience, Huen started his career as a Wall Street lawyer in the US where he represented various leading global investment banks and corporate clients.