DBS Group Holdings Limited, Asia’s foremost financial services group, recently announced the appointment of Alex Woo as CEO of DBS of Asia Hub 2 (DAH2). DAH2 was established in Hyderabad in 2016 as the second technology hub of DBS Group Holdings Limited.
Woo reports to David Gledhill, Group Chief Information Officer and Head of Group Technology & Operations at DBS. Woo brings with him about two decades of experience in driving technology operations for DBS in the Asian market. He was most recently Head of Technology & Operations in DBS Indonesia where he spent five years managing several key projects such as onshoring key systems, building a new Data Centre, as well as supporting the rollout of digibank in Indonesia and the ANZ integration.
His role at DAH2 includes supporting DBS in building its digital capabilities to suit ever-changing consumer and technological demands by developing innovative and relevant digital solutions. Said Gledhill, “We are extremely pleased to have Alex lead DAH2. We believe that with his vast experience and deep understanding of DBS’ technology ethos, he will be able to strengthen DAH2’s capabilities in developing the next generation of cutting-edge solutions.”
On his appointment, Woo mentioned, “I am very excited to be taking on this assignment. The team at DAH2 has worked on projects that are key to the bank and has created interesting solutions that have been implemented bank-wide. I am looking forward to working with the team and building greater capabilities to support the bank.”
Home to a workforce of 1,300 employees including software engineers, data scientists and business analysts, DAH2 is the bank’s first technology development centre outside Singapore. The hub supports the bank in strengthening its technological capabilities and delivers best-in-class solutions for customers. Leveraging the nimbleness and agility of start-ups, DAH2 has built a culture of innovation and experimentation. The centre was honoured with the Centre Transformation award at the prestigious Zinnov Awards 2018.