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DBS executive among FinanceAsia's top 25 women in finance across Asia-Pac

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DBS' head of institutional banking, Jeanette Wong, has been named as one of the top 25 women in finance across the Asia-Pacific by regional financial trade magazine FinanceAsia.

DBS' head of institutional banking, Jeanette Wong, has been named as one of the top 25 women in finance across the Asia-Pacific by regional financial trade magazine FinanceAsia.

Ms Wong is the only Singaporean banker in FinanceAsia's 2015 honour roll of the most influential women in investment and commercial banking across the Asia-Pacific, DBS said in a statement on Friday.

Previously, she was the chief financial officer of DBS Group, from 2003 to 2008.

At the brink of the global financial crisis in August 2008, she took over the reins of DBS' institutional banking business.

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Despite the challenging environment then, DBS continued to leverage its strong balance sheet to extend credit lines to corporate customers, allowing the bank to cement many client relationships across Asia, the bank said.

"She has since steered the business towards rising profitability by continuing to invest in building capabilities in key revenue-generating units such as global transaction services, as well as client and industry coverage."

Ms Wong's career began in 1982 at Banque Paribas and then Citibank from 1984 to 1986, before she joined JP Morgan in 1986.

She is also the director of DBS Bank (China) and the chairperson of DBS Bank (Taiwan). She sits on the board of Neptune Orient Lines and Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Ms Wong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors in Business Administration degree, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

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