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Local talent to the fore

Singaporeans are leveraging on their technical and cultural skills to move into senior positions at leading financial institutions, say this year's IBF Distinguished Fellows.

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Factors that have helped Singaporeans progress in the financial industry include the high standard of education here, their good command of the business language as well as a hardworking and disciplined work ethos.

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IBF DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS: Khoo Kah Siang, CEO at Great Eastern Life Assurance Company

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IBF DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS: Susan Soh, Singapore Country Head at Schroder Investment Management

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IBF DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS: Susan Hwee, UOB's group head of technology and operations

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IBF DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS: Lam Chee Kin, DBS Bank's group head of compliance

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IBF DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS: Melvyn Low, Asean head and Singapore country head for treasury and trade solutions at Citi

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IBF DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS: Sim S Lim, DBS Bank country head

AS Singapore cements its position as one of Asia's premier finance hubs, more local professionals are climbing the industry's ranks to take on senior positions at leading regional and global financial institutions.

Indeed, Singaporeans snagged the lion's share of the top honours at this

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