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OCBC looking from within for next CEO

Incumbent chief prefers hiring from within, but says the idea of external candidates should not be excluded

Samuel Tsien, who's into his eighth year as CEO at OCBC, says there are no immediate plans for him to step down, and that there are strong candidates from within the bank who can take over.


SAMUEL Tsien, in his eighth year as chief executive officer at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC), has signalled that he favours internal candidates over external ones to succeed him when the time comes.

"We have internal candidates who are strong candidates, who have...

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