THE word "trust" crops up many times during the interview with Derrick Tan, one of the most senior private bankers at Bank of Singapore (BOS).
The amiable 45-year-old, one of four global market heads who report directly to CEO Bahren Shaari, says he wouldn't be where he is today without placing a high level of trust in his peers and superiors.
"Bahren has been a mentor and a friend of mine for over 10 years. I trust him with my career and I trust him to build a very sustainable long-term business model," Mr Tan tells The Business Times during the hour-long chat at his office in Market Street.
"In turn, because I trust him, the people under me trust that I will be able to build a sustainable career...