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Meet Christine Ip, the Award-winning Banker and CEO of Greater China of United Overseas Bank
Christine joined United Overseas Bank Limited (“UOB”) in 2011. She is a Managing Director responsible for developing the Bank’s Greater China strategy. Christine has been appointed as CEO of UOB Hong Kong since 2012 and CEO Greater China with effect from 1 July 2016.
Christine is a seasoned banker with more than 30 years of experience in both Consumer and Corporate Banking, and she has significant experience in China. Prior to joining UOB, Christine has held a range of senior management positions in product and sales management, customer segment management and risk management in Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, Singapore and China with ANZ, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC.
She was Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ) CEO and Executive Director of the China business. She has led the team to expand the franchise in terms of geography and to build a comprehensive range of corporate and retail products and service capabilities. During her role as ANZ China CEO, the Bank won best “Australia Business Award in China” by Australia Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, Christine was Country Head, Consumer Banking, China at Standard Chartered Bank spearheading the development of the business and team building with WTO opening. She has led the Standard Chartered Bank to win “Best Retail Bank in HK” and “Best Foreign Retail Bank in China”.
Her achievements have brought her the Asia Retail Congress award for “Best International Retail Banker’ in 2008 and she was also named by the China Woman Association as among the Top 100 Greater China Senior Women Executives in 2012.
Christine is also a non-executive director of United Overseas Bank (China) Ltd and an independent non-executive director of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd, a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She has been appointed as an advisor, China area of Adecco Group AG, with effect from 1 Jul 2016.
Christine is a popular speaker in various public forums and has been speaking at various undergraduate programs in University of Hong Kong, Polytechnic University as well as Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In 2015, under Christine’s leadership, UOB Hong Kong has spearheaded the UOB Art Academy promoting education and appreciation of art to the mass community in Hong Kong. She is now a committee member of the Museum Advisory Committee under Leisure & Cultural Services Department of the HKSAR Government.
Christine holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts from University of Hong Kong and MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 March 2017 to 30 June 2017.
Lunch will be held on 3 July 2017. Cost of lunch is $150 per person.
2/2 redeemable seats for Hands-On x Time Auction Serve-a-thon campaign.
Lunch with Christine at the UOB Office
How is the banking industry different in China than elsewhere? Find out where the opportunities and challenges lie at lunch with Christine at the UOB office, and pick her brains on anything you want. *Lunch will be held on 3 July 2017.