Dave Gledhill

Former Group Chief Information Officer and Head of Group Technology & Operations

DBS Bank

David served as Group Chief Information Officer and Head of Group Technology & Operations at DBS Bank for 11 years until 219. In this role, and as member of the Group Executive Committee, he led the Transformation team that drove much of the change agenda at the company including Customer Journey Thinking, Innovation, Data Science, Platform Organization, and Culture Transformation. Under David’s leadership, the bank has consistently driven great value from technology, and has deeply transformed its culture into a truly Digital led company, and what may be the most digitized bank in the world, and certainly widely recognized as Asia’s most digital bank. DBS is widely renowned for its Digital Transformation, recognized by Euromoney, Global Finance and The Banker as the “World’s Best Bank,” and Harvard Business Review as one of the top 1 global strategic transformations of the decade.

In 217, David received the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan CIO Leadership Award, becoming the first CIO from an Asian company to have received the award. David brings to the table over 3 years of experience in the financial service industry and has spent over 25 years in Asia. Prior to joining DBS in 28, he worked 2 years at JP Morgan, holding senior regional positions in Technology & Operations. In further recognition of his deep technical knowledge, David had also been appointed to the Singapore Government’s ministerial level Public Sector Data Security Review Committee, which was responsible for defining new data security policies and practices across all Public Services in Singapore.

David is a non-executive director of Singapore Airlines, where he is a member of the Board Safety and Risk Committee and the Board Customer Experience and Technology Committee, is a board member of National University of Singapore (NUS) Institute of Systems Science, and retains a senior advisor role at DBS. David’s previous roles include Director of Singapore Clearing House Pte Ltd, member of IBM Advisory Board, as well as a member of the Singapore National Super Computing Centre Steering Committee.