Paul Cobban

Paul Cobban is Chief Data and Transformation Officer and Managing Director for the Technology and Operations group in DBS. Based in Singapore, his portfolio involves strengthening the bank’s data-driven agenda by laying down a strong digital foundation and driving a future ready mindset across the bank.

In addition, he spearheads the bank’s improvement and transformation programmes that redefine customer and employee experiences by building a strong culture, reimagining the future of work and driving innovation across the bank.

Paul joined DBS in 2009 as Managing Director for business transformation, and was Chief Operating Officer of Technology and Operations in 2013. He has driven a number of bank-wide transformation programmes including driving continuous improvement through process re-engineering and Lean IT.

Paul is one of the region’s foremost technology leaders, and is on The Asian Banker’s list of leading practitioners in banking. He chairs the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Future-Enabled Skills Work Group and is an IBF Fellow. He also sits on the FinTech Advisory council for the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and is a fintech mentor. Paul holds a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering from Aston University.


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