Eugene Huang, tech industry expert, appointed as DBS’s new chief information officer

Eugene Huang, tech industry expert, appointed as DBS's new chief information officer
Eugene Huang, tech industry expert, appointed as DBS's new chief information officer

Huang succeeds Han Kwee Juan, who has served as DBS’s acting CIO and Singapore Country Head since November 2023.

DBS Group Holdings (DBS) has named Eugene Huang as its next Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective May 10, 2024. Huang, a seasoned technologist with more than 36 years of expertise, will join DBS’s Group Executive Committee and report directly to CEO Piyush Gupta.

Huang has extensive experience at DBS, having held senior positions in both startups and big organizations throughout global financial centers. His previous expertise includes over a decade at top financial organizations such as Salomon Smith Barney and Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. He also worked at Citigroup and HSBC.

Huang joins DBS from Ping An Group, where he heads a team of 22,000 personnel in charge of providing a full portfolio of IT solutions to all Ping An businesses.

He was Chairman and CEO of Ping An Technology, the group’s technology branch, responsible for all profit and loss operations. Notably, he was instrumental in getting OneConnect Financial Technology, a Ping An subsidiary specializing in financial technology services, listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2019, just four years after its founding.

Huang succeeds Han Kwee Juan, who has been the acting CIO and Singapore Country Head since November 2023. Han will resume his full-time post as Singapore Country Head on June 1, 2024.

DBS CEO Piyush Gupta stated of the appointment, “Eugene possesses a rare blend of deep business experience and technology expertise, as well as international exposure, which will serve DBS well as we continue to enhance our system resiliency while innovating for the future.”

“His immediate aim will be to improve on the bank’s technology resilience efforts since last year. We are convinced that Eugene will be an excellent addition to our leadership team, contributing significantly to our mission to provide our customers with dependable and seamless banking experiences.”

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