Bank risk manager of the year

Tham Ming Soong, United Overseas Bank

The transition from prized family business to multinational company is not always easy; the majority shareholders, used to making critical decisions themselves, are often reluctant to cede control to professionals. However, the decision to bring in a seasoned risk manager at Singapore-based, United Overseas Bank (UOB) was considered an important step in its evolution into a pan-Asian bank. And it was being a part of this transition that greatly appealed to c