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Senior VP, Digital Currency & Payments. Group Transaction Banking, Group Wholesale Banking

Posting Date:  28-May-2023

Raffles (City Area), Singapore, Singapore, 048624

Company:  United Overseas Bank Ltd

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices. Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values – Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Wholesale Bank function operates a dynamic business model that provides financial services and solutions to help our clients achieve their strategic business objectives. Our mission is to become the premier-provider of banking services and solutions for Asia-based commercial banking companies (small medium enterprises), large corporations, financial institutions as well as multinational corporations. Our coverage teams work in full alignment with specialised teams across Transaction Banking, Investment Banking, Global Markets and Group Retail to deliver seamless solutions to our clients.

Job Responsibilities

Digital currencies (central bank digital currencies and more) has the potential to truly digitize payments and cash management and will be a critical component in the fast evolving payment landscape.

We are looking for an individual who has proven experience in blockchain and digital currencies use cases, proof-of-concepts (POC), product management and deep understanding on regulatory / market developments in the payments and digital currency space.  The individual enjoys learning about technologies and concepts, and has the ability to communicate pros & cons of new technologies and models in contrast with traditional payments models, and identify areas that has most potential to augment our payment offerings and processes

Reporting to the Group Head of Payments & Receivables under Cash Product Management at Group Transaction Banking, the individual will have the ability to build strong relationships and collaborate with Technology, Operations, Business Segments, Marketing, Clients, Partners, reaching across functional lines to find solutions from concept-to-completion.


  • Contribute and execute according to the digital currencies strategy, roadmap and operating plan
  • Participate and drive industry engagement and discussions on innovation topics
  • Research and develop potential use cases and opportunities (leveraging on, but not limited to, blockchain technology, tokens, coins, purpose coins and other digital assets)
  • Run POCs, prototypes and pilots to maintain portfolio of innovation concepts in line with strategy
  • Join client meetings to discuss co-creation opportunities for use cases.
  • Research and engage with potential partners to discuss collaboration opportunities 
  • Establish delivery mechanism to bring innovations to life that will provide learnings that inform future payment product roadmaps
  • Evaluate and prioritize new product and services opportunities and develop a business case for investment approval.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to drive the delivery and commercialization Monitor the fast evolving landscape and lead internal education efforts on innovation topics, approach and learnings
  • Coordinate regular newsletters to provide insights on what is happening in the market and what the bank is doing

Job Requirements

  • At least 12 years and above of working experience in working with Digital Currency, Payments, Transaction Banking products with a proven track record in implementing successful innovative solutions and digital strategies. Strong understanding of the Payment – Transaction Banking business and an appreciation of innovations happening within the Payments space.
  • Experience in managing Payments - Transaction banking product(s) in the wholesale banking space across Asia Pacific is strongly preferred.
  • Must possess very strong cross-platform digital and technical knowledge and up-to-date with the latest market development.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization both internally and externally. Ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment.


Technical Competencies

DLT and related technologies Digital assets and tokenization knowledge Fintech exposure Payments knowledge Research, evaluation and prioritization skills Communication and presentation

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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