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First Vice President, Corporate Governance, Group Legal & Secretariat

Posting Date:  12-May-2023

Singapore (City Area), 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 Legal and Secretariat function is comprised of the Legal and Secretariat teams. The Legal team works closely with all functions across the Group to provide timely, accurate and practical legal support. This facilitates decision-making in the delivery of efficient service to our customers, while ensuring that the Group’s interests are protected. The Secretariat team supports the boards of UOB and its Singapore subsidiaries in the discharge of their responsibilities and provides advice on governance matters. It also facilitates communication between the non-executive directors and senior management, and manages the induction and professional development programme for directors.

Job Responsibilities

We are seeking a corporate governance professional with experience as the company secretary of a listed company. 


You are:

  • well-versed in the Companies Act, SGX Listing Rules and Corporate Governance Code
  • a team player


You can:

  • lead a team of corporate governance professionals
  • provide training on corporate governance matters
  • advise internal stakeholders on corporate governance matters
  • write policies and guidelines to help internal stakeholders
  • lead projects (for example, organise large scale events)

Job Requirements

You have:

  • a degree in law or accountancy or are a qualified chartered secretary
  • a good command of English, both written and spoken
  • an eye for detail
  • a passion for professional excellence
  • If you have not been named as a secretary in a listed company but have relevant experience (for example, a lawyer advising on corporate work), the experience will be considered seriously. Your experience in a regulated environment will be an advantage.

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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