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Mr Tham Ming Soong left the mainstream financial services industry after a career spanning more than 30 years. Over the course of his career Ming Soong had held senior positions at the United Overseas Bank (UOB), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC). From December 2005 until end April 2012, Ming Soong was the Group Chief Risk Officer of UOB. In this role, Ming Soong was responsible for providing strategic risk management directions for the UOB Banking Group. He had responsibilities for credit, market, liquidity and operation risks of the Group’s banking, fund management and insurance businesses.

Until the end 2010 Ming Soong chaired the Risk Management Standing Committee of the Association of Banks of Singapore, and the Risk Management Working Group of the Institute of Banking and Finance. He is currently an adjunct Professor at the Risk Management Institute of the National University of Singapore.

In 2009, Ming Soong was named Bank Risk Manager of the Year by AsiaRisk. In the same year, under his leadership UOB received the QFC-Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award (Risk Management). Ming Soong is a contributing author of "Banks at Risk – Global Best Practices in An Age of Turbulence".

Ming Soong is currently engaged in advisory and consulting in the area of Enterprise Risk Management, with specific interests in the areas of big data and high performance computing.

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