In his new role Koh will oversee UBS's regional wealth management business but will also continue as its country head in Singapore, managing the Swiss bank's local investment banking, asset management, and private banking operations.
Koh joined UBS in early 2012 after 20 years in the Asian financial services industry. Prior to joining UBS, Koh was president at Ta Chong Bank, a mid-sized Taiwanese lender that US private equity shop Carlyle acquired in December 2007.
Before he joined Ta Chong, Koh was head of regional consumer banking at DBS Bank in Singapore. He worked with DBS from 2001 until 2008 and is credited with significantly growing its consumer banking franchise across Asia.
“Since joining UBS in early 2012, Edmund has taken a crucial role in successfully building our business in the region and has been key to implementing our strategy,” Zeltner said in the UBS memo. “His extensive experience in the financial industry and in the successful development of new markets, positions him well to lead UBS Wealth Management into the next phase in developing the strong position we have built in Asia Pacific."
UBS is the largest wealth manager in Asia Pacific by invested assets, managing Chf 269 billion ($265 billion) for clients in the region.