Women in finance: Jeanette Wong

Jeanette Wong is featured in our series on influential women in the region's financial centres for her work as head of DBS's institutional banking group.

Jeanette Wong helms DBS’s massive Institutional Banking Group, and has led the bank’s thrust into growing its fee income and building up its advisory and deal-making capabilities.

At DBS, the Institutional Banking Group encompasses corporate banking, global transaction services, strategic advisory, syndicated finance and project finance and the group contributed a whopping 62% S$2.9 billion of the Singaporean bank’s total profit in 2014.

Wong was named to her present role in August 2008, when the world’s financial markets were on the brink of the worst financial crisis. She steadily steered the division towards rising profitability. DBS has traditionally been a lender but used to leave...

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