AICB Appoints Edward Ling as Chief Executive, Effective 20 September 2021

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AICB Appoints Edward Ling as Chief Executive, Effective 20 September 2021


20 Sep 2021

The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Ling Hsiao Wee as the new Chief Executive, effective 20 September 2021. Edward takes over from Prasad Padmanaban, who served the Institute for close to five years.

A veteran in the financial sector, Edward has held various leadership positions in his 11 years of service at ACCA, including his most recent role as Regional Portfolio Head — Maritime Southeast Asia following four years as Country Head of ACCA Malaysia.

AICB Chairman Tan Sri Azman Hashim said, “We are delighted to welcome Edward as the new AICB Chief Executive. His vast knowledge and rich experience in the professional development and financial sphere, leading local and regional portfolios, uniquely positions him to lead the Institute and help us serve the needs of our members and the banking industry during this period of rapid transformation.”

Commenting on his new role, Edward Ling said: “Digitalisation has dramatically altered the banking industry, creating new challenges and placing greater emphasis on workforce transformation. It has become critical for the industry to optimise technology and upskill and reskill the workforce to keep up with the revolution. I am excited to join AICB and look forward to contributing towards raising the professional standards in the banking industry and ensuring our members are equipped with the professional knowledge and skills to navigate the future of banking.”

Edward holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Operations Management Science from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance from Pittsburg State University. He is passionate about aviation and portrait photography and is an avid fan of the Civilization strategy game series.