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Evy Wee, 39

Evy Wee

Managing director, Head of Financial Planning and Personal Investing, and Head of Cash Equity with the Singapore Consumer Banking Group at DBS Bank

Evy’s passion for empowering Singaporeans with financial planning know-how is fuelled by personal experience. When she was growing up, her family went through a difficult time and was evicted from their home. After graduation, she became the breadwinner at just 23 years old.

Today, she shares the bank’s vision of equipping the nation with the right skill sets for financial and retirement planning. “This has become an important national challenge which must be addressed so more people can enjoy their silver years without financial anxiety.”

In her role, Evy seeks to democratise wealth management through technology. She is involved in the bank’s efforts to lower barriers of entry into investing with initiatives such as, a knowledge portal for anyone to learn about the foundational pillars of financial plans. She was also part of the task force that mapped the blueprint for the SGFinDex, which allows customers to easily connect their financial information from across participating banks and government agencies to obtain an overview of their finances. “My vision is to enable all Singaporeans to do financial planning regardless of their life stage. I hope to make money management a core life skill for everyone.”

(Photography: Joel Low | Art Direction: Audrey Chan | Hair: Ann Lin/Athens Salon | Make-up: Sophia Chia/Makeup Works)