Paul Cobban

Managing Director & COO, Technology & Operation Group
DBS Bank

Paul Cobban is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Technology and Operation group in DBS. Based in Singapore, he oversees business transformation, operational excellence, customer experience, IT project office, procurement, real estate, operational risk and business continuity management.
In addition, Paul also leads the Innovation group, guiding the team as it charts DBS’s foray into the future of banking.
Paul joined DBS in 2009 as Managing Director for business transformation. Since then, he has driven a number of bank-wide transformation programs including delivering Asian Service, driving continuous improvement through process re-engineering, Lean IT and strategic cost management.
Prior to that, Paul, who holds a first class honors degree in Civil Engineering from Aston University, UK, spent 13 years at Standard Chartered Bank, where he held several senior positions including Global Head of Consumer Bank Operations, and Head of Consumer Bank Transformation, in Singapore, Hong Kong and London.