Speaker Profile: Christine Ip

Christine joined United Overseas Bank Limited (“UOB”) in Jan 2011.  She is a Managing Director responsible for developing the Bank’s Greater China strategy.  Christine has been appointed as CEO of UOB Hong Kong since January 2012.

Christine is a seasoned banker with more than 27 years of experience in both Consumer and Corporate Banking, and she has significant experience in China. Prior to joining UOB, Christine has held a range of senior management positions in product and sales management, customer segment management and risk management in Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, Singapore and China with ANZ, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC.

She was Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ) CEO and Executive Director of the China business. She has led the team to expand the franchise in terms of geography and to build a comprehensive range of corporate and retail products and service capabilities. During her role as ANZ China CEO, the Bank won best “Australia Business Award in China” by Australia Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, Christine was Country Head, Consumer Banking, China at Standard Chartered Bank spearheading the development of the business and team building with WTO opening. She has led the Standard Chartered Bank to win “Best Retail Bank in HK” and “Best Foreign Retail Bank in China”.

Her achievements have brought her the Asia Retail Congress award for “Best International Retail Banker’ in 2008 and she was also named by the China Woman Association as among the Top 100 Greater China Senior Women Executives in 2012.

Christine is also a non-executive director of United Overseas Bank (China) Ltd and an independent non-executive director of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd, a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Christine is a popular speaker in various public forums and has been speaking at various undergraduate programs in University of Hong Kong, Polytechnic University as well as Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has been the Co-chairperson of the Bridge-to-China Walkathon Fundraising Committee since 2013.

Christine holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts from University of Hong Kong and MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.