Wee Kian Lim

Chief Executive Officer
DBS Digital Exchange

Wee Kian has been Chief Executive Officer of DBS Digital Exchange (DDEx) since November 2023.

DDEx is the world’s first full-service digital exchange backed by a bank. A members-only exchange, it enables corporate and institutional investors, accredited investors and family offices to tap into the digital asset economy through its regulated platform that integrates trading, custody and tokenisation.

Wee Kian was previously Regional Head of FX, Treasury and Markets at DBS Bank, where he was responsible for trading in Korea, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and London. He was instrumental in setting up DBS’ offshore Treasury in Vietnam and London and played key roles in digitising the bank’s FX products. He joined DBS Bank in 2004 as Head of Regional Currency Trading.

Prior to joining DBS Bank, Wee Kian held various Portfolio Manager and FX Trading roles JL Capital Hedge Fund, Barclays and UBS.

Wee Kian is currently a Board Director of iFast Corp. An active contributor to the finance industry, he recently participated in a global initiative under Bank of International Settlements to establish the FX Global Code, a set of principles of good practice to promote the integrity and effective functioning of the wholesale foreign exchange market. Following the currency-fixing issues that occurred in Singapore in 2013, Wee Kian was a key member of The Association of Banks in Singapore’s working group to achieve an unbiased NDF fixing reference for the market.

Wee Kian holds a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University Singapore.