Head of group HR
Having served as head of asset and liability management since 2013, Jason Ho assumed the position of head of group human resources in 2015, though he was already involved in key HR initiatives prior to this assignment, such as the OCBC mentoring program which forms a key pillar of the company’s leadership development program. Keeping to the L&D focus, one major project Ho oversaw was the recent refurbishment of the OCBC campus, a $58m L&D hub with more than 32,000 square feet of training space for 400-plus learners. Apart from the facilities, Ho cites OCBC’s numerous L&D programs that fall within three main faculties: banking; leadership and employee development; and customer experience. These programs cover technical and leadership competencies as well as personal discovery and holistic development for career building and long-term engagement.