Mr David Gledhill
Group Chief Information Officer | Group Executive, Managing Director and
Head, Group Technology and Operations | DBS Bank Ltd
David Gledhill is Group Chief Information Officer, as well as Head of Group Technology & Operations at
DBS Bank, a leading Asian bank and “World’s Best Digital Bank”. Under his leadership, the bank has
consistently delivered business value through the innovative use of technology. Most recently, he was a
2017 recipient of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan CIO Leadership
Award, becoming the first CIO from an Asian company to have won.
David brings with him over 25 years of experience in the financial service industry and has spent over 20
years in Asia. Prior to joining DBS in 2008, he worked 20 years at JP Morgan, holding senior regional
positions in Technology & Operations.
As Head of Group Technology & Operations at DBS, David manages about 10,000 technology and
operations professionals across the region and is focused on reimagining banking for our customers.
This is an all-encompassing journey and changing the culture and mindsets of our people, re-architecting
in technology infrastructure, leveraging big data, biometrics and AI to make banking simple and
seamless for our customers. Executing against DBS’ strategy to be at the forefront of digital
transformation, David also plays a lead role in driving the bank’s innovation agenda, which encompasses
design thinking, agile methodology, data analytics, fintech partnerships, hackathons etc. He also
oversees procurement and real estate initiatives.
David is a Director of Singapore Clearing House Pte Ltd and a member of IBM Advisory Board, as well as
a member of National Super Computing Centre Steering Committee. He is also Board Advisor to
Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Information Systems and National University of
Singapore (NUS) School of Computing. A British citizen, David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Computing and Electronics, from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom.