He will take over from Ronny Tan as Chief Country Officer for Singapore and in addition will also work across all the Bank’s business divisions to develop the Bank’s client activities in South East Asia. Tan will continue with the Bank as Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank, Singapore, having played an important role in the development of the Bank’s Singapore franchise for 12 years. Lee will report to Gunit Chadha and Alan Cloete, Co-Chief Executive Officers, Asia Pacific, and Members of the Group Executive Committee.
Announcing the appointment, Chadha said, 'Philip is one of the most senior, accomplished and well known bankers both in Singapore and across the region. He brings great depth of experience to this important role where he will focus on the development of our client franchise in Singapore and South East Asia, an area which has significant importance and potential for the Bank'.
Lee was previously with JP Morgan from 1995, where he most recently held the roles of Senior Country Officer, Singapore, and CEO, South East Asia Investment Banking. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Lee held various investment banking roles with Citibank and Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Business and International Finance from the Stern School of New York University.