Ray Ferguson is a renowned international banker, business leader and advisor. Having an extensive executive career in banking across 5 continents in multiple Chairman, Board, Chief Executive and business leadership roles with Standard Chartered and Bank ABC, Ray, a Singaporean, lives in Singapore and has a portfolio of Asia Pacific financial industry and technology orientated board and investment interests.
Ray is the current Chairman of Singapore Life Holdings Pte Ltd, which is a regulated financial services holding company based in Singapore that is a result of the merger of Aviva Singapore and Singlife closed in November 2020.
Ray had a long and enjoyable tenure at Standard Chartered Bank in various capacities – Regional CEO from 2007 to 2012, and CEO of Singapore from 2009 to 2014. Other roles with Standard Chartered include Chairman Bank Permata (a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank), CEO Americas, UAE, Indonesia and Taiwan. Between 2014 and 2017, he led the global business of Bank ABC, a Bahrain based international bank. Ray was also named a “Distinguished Fellow” for corporate banking by the Institute for Banking and Finance (IBF).