Main Sponsor

OCBC Bank, Singapore’s longest established local bank, is the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets. With a network of over 600 branches and representative offices in 18 countries and regions, it is one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody’s.

It is consistently ranked among the World’s Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore and the Asia Pacific by The Asian Banker.

OCBC has been supporting SMEs in key markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Greater China and Myanmar. Our industry expertise, strong regional network and innovative banking solutions have helped customers achieve their ambitions across the business life cycle.

Our successful partnerships with SMEs have earned us industry recognition with the following Awards:
• Best Small Business Bank by the Asian Banker, 2018
• Myanmar’s Best International Bank by Asiamoney, 2018
• Asia’s Best Bank for SMEs by Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016 – 2017
• Best Bank for SMEs in Singapore by Asiamoney 2017
• ASEAN SME Bank of the Year by the Asia Banking & Finance, 2011 – 2017
• Best SME Bank in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2013 – 2017
• Best SME Bank in Singapore by Alpha Southeast Asia 2010, 2012 – 2017

As a main sponsor of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the 17th consecutive year, we remain committed to helping Entrepreneurs and SMEs succeed locally and internationally.



Executive Vice President,
Global Commercial Banking

Businesses aren’t built overnight. Resilience, adaptability and a desire to keep challenging oneself are traits that make up the DNA of an Entrepreneur and it is this spirit that we continue to celebrate in our 17th consecutive year as the main sponsor of the EYA. In this digital age, there are many opportunities for businesses if Entrepreneurs have an open-mind and a hunger to learn, and we look forward to providing them with the support that they need along this journey of innovation and growth.






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