Meet Piyush Gupta, digital banking champion

An astute business leader, Piyush Gupta, CEO and Director, DBS Group was one of the first banking sector honchos to usher a forceful, bank-wide digital transformation. Under his leadership, the largest bank of South East Asia has scored major victories, which include the best digital bank in the world by Euromoney magazine and recognition as the safest bank in Asia by New York-based trade publication Global Finance for nine consecutive years.

In an exclusive interview with Connected to India, Piyush said his most significant accomplishment over the last eight years as CEO of DBS is driving a cultural transformation and adding an entrepreneurial spirit to the bank. And that banks receive their license to operate from the civil society, not just the government.

An alumnus of St Stephen’s and IIM Ahmedabad, Gupta, who has spent close to two decades in South East Asia, gave credit to his Indian roots for his continuing success. The big boss of DBS applauded the Indian government for demonetisation and GST, spoke about his extraordinary journey in the banking sector spanning three decades, highlighted new DBS initiatives in the digital space, explained how he maintains a work-life balance and other things. Watch the @Work interview here: