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DBS Hires Taimur Baig as Chief Economist from Monetary Authority of Singapore

DBS has hired Taimur Baig as Chief Economist and Managing Director for Group Research, replacing David Carbon who will be retiring.  He will report to Timothy Wong, Managing Director and Head of DBS Group Research.

” DBS hires Taimur Baig as Chief Economist from Singapore’s Central Bank “

Taimur joins from Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where he was the Principal Economist at the Economic Policy Group.  Prior, he was with Deutsche Bank as Managing Director & Chief Economist for Asia, and International Monetary Fund as Senior Economist.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and attended Wabash College and the London School of Economics for his B.A.

Timothy Wong, Managing Director and Head of DBS Group Research:

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“Taimur is a veteran economist with extensive expertise covering Asia. His strong grasp of Asian economies makes him the perfect addition to DBS, recognised as Asia’s Best Bank by several publications. I believe he will make invaluable contributions to the bank’s deep insights on the region. We are pleased to welcome Taimur to the DBS family.  We would like to thank Dave for his 12 years of service as Chief Economist for DBS. He has built up a strong and credible economics research product and generated many unique and interesting macro insights over his tenure.”

Source: Official Press Release


About DBS Bank

DBS Bank
DBS Bank

DBS Bank Ltd (SGX:D05) is a Singaporean multinational banking and financial services company. The company was known as The Development Bank of Singapore Limited, before the present name was adopted in July 2003 to reflect its changing role as a regional bank. Founded in 1968, DBS acquired POSB (Post Office Savings Bank) in 1998. With over 280 branches across 18 markets in Asia, DBS serves over four million customers in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely, Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia.

  • Origin : Singapore
  • Assets : SGD 458 billion
  • Revenue : SGD 10.8 billion
  • Employees : 22,000

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