John Laurens


John is a member of the CompleXCountries advisory board. Leader in digital banking, with global large scale general management (up to US$2.2bn P&L). Particular expertise in transformational platforms, customer journeys, data and design thinking. Strategic partner to corporate clients to achieve commercial outcomes through use of technology and innovative digital solutions. Deep, current, on the ground Asian experience, including direct multi-country P&L responsibility, across 19 Asia Pacific markets over 27 years.

Group Head of Global Transaction Banking to 2021 of DBS Bank, regarded as the world’s best digital bank and Southeast Asia’s influential largest bank, which has borrowed from the tech sector to disrupt approaches, processes, and systems in the industry. Former NED of SWIFT, the global financial infrastructure network and Chair of AXS, Singapore’s largest retail e-services and bill payment provider.

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