Piyush has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009. Prior to joining DBS, Piyush had a 27-year career at Citigroup, where his last position was Chief Executive Officer for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Piyush is Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Executive Committee. In addition, he is a member of Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, Singapore Management University’s Board of Trustees, and Bretton Woods Committee’s Advisory Council.
Piyush sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, National Research Foundation Singapore, and the Council for Board Diversity established by Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development. He is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association. Previously, he was a member of the Singapore Emerging Stronger Taskforce, aimed at defining Singapore’s future in a post-Covid world, the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the McKinsey Advisory Council.
Piyush was named one of the world’s top 100 best-performing chief executives in Harvard Business Review’s 2019 edition of “The CEO 100”. In 2020, he was awarded the Public Service Star by the President of Singapore for his meritorious service to the nation. He was named Global Indian of the Year by the Economic Times in 2021, Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year by Singapore Business Awards in 2016, and Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC in 2014.