Darren is an accomplished CFO with over 22 years of professional experience, and had held senior global and regional leadership roles across Fintech, Private Equity and International banks which include HSBC, Stanchart, OCBC and DBS. Prior to joining Taki, Darren was the Group Head of Performance & Audit at Clermont Group – an international Investment Private Equity Group managing a multi-billion investment portfolio which includes Healthcare, Aerospace and Financial Services sectors and was the Chairman and Board Director at Orion Energy, a leading mid-sized oil and gas company in Latin America. At Clermont, Darren authored the Clermont Group’s CFO Red Book, Opco Financial Standards Manual, and Business Risk and Control Playbooks to strengthen the financial discipline, business reporting standards, governance ethics, capital and risk management of the operating companies, putting them on a strong foundation for sustainable growth.
At OCBC, as the Group CFO for OCBC Group Consumer Financial Services, Darren was responsible for managing the business performance and growth of retail banking products and customer segments which include Premier Private Client, Premier Banking and Personal Banking across Asia. Under his finance stewardship, the consumer banking business had leapfrogged to be the fastest growing business segment within OCBC Group whilst undergoing significant structural digital transformation. As a strong advocate of Finance Transformation, he led the first Robotic Process Automation (RPA) deployment within OCBC. Given the strategic importance and impact of his role, he was appointed as a Material Risk Taker (MRT) at OCBC.
Darren believes in paying it forward and sharing his CFO experiences. He is currently also an expert council member at GLG – Financial Services and CFO practice.