Jeffery leads DBS’ legal and compliance approach to data, AI, ecosystem, innovation and intellectual property initiatives. As a thought leader of AI and data governance in DBS, Jeffery developed the bank’s responsible data use framework, (also known as “PURE”), which won in the Strategy and Changing Behaviour Category of the 2019 edition of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards. More recently, his work with government agencies to facilitate data-driven innovation was also awarded in the Thought Leadership and Social Responsibility – Expertise in Ethical Data Use category of the 2020 edition of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.
Currently, Jeffery is driving the further development of DBS’ model governance framework and leads DBS’ legal and compliance approach to various strategic digital initiatives. Prior to DBS, he was Managing Director, Head of Controls and Regulatory Reform in Financial Markets Compliance, and Regional Head of Legal & Compliance, ASEAN, at Standard Chartered Bank. Earlier in his career, Jeffery headed various local and regional compliance portfolios at JPMorgan Chase Bank, and was with the Banking Supervisory Department in the Monetary Authority of Singapore.