Celina Chan

Celina Chan

OCBC Hong Kong

Head of Sustainable Finance

Celina Chan heads up Sustainable Finance for OCBC Bank in Hong Kong. OCBC is the longest established Singapore bank and is one of the world’s most highly-rated banks.

OCBC, as an early mover in mobilising capital to support corporates’ sustainable transition, has recently surpassed its target of S$50 billion (~HK$300 billion) in sustainable financing by 2025. OCBC has been named Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Hong Kong, and Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Singapore, by Global Finance.

Celina, as a pioneer in ESG solutions, has contributed to innovative transactions including the world’s first Sustainability-Linked Bond for a real estate developer (2021) as well as Hong Kong’s first sustainable finance in the logistics industry (2022).

Prior to joining OCBC, Celina was at HSBC as an International Manager where she was a corporate banker in Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and the UK; and where she managed regional and global strategies for the bank. She specialised in impact finance when she was awarded a scholarship to complete an MBA at the University of Oxford.

Celina has lived in Asia, Europe, US, and Africa and is an advocate of finance for good.”

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

For greater collaboration in Hong Kong to allow much needed capital to help sectors most in need with their transition to a sustainable low-carbon world.