UOB Thailand Partners with Thammasat Business School to Enhance Skillsets for Business Bankers

UOB Thailand has entered into a strategic partnership with Thammasat Business School (TBS) to enhance its Banker’s Executive Certification Programme. This collaboration aims to equip UOB’s bankers with advanced financial knowledge and essential skills, enabling them to better support the evolving needs of small business clients.

Through this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), UOB and TBS will jointly develop a comprehensive three-month curriculum. The programme will integrate lectures, case studies, workshops, simulations, and executive masterclasses for 30 high performing Relationship Managers in Business Banking function. Participants will engage in an extensive range of topics, including emerging trends in SMEs, performance strategy simulations, sales monitoring, risk management, account planning and essential communication skills and leadership skills.

Mrs. Sayumrat Maranate, Head of Business Banking, UOB Thailand said, “As a leading SME bank in ASEAN, UOB takes part in nurturing the next generation bankers to meet diverse demands of SME clients as their businesses expand. This year’s programme not only provides technical knowledge and essential business acumen but also enhances communication and leadership skills. By honing these skillsets, our bankers can deliver better customer experiences and tailored financial solutions.”

Asst Prof Dr Oraphan Yolrabil, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Alliance Network, Thammasat Business School said “We are excited to partner with UOB Thailand to advance the Bank’s talent development agenda. This year’s syllabus focuses on customer centricity and developing an agile mindset. Participants will practice decision-making, problem-solving and consultative selling skills to recommend financial products that meet customers’ needs. They will also learn effective communication skills to maintain their competitive edge astrusted financial advisers.”

Ms. Sasiwimol Arayawattanapong, Head of Human Resources, UOB Thailand said “Our people are the most valuable asset, and their development is fundamental to the Bank’s sustainable growth. The Banker’s Executive Certification Programme is part of our career development programmes to help our employees excel. This partnership with TBS underscores our commitment to promoting employee learning and empowering them with the necessary skillsets to grow professionally and become future leaders within our organisation.”

Since its inception in 2017, 102 SME bankers have been selected for the Banker’s Executive Certification programme. Of these, 55 graduates have advanced to senior management positions within UOB Thailand.