MP Foo Mee Har resigns from top banking post

MP for West Coast GRC Foo Mee Har has resigned from her post as global head of priority and international banking at Standard Chartered Bank. (Yahoo! file photo)

Member of Parliament Foo Mee Har has resigned from the top banking post she held at Standard Chartered Bank to focus on constituency work and other interests.

In a post on her Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon, Foo said she spent 19 years with the bank, leaving her post as global head for priority and international banking “to pursue other interests” and resuming a non-executive role.

“I am excited about this new direction in my life,” she wrote. “Amongst other things, I am looking forward to spending time on a number of initiatives in the pipeline for the Ayer Rajah constituency,” she added.

Foo previously served as president and CEO of the bank’s Thai branch from 2006 to 2008, as well as the country head of consumer banking in China between 2003 and 2005 and the global head of premium banking in Singapore.

A new MP, she was first elected in last year’s general election to represent West Coast GRC. She sits on the finance, trade and industry as well as manpower government parliamentary committees.