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Mr. Garry Sien
The University of Melbourne Alumnus
Head of Technology at ANZ
*By Garry Sien
Garry joined ANZ's Graduate Program in Melbourne in 2006 and is an International Technologist with experience in Retail and Institutional Banking across Asia Pacific. Since relocating to Asia in 2008, he has worked in various countries across the Asia Pacific region, including China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. These experiences have given Garry access to the strength and depth of ANZ’s network and developed his cultural adaptability through connecting with teams globally to enable ANZ’s digital agenda.
Based in Shanghai since March 2016 as Head of Technology, Garry leads a high performing team across 7 cities, and is responsible for ANZ China’s digital enablement. This is made up of project and digital transformation, application and infrastructure support, end user experience, information security and risk assurance, and business management.
Garry’s key strengths in stakeholder management, business acumen, multi-lingual capability and cross-border collaboration ensures that technology is a key partner in delivering ANZ China’s strategy, which is to capture opportunities from Chinese companies going abroad, develop capabilities in payments and cash management, markets and debt capital markets, and drive structural efficiency with better collaboration across ANZ’s network of countries.
Garry is passionate about digital transformation and innovation through cross-border collaboration and cultural diversity. He utilises his standing membership with the banking industry bodies to deepen his insights into China’s financial innovation, whilst exchanging best digital practices between ANZ China and other markets.
Prior to his current role, Garry delivered key initiatives in an array of roles across Business and Technology, covering Business Analysis, Project and Portfolio Management, Customer Migration and Country Implementation. Highlights include, Asia Pacific Retail Digital and Channel Management (across 20 countries), Local Incorporation of ANZ Vietnam and ANZ China Limited, RBS acquisition due diligence, Taiwan Institutional Core Banking transformation and Asia Retail Digital Channel transformation.
Garry was educated in Hong Kong and Australia and holds a double degree in Science (Major in Computer Science) and Information Systems from The University of Melbourne, where he also served as the president of the Hong Kong Students’ Association. Garry also participated in the ANZ Leadership Talent Radar and the Management Acceleration Program at INSEAD.