Laurence Smith

Chief People Officer
Eradah Capital

Laurence Smith is currently Chief People Officer and Head of Human Capital for EradahCapital in the UAE.Prior to this, Laurence led nationwide Digital Future Skills initiatives for the SingaporeInstitute of Banking, and Thai Banking Association, in recognition for which he wasrecognised as a FinTech Champion in 2018.In his previous role as an HR Managing Director for DBS Bank in Singapore, he designed andled the Digital Mindset initiative and award winning #DBSHackathon series, as well asdriving the bank to define it’s purpose as ‘making Banking Joyful.’ Jointly these initiativeswere partly instrumental in DBS being defined as the World’s Best Bank and the World’sBest Digital Bank in 2016 and 2018.


With over 20 years professional experience, Laurence held previous roles with LGElectronics, GE Capital and McKinsey. From the UK, he has lived and worked in 9 countriesacross the UK, Europe, US, Asia and the Middle East.Laurence holds a Masters in Organisation Design & Knowledge Management, is a Fellow ofthe Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, and is a sought-after speaker atconferences and universities, and a contributor to various publications.

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