Bank of East Asia

Founded in 1918, Bank of East Asia is the largest independent local bank and third largest bank in Hong Kong. It was co-founded in 1918 by Li Koon-chun, grandfather of David Li Kwok-po, who has been its chief executive since 1981.

Bank of East Asia's innovation centre at the BEA Tower in Kwun Tong. The Hong Kong-listed bank completed the digitalisation of its 100 plus branches in December. Photo: Dickson Lee

Virtual banking is the way forward for this Hong Kong bank

Bank of East Asia, which has teamed up with internet giant Tencent Holdings and online travel provider Ctrip, is seeking more tech partners to develop its virtual banking services, according to deputy chief executive Adrian Li Man-kiu.