Advisor Emeritus

These esteemed experts and industry practitioners have contributed significantly to GIC through their past appointments on our various Board Committees.

GIC Advisor Emeritus
Advisor, GIC Investment Strategies Committee
Advisor, GIC Risk Committee


Dr Martin L. Leibowitz is a Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley, and Vice Chairman of its Research Department. He advises GIC’s Investment Strategies and Risk Committees. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director in the Research Department, Dr Leibowitz was the Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of TIAA-CREF, responsible for the management of more than US$300 billion in equity, fixed income and real estate assets. He was also Director of Global Research at Salomon Brothers, and has received wide recognition for his writings on various financial topics and investment analysis. He now serves on the investment advisory committees of The Rockefeller Foundation, The Carnegie Foundation, the IMF Pension Fund, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and The Institute for Advanced Study.


Dr Leibowitz holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of New York University.

Dr Martin Leibowitz
Senior Advisor
Morgan Stanley

GIC Advisor Emeritus


Deepak Parekh has been Chairman of India’s Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC Ltd) since 1993. He was a member of the GIC International Advisory Board from 2011 to 2017. He is also the non-executive chairman in India of Siemens Ltd. In addition, he is on the board of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund and international boards of DP World – UAE, Vedanta Resources Plc and Fairfax Financial Holdings Corporation – Canada. Mr Parekh was awarded India’s Padma Bhushan in 2006, the Federal Republic of Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit in 2014, the French Republic’s “Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour” in 2010, and was the first international recipient of the ICAEW Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010. In 2017, the Mayor of London named Deepak Parekh as first of a network of international ambassadors for championing London across the globe.


Mr Parekh is a Chartered accountant from ICAEW, UK.

Deepak Parekh
Chairman, Housing Development
Finance Corporation

GIC Advisor Emeritus


Knut Kjær is Chairman and Partner of FSN Capital, as well as Executive Chairman of Sector Asset Management. He was a member of the GIC International Advisory Board and advisor to the GIC Investment Strategies Committee from 2012 to 2018. Mr Kjær was the Founding CEO of the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), in 1998. When he left in 2008, he had built an asset management team that grew NBIM’s reserves from US$25 billion to US$400 billion. He was President of RiskMetrics Group in New York from 2009 to 2010. He is currently a member of the MAS Investment and Risk Advisory Panel, APG Asset Management Supervisory Board, and also sits on the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation.


Mr Kjær holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oslo.

Knut Kjær
Chairman and Partner
FSN Capital

GIC Advisor Emeritus


David Denison is a corporate director with extensive experience in the financial services industry. He served on the GIC International Advisory Board, as well as an advisor to the GIC Investment Strategies Committee and a member of the Investment Board from 2013 to 2020. He served as President and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from 2005 to 2012. Prior to that, he was President of Fidelity Investments Canada Limited. Mr Denison is Chairman of Element Fleet Management Corp. and a director of Royal Bank of Canada and BCE Inc. He also sits on the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation and is Co-Chair of the University of Toronto Foundation Investment Committee. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2014.


Mr Denison holds Bachelor of Arts and Education degrees from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

David Denison
Former President and CEO
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

GIC Advisor Emeritus
Director, GIC Board
Member, GIC Risk Committee


Seck Wai Kwong is the Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Investments, the Asian investment management arm of Prudential Plc. He is a member of the GIC Risk Committee. He joined Eastspring in April 2019 from State Street Bank and Trust Company, where he was Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining State Street, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Exchange from 2003 to 2011 and has held senior positions in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, GIC, Lehman Brothers and DBS Bank. He is a Trustee and chairs the Investment Committee at the Singapore Police Force’s pension fund. He serves on the Global Advisory Board of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, and the Advisory Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School.


Mr Seck graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from Monash University where he is a Vice Chancellor Professorial Fellow. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Seck Wai Kwong
Chief Executive Officer
Eastspring Investments

GIC Advisor Emeritus


Léon Bressler is the Managing Partner of Aermont Capital LLP, formerly Perella Weinberg Real Estate UK LLP, since its inception in 2007. He served as a member of the GIC International Advisory Board from 2011 to 2020, and the GIC Investment Board from 2013 to 2020. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners, Mr Bressler was the Chairman and CEO of Unibail (now Unibail-Rodamco). Under his leadership, Unibail grew to become Europe’s largest real estate investment trust. Mr Bressler began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in Paris, before joining the Midland Bank Group where he became the Chairman of the Executive Board of Midland Bank SA. He has also held positions as CEO of the Lanvin Group and Managing Partner of Worms & Cie.


Mr Bressler holds a law degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Léon Bressler
Managing Partner
Aermont Capital