Advisor Emeritus

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

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 for eight years 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 Board of Regents of Trinity International University in Chicago and as a member of the Global Advisory Board of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

 

Mr Seck has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from Monash University where he is a Vice Chancellor Professorial Fellow.

Seck Wai Kwong
Chief Executive Officer
Eastspring Investments

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

 

Dr Martin L. Leibowitz is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, and Vice Chairman of its Research Department. He advises GIC’s Investment Strategies and Risk Committees. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, 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 an AB and MS degree from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of New York University.

Dr Martin Leibowitz
Managing Director
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. Besides HDFC Group, he is the non-executive chairman in India of Siemens Ltd and BAE Systems (Services) Pvt Ltd. He is also on the boards of Indian Hotels Company, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)  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.

 

Mr Parekh is a Chartered accountant from ICAEW, UK.

Deepak Parekh
Chairman, Housing Development
Finance Corporation

GIC Advisor Emeritus
Member, GIC International Advisory Board
Advisor, GIC Investment Strategies Committee

 

Knut Kjær is Chairman and Partner of FSN Capital, as well as Executive Chairman of Sector Asset Management. He is an advisor to the GIC Investment Strategies Committee. 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 2009-2010. 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 Masters in Economics and a degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo.

Knut Kjær
Chairman and Partner
FSN Capital