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

 

Seck Wai Kwong is the Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at State Street Bank and Trust Company. He was a member of the GIC Risk Committee from 2010 to 2016. Prior to joining State Street in 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Exchange for eight years, and has also 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 is also a governor of the Singapore International School in Hong Kong. In addition, he serves on the Board of Regents of Trinity International University in Chicago and the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School.

 

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, Asia Pacific
State Street Bank and Trust Company

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, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd and BAE Systems (Services) Pvt Ltd. He is also on the boards of Indian Hotels Company, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) 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 ICEAW, UK.

Deepak Parekh
Chairman, Housing Development
Finance Corporation