Leadership

Executive Management

The Group Executive Committee is the highest management body in GIC, bringing together our functional and investment heads. It deliberates on management proposals on investment and risk issues before their submission to relevant Board Committees and the Board itself. The Committee’s oversight is also sought for all major business, governance and policy issues concerning the group as a whole.

Director, GIC Board

 

Lim Chow Kiat was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. He was previously Group Chief Investment Officer of GIC and Deputy Group President. He joined GIC as a portfolio manager upon graduation in 1993 and subsequently rose to head the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Department. He was President, Europe in 2009, overseeing investments and relationships in Europe, Africa and the Middle East before his appointment as President of GIC Asset Management in 2011. Mr Lim is the Chairman of Wealth Management Institute and serves on the boards of Nanyang Technological University, National Research Foundation, Enterprise Singapore and FCLTGlobal. He is also a member of Agence France Trésor’s Strategic Committee, International Advisory Council of Mizuho Financial Group and the International Business Council.

 

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours) in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.

Lim Chow Kiat
Chief Executive Officer

Director, GIC Board

 

Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij was appointed Group Chief Investment Officer in January 2017. He joined GIC in 1998 as a Senior Economist covering the US economy. He has held asset allocation portfolio responsibilities as Co-Head of Asset Allocation Strategy in the Economics and Strategy Department, and from 2003 to 2011 was Head of Total Return Equities and the US Equities teams based in GIC’s New York Office. In 2011, he was appointed President, Europe, responsible for coordinating GIC’s investment activities in Europe across public and private asset classes. He was appointed President, Public Markets and Director of Public Equities in 2013, and Deputy Group Chief Investment Officer in 2016.

 

Dr Jaensubhakij holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cambridge University, as well as a Master’s and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

 

Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij
Group Chief Investment Officer (GCIO)

Tay Lim Hock assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in July 2019. He joined GIC’s Asian Private Equity (PE) team in 1995, and was posted to London in 2000 as Head PE Europe and to San Francisco in 2003 as Head PE US. He became PE’s Global Head of the Funds and Co-Investment Group in 2008, Deputy President of PE & Infrastructure in 2010, and President in 2011. In January 2017, Mr Tay returned to London as President (Europe), and was concurrently Deputy Group Chief Investment Officer. Prior to GIC, he worked as an Aeronautical Engineer with the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

 

Mr Tay holds a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from I’Ecole Nationale de I’Aviation Civile, and completed the Stanford Executive Program from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Tay Lim Hock
Deputy Group Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Lim Kee Chong has been GIC’s Deputy Group Chief Investment Officer and Director of Integrated Strategies Group since April 2013. He is concurrently President (Americas) and is based in GIC’s New York office. He joined GIC in 1987, and built his career in the Equities Department. He was appointed Head of Global Equities in July 2010. During his tenure at GIC, he has managed portfolios running the gamut of developed market equities, as well as global sector and global equities portfolios. As Director of Integrated Strategies, he heads a unit that looks at opportunities in both public and private companies.

 

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo, where he studied under a government scholarship.

Lim Kee Chong
Deputy GCIO, President (Americas)
and
Director, Integrated Strategies

Jin Yuen Yee is Chief Risk Officer at GIC. Before his appointment in April 2020, he served as Deputy Chief Risk Officer and Director of Risk and Performance Management Department. Since joining GIC in 2002 as a portfolio manager in the Foreign Exchange Department, Mr Jin has held several roles such as Head of Treasury and Currency Management, and Head of Real Return Programme. He was also Head of Global Macro and Head of Macro Research and Strategy in the Fixed Income Department. Between 2015 and 2017, Mr Jin served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Group Chief Investment Officer. Mr Jin sits on the Temasek Polytechnic Board of Governors.

 

Mr Jin holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Master of Science in Wealth Management from Singapore Management University and a Master of Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

Jin Yuen Yee
Chief Risk Officer

Deanna Ong was appointed Chief People Officer in April 2017 to oversee human capital strategy, talent management, leadership and organization development in GIC. She has been responsible for Human Resource & Organization and Corporate Governance since 2012. Ms Ong was Director, Finance from 2009 to 2014, during which she headed the Finance Group responsible for financial management across GIC’s portfolio, covering financing arrangements for assets, tax planning, investment holding structures, accounting and management of group revenue and expenditure. Prior to joining GIC in 1994, she was a tax accountant with Arthur Andersen. Ms Ong is currently a board member of Swiss Re Ltd and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds.

 

Ms Ong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. She has completed the Stanford Executive Program from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Deanna Ong
Chief People Officer

Wu Choy Peng was appointed Chief Technology Officer in August 2017 to provide integrated oversight for technology and data analytics. Before joining GIC, she was Group Chief Information Officer of Singapore Telecommunications Limited. From 2006 to 2012, she was Group Chief Information Officer of Neptune Orient Lines Group. Ms Wu joined the National Computer Board upon graduation, and rose to hold various senior appointments including the Singapore Government’s Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief Executive (Industry) of the Infocomm Development Authority and Chief Information Officer of the Ministry of Education. Ms Wu is on the board and executive committee of the National University Health System, and chairs its Board IT Committee. In addition, she is on the board and a member of the Board Risk and Audit Committee of Info-communications Media Development Authority, as well as a board member of Integrated Health Information Systems.

 

Ms Wu holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Computer/Communication Science/Mathematics and a Master of Science in Computer Science/Engineering, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Wu Choy Peng
Chief Technology Officer

Choo Yong Cheen was appointed GIC’s Chief Investment Officer for Private Equity (PE) in July 2016. He joined GIC in 1996 and held various roles in the Economics and Strategy Department. Mr Choo transferred to the Equities Department in 2002, where he ultimately managed an Asia regional equities portfolio, specialising in China. In 2011, he transferred to GIC Special Investments to run GIC’s PE business across Asia, before being posted to London in 2014 to run the European PE business. Mr Choo is also currently the Head of GIC’s China Business Group.

 

Mr Choo holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) and a Master of Science (with Distinction) in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also completed the Senior Executive Programme from the London Business School.

Choo Yong Cheen
Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity

Liew Tzu Mi was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income in July 2016, overseeing the business in macro, credit and cross-asset systematic investing. She joined GIC in 1998 and built her career in the Fixed Income department. She was responsible for the Emerging Markets and Foreign Exchange business between 2008 and 2010, headed up the Macro Research and Strategy team at its inception in 2011 and the Global Macro business from 2011 to 2016.  Ms Liew is a member of the Ministry of Defence SAVER-Premium Board of Trustees and the Central Provident Fund Board.

 

Ms Liew holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Engineering and Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Engineering from Princeton University. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.

Liew Tzu Mi
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

Bryan Yeo was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Public Equities in June 2016. In his role, he focuses on capital allocation, drives the aggregate equities portfolio construction and provides the vision and strategic direction for the business. He joined GIC Fixed Income Department as a portfolio manager in 2003 and rose to take on senior roles including Head of Credit Markets, Head of Fixed Income (Americas) based in New York, and Head of Credit Research and Strategy. He was based in GIC’s London Office in the early part of his career.

 

Mr Yeo holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He has completed the Stanford Executive Program from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Bryan Yeo
Chief Investment Officer, Public Equities