Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij
Group Chief Investment Officer (GCIO)
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Deputy Chairman, GIC Board
Chairman, GIC Investment Strategies Committee
Tharman Shanmugaratnam is Senior Minister of Singapore. He is also Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, and advises the Prime Minister on economic policies. He is, concurrently, Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is also Deputy Chairman of GIC and chairs its Investment Strategies Committee. Tharman chairs the Group of Thirty, an independent global council of economic and financial leaders. He led the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance, and earlier chaired the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the key policy forum of the IMF. He is currently also on the External Advisory Group to the IMF Managing Director and the World Economic Forum’s Board of Trustees, and co-chairs the Advisory Board for the UN’s Human Development Report and the Global Education Forum. Tharman was Deputy Prime Minister from 2011 to 2019, and served as Minister for Finance from 2007 to 2015. He earlier served as Minister for Education for five years.
Tharman studied economics at the LSE and Cambridge University. He later obtained a Master’s in Public Administration at Harvard University, where he was named a Lucius N Littauer Fellow.
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