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Executive Biographies

  • Ng Kok Song

    Founder Chairman, WMI

    Ng Kok Song

    Ng Kok Song has been the founder Chairman of WMI since 2003.

    Mr Ng is Chairman of Singapore-based Avanda Investment Management. He was Chief Investment Officer of GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation) until 2013 when he completed a 42-year career in the investment of Singapore’s foreign reserves. Before joining GIC in 1986, Mr Ng was at the Ministry of Finance (1970-71) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (1972-1986). The Singapore Government awarded him the Meritorious Service Medal in 2012.

    Mr Ng joined the board of directors of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in September 2013. From 1983 to 1987, he was the founding Chairman of SIMEX (Singapore International Monetary Exchange) which was incorporated into SGX as its derivatives arm. For his contribution to the global futures industry, the Futures Industry Association (FIA) inducted him into the Futures Hall of Fame in 2009.

    In 2013, the CFA Institute conferred on him the Thomas L Hansberger Award for Leadership in the global investment profession. He is on the CFA Institute’s Advisory Council for the “Future of Finance” project, a long term global effort to shape a trustworthy financial industry that better serves society.

    Kok Song serves on the Capital Markets Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He was a member of the Strategic Committee of Agency France Tresor from 2001 t0 2014. The Government of France conferred on him the award of “La Croix de Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur” in 2004 and “Officer de l’ordre National du Merite” in 2011.

    He is a member of the board of directors of Makena Capital, a USA based investment management company serving global long term institutional investors.

    Kok Song graduated in Physics from the University of Singapore (1970) and in Management from Stanford University (1980).

  • Foo Mee Har

    Chief Executive Officer, WMI

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    Ms Foo started her career as a Management Consultant in 1990, and has since held senior positions across business lines and geographies with MNCs throughout her career. She was with Standard Chartered Bank for close to 20 years, during which she held a number of senior positions across the Group. In 2008, she was appointed Global Head for Priority & International Banking business with overall responsibility for banking, financing and wealth management of affluent and international banking client segments, a business that spanned across Asia, Africa and Middle East.

    Prior to that, Mee Har was respectively the President and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) pcl with overall responsibility for the bank’s business and operations in Thailand, including Capital Markets, Corporate & Institutional Banking, and Consumer Banking, and the Country Head of Consumer Banking in China, spearheading the franchise growth across 10 cities pan China.

    Concurrently with her role at WMI, Mee Har is the CEO of TMS Academy, the learning and knowledge arm of Temasek Management Services, with oversight of all programmes and knowledge initiatives of the Academy including activities of TMS’ Business Leadership Centre (BLC).

    She is a Member of the Singapore Parliament for the West Coast Group Constituency (GRC). She is also the Chairman of the Estimates Committee of Singapore Parliament, as well as a member of the Government Parliamentary Committees of Finance, Trade and Industry, and Education.

    Mee Har graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a major in Occupational Psychology. She has attended executive management programmes at various institutions such as the London Business School, Templeton College at the Oxford University, and at INSEAD. She has lived and worked in several countries including Malaysia, Australia, China, Thailand and Singapore.

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