Our People

GIC is a global long-term investment organization. We are headquartered in Singapore with offices in 10 cities. Our team is made up of close to 1,500 people with a wide range of backgrounds, spanning more than 40 nationalities.

One Global Team

Our team operates out of offices in Singapore, Beijing, London, Mumbai, New York, São Paulo, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Regardless of role, function or location, we are one GIC team, united in the common pursuit of investing well for Singapore.

High-Performing and Collaborative Culture

Talent is critical to GIC’s success. We seek to attract and develop the best talent, with the right values, to contribute to a high-performing and collaborative organization.

Our PRIME values and the GIC Way lie at the heart of our work. They serve as our compass as we navigate an increasingly complex global investment environment.

Recruiting Top Talent

Beyond integrity and motivation, we look for qualities such as capacity, first-principle thinking, intellectual curiosity and resilience.

We recruit mid-career professionals who are experts in their respective fields. We expect them to add immediately to our existing investing and business capabilities, as well as be coaches and mentors to their juniors.

Our GIC Professionals Programme (GPP) recruits new graduates annually and gives them a firm foundation through training, apprenticeship and rotations. In this programme, they gain business exposure under the guidance of experienced professionals. GPP graduates are deployed to business areas suited to their aspirations, skills and interests, as they start their career in GIC.

Our GIC Internship Programme accepts promising undergraduates, who by working with us, gain practical insights into the fund management industry and a chance to pursue a career with GIC. Our interns tap the knowledge of seasoned professionals in the course of their work.

Developing Our People

In developing our people, we emphasise a growth mindset and a long-term approach to equip them for the future.

As a global fund manager invested across diverse asset types, we leverage our geographical and sectoral network to create development opportunities for our people. These include postings to our global offices, rotations to different business groups, and attachments with external fund managers. Our leaders and supervisors play an active role in people development through learning communities, dialogues, and mentorship programmes.

The GIC School, our dedicated Learning & Development academy, complements our on-the-job training. It runs foundation programmes to ensure our people are prepared for the expectations, responsibilities and challenges at each level of appointment. The School also offers multi-disciplinary elective courses that equip staff to renew and reinvent themselves to be future-ready. Our GIC Digital Curriculum, for example, is a collection of modules and dialogues, focused on enhancing the digital proficiency of our people. Our People Managers’ Programme is conducted for all managers globally to ensure a high level of team effectiveness in organizational management.

Leadership Changes

On 1 June 2018, Mr Boon Chin Hau, Mr Derek Tien, Mr Guan Ong, Mr Jeffrey Tan, Mr Kishore Gotety, Mr William Ng, Ms Elaine Chan and Ms Wong Ai Chiat were appointed Managing Directors.

Ms Wu Choy Peng and Mr Sam Kim joined GIC as Managing Directors on 14 August 2017 and 4 June 2018 respectively.

Managing Director Mr Choy Siew Kai retired from GIC on 1 July 2018. We are grateful for his dedicated years of service and contributions to GIC.

Building Confident Communities

Our community programmes seek to build more confident and inclusive communities.

GIC Sparks & Smiles (Sparks) is a leadership programme that empowers committed Singaporean students from low-income households to make a difference in the lives of others. Our Sparks’ recipients receive a grant to support their studies, are trained by experienced social service professionals, engage with GIC Management, and commit to serving the community. Since its launch in 2015, more than 300 students have participated in the programme. They have collectively contributed more than 7,500 hours to mentoring disadvantaged youth, tutoring children and volunteering at job fairs, amongst other activities. These efforts have created a positive impact in the community while also enabling our recipients to grow in confidence and leadership. In this way, the value of Sparks is multiplied.

We also partner The Purple Symphony, Singapore’s largest inclusive orchestra, for a training award that supports disadvantaged individuals and persons with special needs to access music lessons and performing opportunities. By learning and performing, our awardees develop their talents and gain confidence over the long term. GIC’s support, through the award as well as employee volunteering efforts, has also helped the orchestra to pursue more performances at the national level.

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