Siew Kai Choy
Former Managing Director, GIC Private Limited
Siew Kai Choy has over 30 years of experience in investment management, retiring from Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC Private Limited, after 20 years of service. He was a Managing Director of GIC and held key leadership positions in Equities, Risk & Performance Management, enterprise Data & Analytics, Governance and GIC Innovation Labs. He was also a member of the Corporate Management Committee and Group Risk Committee.
Siew Kai’s investment management experience and contributions to GIC spans across equities portfolio management, enterprise risk & performance management, asset class allocation/ rebalancing/ completion management, trading, securities lending, operations (asset class COO equivalent level), investment technology/data science, shareholder proxy voting and asset owner stewardship/governance. He has a good understanding of the business models of most industries represented in a large (40+ countries, 2000+ companies) Global Equity portfolio.
In his earlier career, Siew Kai had the start-up experience of building from scratch all functions of a boutique fund management company and also leading change initiatives in one of the largest South East Asian banks.
He currently acts as an independent investor in and/or advisor/mentor to Banking, Fintech, Medtech, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and multi-industry DeepTech listed & private companies/funds located in Singapore, California, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Estonia. He has a deep interest on the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (especially cyber-physical/bio/social systems) on industries, business models and jobs.
Siew Kai holds a BSc in Computer Science and Management Science (joint honours) and has attended The Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program for Senior Executives. He has a long time commitment to working with church and community organisations at the national and local levels.