Board of Directors

  •  Christina Ong ( Non-executive and independent Director )
    Christina Ong

    Non-executive and independent Director

  •  Teo Swee Lian  ( Non-executive and independent Director )
    Teo Swee Lian

    Non-executive and independent Director


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    Simon Israel

     

    Non-executive and non-independent Director

    Chairman, Singtel Board
    Chairman, Finance and Investment Committee
    Member, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Member, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
    Member, Optus Advisory Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 2

     

     

    Mr Simon Israel, 67, is the Chairman of Singapore Post Limited and a Director of Stewardship Asia Centre CLG Limited.  He is also a member of the Governing Board of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Leapfrog Investments Global Leadership Council and Westpac's Asia Advisory Board. Simon is a former Director of CapitaLand Limited, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited and Stewardship Asia Centre Pte. Ltd.

     

    Simon was an Executive Director and President of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited before retiring on 1 July 2011. Prior to that, he was Chairman, Asia Pacific of the Danone Group.  Simon also held various positions in Sara Lee Corporation before becoming President (Household & Personal Care), Asia Pacific.

     

    Simon was conferred Knight in the Legion of Honour by the French government in 2007 and awarded the Public Service Medal at the Singapore National Day Awards 2011. He holds a Diploma in Business Studies from The University of the South Pacific.


    Simon Israel

    Director on 4 July 2003 and Chairman on 29 July 2011
    23 July 2019

    Lee Theng Kiat

     

    Non-executive and non-independent Director

    Chairman-designate, Singtel Board

    Member, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Member, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
    Member, Finance and Investment Committee
    Member, Optus Advisory Committee

    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 1

     

     

    Mr Lee Theng Kiat, 67, is the Executive Director of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited and the Chairman of Temasek International Pte. Ltd. (collectively Temasek). 

     

    Before joining Temasek, Theng Kiat was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd and STT Communications Ltd.  Prior to that, he held several senior level positions in the Singapore Technologies Group.  Theng Kiat served in the Singapore Legal Service for over eight years before joining the Singapore Technologies Group. 

     

    Theng Kiat holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.  


    Lee Theng Kiat

    15 January 2020
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    Chua Sock Koong

     

    Executive and non-independent Director

    Member, Optus Advisory Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 2

     

     

    Ms Chua Sock Koong, 62, was appointed Group CEO on 1 April 2007. She has overall responsibility for the Group's businesses.

     

    Sock Koong joined Singtel in June 1989 as Treasurer before becoming CFO in April 1999. She held the positions of Group CFO and CEO, International from February 2006 to 12 October 2006, when she was appointed Deputy Group CEO.

     

    Sock Koong sits on the boards of Bharti Airtel Limited, Bharti Telecom Limited, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, Cap Vista Pte Ltd and key subsidiaries of the Singtel Group. She is also Deputy Chair of the GSMA Board. Sock Koong is the Deputy Chairman of the Public Service Commission and a member of Singapore’s Council of Presidential Advisers and the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council. 

     

    Sock Koong was awarded The Public Service Star at the Singapore National Day Awards 2019 and the Medal of Commendation (Gold) at the NTUC May Day Awards 2016. Sock Koong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore. She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a CFA charterholder.


    Chua Sock Koong

    Director on 12 October 2006 and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 April 2007
    28 July 2017

    Gautam Banerjee

     

    Non-executive and independent Director

    Chairman, Audit Committee
    Member, Risk Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 3

     

     

    Mr Gautam Banerjee, 65, is Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Group and Chairman of Blackstone Singapore Pte Ltd. Gautam spent over 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was a Senior Partner and Executive Chairman of PwC Singapore until he retired on 31 December 2012.

     

    Gautam sits on the boards of Singapore Airlines Limited, Piramal Enterprises Limited and GIC Private Limited. He also serves in several not-for-profit organisations including Defence Science and Technology Agency and Yale-NUS College. He was the Chairman of the Listings Advisory Committee of the Singapore Exchange, a Director of The Indian Hotels Company Limited, The Straits Trading Company Limited and EDBI Pte Ltd and a member of the Singapore Legal Service Commission. 

     

    Gautam holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Warwick University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors.

     


    Gautam Banerjee

    1 March 2018
    24 July 2018

    Venky Ganesan

     

    Non-executive and independent Director

    Chairman, Technology Advisory Panel
    Member, Finance and Investment Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 1

     

     

    Mr Venkataraman (Venky) Ganesan, 47, is one of the Managing Partners of Menlo Ventures, a top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He focuses on investments in the consumer and enterprise sectors. Venky sits on the boards of several portfolio companies of Menlo Ventures. He is also a Board member of Amobee, Inc., a subsidiary of Singtel.

     

    Prior to joining Menlo Ventures, Venky was Managing Director at Globespan Capital Partners. Before Globespan, he was one of the founders of Trigo Technologies. He also worked at McKinsey & Company and Microsoft as a Program Manager. He is the former Chair of the National Venture Capital Association and a former Director of Avi Networks Inc, Palo Alto Networks Inc and Virident Systems.

     

    Venky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Mathematics from Reed College and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Applied Science (Honours) from the California Institute of Technology in the US.


    Venky Ganesan

    2 February 2015
    24 July 2018

    Bradley Horowitz

     

    Non-executive and independent Director

    Member, Finance and Investment Committee
    Member, Technology Advisory Panel
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 1

     

     

    Mr Bradley Horowitz, 55, is Vice President of Product Management at Google, Inc.  Over the past decade, Bradley has led product development for a wide array of consumer products at Google including Gmail, Google Drive & Docs, Blogger, Google Voice, Google News and Google Photos.  Prior to joining Google, he was the Vice President of Advanced Development at Yahoo, Inc.

     

    Bradley is an independent Director of Issuu, Inc. and Lyst Ltd.  He was a member of the Visiting Committee of Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

     

    Bradley holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Media Science from the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


    Bradley Horowitz

    26 December 2018
    23 July 2019

    Gail Kelly

     

    Non-executive and independent Director

    Chairman, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
    Chairman, Optus Advisory Committee
    Member, Audit Committee
    Member, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 1

     

     

    Mrs Gail Kelly, 64, is a Board Director of Australian Philanthropic Services. She is also a Senior Global Adviser to UBS and a member of the Group of Thirty, Bretton Woods Committee, McKinsey Advisory Council and PLuS Alliance Advisory Board.

     

    Gail’s executive banking career spanned 35 years.  She was the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of two banks in Australia – St.George Bank from 2002 to 2007 and Westpac Banking Corporation from 2008 to 2015.  She was previously a Director of Woolworths Holdings Limited in South Africa, Country Road Group, David Jones and the Business Council of Australia.

     

    Gail holds a Bachelor of Arts and Higher Diploma of Education from the University of Cape Town and a Masters of Business Administration (with Distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand.  She has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business by the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and Charles Sturt University and an Honorary Doctorate of Science in Economics by the University of Sydney.


    Gail Kelly

    26 December 2018
    23 July 2019

    Low Check Kian

     

    Non-executive and Lead Independent Director

    Chairman, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Member, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
    Member, Finance and Investment Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 2

     

     

    Mr Low Check Kian, 61, is a Director of Cluny Park Capital. He was previously one of the founding partners of NewSmith Capital Partners LLP (NewSmith), an independent partnership providing corporate finance advice and investment management services with its headquarters based in London. Prior to founding NewSmith, he was a Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Management Committee of Merrill Lynch & Co and its Chairman for the Asia Pacific region.

     

    Check Kian also sits on the boards of Broadcom Limited, Singtel Innov8 Pte. Ltd. and Singtel Innov8 Holdings Pte. Ltd., and is a trustee of the Singapore London School of Economics Trust and Nanyang Technological University. He was a Director of Neptune Orient Lines Limited and Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd.

     

    Check Kian holds a B. Sc (First Class Honours) and M. Sc in Economics from the London School of Economics. 


    Low Check Kian

    Director on 9 May 2011 and Lead Independent Director on 21 July 2015
    28 July 2017

    Christina Ong

     

    Non-executive and independent Director

    Member, Audit Committee
    Member, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Member, Risk Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 4

     

     

    Mrs Christina Ong, 68, is Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP as well as Co-Head of its Financial Services Department. She is a Director of Hongkong Land Holdings Limited, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, SIA Engineering Company Limited and Epimetheus Ltd. Christina is a member of the Catalist Advisory Panel and the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee, a trustee of The Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars Trust and a member of the Supervisory Committee of the ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund. She also sits on the boards of companies and entities which are owned by Allen & Gledhill LLP.  She is a former Director of Singapore Tourism Board and the Trailblazer Foundation Ltd.

     

    Christina is a lawyer and she provides corporate and corporate regulatory and compliance advice, particularly to listed companies. Her areas of practice include banking and securities.

     

    Christina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Second Upper Class Honours) from the University of Singapore. She is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the International Bar Association.


    Christina Ong

    7 April 2014
    23 July 2019

    Teo Swee Lian

     

    Non-executive and independent Director

    Chairman, Risk Committee
    Member, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
    Member, Executive Resource and Compensation Committee
    Number of directorships in listed companies (including Singtel): 3

     

     

    Ms Teo Swee Lian, 60, is the Chairman of CapitaLand Mall Trust, a Director of AIA Group Ltd, Avanda Investment Management Pte Ltd, Clifford Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd., Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd. and Dubai Financial Services Authority, a member of the Governing Board of the Duke-NUS Medical School and a council member of the Asian Bureau of Finance & Economic Research of NUS Business School. 

     

    Swee Lian was Special Advisor in the Managing Director's Office at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) until she stepped down in early June 2015. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Managing Director in charge of Financial Supervision at the MAS, where she oversaw macroeconomic surveillance, regulation and supervision of the banking, insurance and capital markets industries. Swee Lian was also a member of the Corporate Governance Council formed by the MAS.

     

    Swee Lian holds a B. Sc (First Class Honours) in Mathematics from Imperial College, London University and an M. Sc in Applied Statistics from Oxford University.


    Teo Swee Lian

    13 April 2015
    24 July 2018