Ho Ching to be awarded the Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award 2014

Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO of Temasek

Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO of Temasek

Ho Ching to be awarded the Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award 2014

29/06/14

Media Release

The Trustees of Asia House are delighted to announce that Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO of Temasek, will be awarded the 2014 Asian Business Leaders Award at a gala event to be held at Westminster’s Banqueting House on Monday 27 October.

The annual Asia House award recognises those individuals who embody the ‘Servant Leader’ – economic success and professional excellence accompanied by moral leadership and service to society. Ho Ching was selected to receive this year’s award because of her impressive business credentials and her significant efforts to inspire a commitment in others to improving society.

Asia House is a centre of expertise on Asia and the leading pan-Asian organisation in the UK.

Sir John Boyd, Chairman of Asia House, said: “We are extremely pleased to honour a business leader of the stature of Ho Ching, who has brought so much renown to Temasek and her industry in Asia. Ms Ho has demonstrated deeply impressive achievements in business whilst maintaining a dedication to the highest standards in corporate governance, transparency and leadership. We look forward keenly to honouring her at The Banqueting House in London in the established tradition of the Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award.”

Temasek Executive Director and CEO Ho Ching said: “I was surprised to receive this award from Asia House, and thank them for the honour. This is really a special recognition for the team in Temasek, past and present. I’m privileged to accept this award on behalf of the Temasek team, who are committed to the ideals of being a responsible long term investor and steward, combining the discipline of being an active investor looking for sustainable long term returns, and the responsibility of being a trusted steward for past, present and future generations.”

Previous recipients of the award include Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro; Lubna Olayan, CEO of the Olayan Financing Company; Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Group; Jack Ma, Chairman and Founder of Alibaba.com and Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman of Shell India.

For further information on this press release and for information on sponsorship opportunities and table sales for the 27 October event  please contact Rachelle Kessels on +44 (0)20 7307 5431 or rachelle.kessels@asiahouse.co.uk.

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About this year’s winner 

Ms Ho Ching joined Temasek as a Director in January 2002 and became its Executive Director in May 2002. From 1 January 2004 she was appointed to the position of Executive Director and CEO.

She started her career in 1976 with the Singapore Ministry of Defence where she held various senior positions in the Defence Science Organisation and was appointed Director of the Defence Materiel Organisation in 1986. She was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver, 1985). She joined the Singapore Technologies Group in 1987 as its Director of Engineering and was appointed President and CEO from April 1997 to December 2001.

Ho Ching held positions as Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research, Deputy Chairman of the National Productivity and Quality Council and Deputy Chairman of the Economic Development Board in the 1990s.

Awarded the Public Service Star (1996), Ms Ho is a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of the National University of Singapore and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Engineering, Singapore. She holds a BEng (Hons) from the University of Singapore and a MSc (Electrical Engineering) from Stanford University, USA.

Ms Ho is married with four children.

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