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Koh Boon Hwee

Boon Hwee is a senior corporate leader and entrepreneur with a distinguished record in Asia and the United States. He is currently Chairman or a board member of a number of companies including GIC, AAC Technologies Holdings Inc and Agilent Technologies, Inc. Recently, he was also appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore.

Boon Hwee began his career in 1977 at Hewlett Packard and rose to become its Managing Director in Singapore - a position he held from 1985 to 1990. He was named Outstanding Manager of the Year in 1991 by Business Times and DHL Worldwide, and was conferred the International Herald Tribune’s Visionary and Leader Honour in January 2003. Boon Hwee contributes actively to non-profit organisations and is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and a Director of the Hewlett Foundation.

Boon Hwee received his Bachelor’s Degree (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, and his MBA (Distinction) from Harvard Business School.

Positions Held

  • Chairman of Singapore Telecom Group (SingTel) for 17 years
  • Chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) for 4 years
  • Chairman of Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) for 4 years
  • A Director on the Board of Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd. and served as a member of its Executive Committee for 15 years