Deanna Ong

IFSWF Board Member

Deanna Ong is Managing Director of GIC, and currently heads Human Resource & Organization, and Corporate Governance for the group. GIC is a global investment management company established to manage the foreign reserves of the Government of Singapore. GIC invests internationally in equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity and infrastructure assets. As head of Human Resource & Organization, Deanna is responsible for human capital strategy, talent management, leadership and organization development in GIC.

This includes recruitment, development, reward and retention programmes for GIC staff globally, in partnership with the business to drive talent and leadership planning for organization and performance. Deanna was Director Finance from 2009 to 2014, where she headed the Finance Group responsible for financial management across GIC’s portfolio, covering financing arrangements for assets, tax planning, investment holding structures, accounting and management of group revenue and expenditure.

Deanna has been with GIC since 1994. Prior to joining GIC, she was a Tax Accountant with Arthur Andersen. Deanna holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, and has completed the Stanford Executive Programme.