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More S’poreans applying to be Temasek CEO

Posted on 25 August 2013

Hundreds have submitted their CVs, looking for job security.


Temasek Holdings’ newly appointed chairman Lim Boon Heng has said the hunt for the next CEO of the investment firm is still ongoing.

One-time successor, Charles Goodyear, abruptly resigned in 2009 as CEO, and it has been four years of fruitless search.

This has led Singaporeans to feel inclined to help Temasek. They have started to send in their CVs to be considered for the top job.

A cab driver, Jia De Shi, 49, said he has submitted his CV to Temasek for consideration: “I take more risk sitting behind the wheel everyday as a cabby. I have shown that I have skin in the game and an appetite for risk and swift decisions. Please consider me to be CEO.”

But he is likely to face stiff competition.

A fresh graduate from NUS, Gan Pi Yeh, said: “I did an internship with a media company before. So I believe I’ve what it takes to be a CEO of a Singaporean company that does knowledge economy stuff.”

Temasek’s portfolio is valued at $215-billion, which is worth twice as much as Malaysia.

The current CEO is Ho Ching, 60, wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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  • PAP is the best!

    Here’s another headline/post you might want to consider… “Govt makes HDB flat even more affordable now than ever!

    To help make HDB flat even more affordable, effective immediately, the Govt now allows man to marry two wives legally, thus, with 3 incomes, the monthly mortgage payments would obviously be reduced….. blah3…..

  • Hen Hao Xiao

    what happens if PM LHL divource with Ho Jing? then Ho Jing gets half the assets is it? or half of his political power or salary?