Chew Gek Khim
Non-Executive and Independent Director
Ms Chew has served as a director of SGX since 1 December 2013.
Ms Chew Gek Khim is Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited, one of the oldest listed companies in Singapore. Taken over in 2008 by the Tecity Group, the family office of which Ms Chew is Executive Chairman. Straits Trading has stakes in real estate, hospitality, resources, and investments that span the Asia Pacific region. Ms Chew is Chairman of Malaysia Smelting Corporation and ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited and Deputy Chairman of ARA Asset Management Limited. She was previously a Director of CapitaLand Retails China Trust (formerly CapitaRetail China Trust), an SGX-ST listed trust of the Capitaland Group and Board Member of the Singapore Totalisator Board.
Outside the corporate sector, Ms Chew is a board member of the Securities Industry Council, the SSO Council and Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. She was Chairman of the National Environment Agency Board of Singapore from 2008 to 2015. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and Chairman of Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia.
Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and practiced corporate law at the local firm Drew and Napier before joining the Tecity Group in 1987. She was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite in 2010 and Singapore Businessman of the Year 2014 in 2015.
Ms Chew was last re-elected as a director at the Annual General Meeting on 25 September 2014.