Los Angeles – March 18, 2021: Wellcome Leap (Leap), a U.S.-based non-profit organization founded by the Wellcome Trust to accelerate innovations that benefit global health, today announced the election of Ho Ching to its Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to welcome Ho Ching to Leap’s Board of Directors,” said Jay Flatley, Chairman of the Board. “Wellcome Leap is a global organization and Ms. Ho brings international business perspective and leadership to our efforts to create breakthroughs in human health.”
Ho Ching is Executive Director and CEO of Temasek Holdings, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. Ms. Ho, who first joined Temasek Holdings in 2002, was appointed as CEO in 2004. Prior to joining Temasek, she started her career as an engineer and previously served as President and CEO of the Singapore Technologies Group from 1997 to 2001. From 1997 to 2002, she was the founding Chairman of Singapore Technologies Engineering.
“I am inspired by Leap’s mission to deliver breakthroughs in human health. They are asking the right questions, about how we can catalyse and support innovation for human health in a very purposeful way. The Covid-19 experience demonstrates clearly that when we connect the dots on multi-disciplinary, multi-national resources, and focus minds and capabilities to address specific global challenges, we can make a huge difference.” said Ho Ching.
Ms. Ho is a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of the National University of Singapore, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. She is a graduate of the University of Singapore and holds a master’s in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
About Wellcome Leap
Wellcome Leap builds and executes bold, unconventional programs, funded at scale. Programs that aim to deliver breakthroughs in human health over 5 – 10 years. Founded by the Wellcome Trust in 2020 as a US nonprofit with initial funding of $300 million, Leap programs target complex human health challenges with the goal of achieving breakthrough scientific and technological solutions. Operating at the intersection of life sciences and engineering, Leap programs require best-in-class, multi-disciplinary, global teams assembled from universities, companies, and nonprofits working together to solve problems that they cannot solve alone.