Ms. Ho Ching is Chairman of the Trailblazer Foundation, and a board member of Temasek Trust, a non-profit philanthropic trust.
Ho Ching recently retired as CEO & Executive Director of Temasek Holdings with effect from 1 October 2021, where she quadrupled its net portfolio value to over S$380 billion as at 31 March 2021. Beyond financial returns, she instilled a culture of integrity and stewardship, and convinced and committed Temasek to play a role as an advocate and champion of sustainability for planet and people.
Prior to Temasek, she was President and CEO of the Singapore Technologies group (1997 – 2001), having first joined the group as its Director of Engineering in 1987. She was the founding Chairman of Singapore Technologies Engineering.
Ho Ching began her engineering career with the Ministry of Defence in 1976. She rose to become Director, Defence Materiel Organisation and concurrently Deputy Director, Defence Science Organisation.
Ho Ching is a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of the National University of Singapore, and a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore. She has served in various public service organisations, including as Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research, and as Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board, and the National Productivity Board.
She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Singapore (now National University of Singapore), and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA.