Ms Teo Swee Lian shared her experience as a woman board director
3 March 2016, Thursday
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Ms Teo Swee Lian shared the opportunities and challenges she encountered in her career journey to date, as well as her personal views on what women can do to prepare themselves for the responsibilities of the boardroom, at Harvey Nash’s INSPIRE Singapore 2016.
Ms Teo, a member of the Diversity Action Committee, is currently a non-executive and independent director of Singtel and AIA Group Ltd. She is also a non-executive director of Avanda Investment Management and chairs its Audit and Risk Committee.
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Teo Swee Lian
Ms Teo Swee Lian, 56, was Special Advisor in the Managing Director’s Office at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) until she stepped down in early June 2015. She is a non-executive and independent Director of Singtel, AIA Group Ltd and Avanda Investment Management Pte Ltd (“Avanda”), and is Chairman of Avanda’s Audit and Risk Committee. She is also a member of the Singapore Exchange Diversity Action Committee.
Ms Teo was formerly the Deputy Managing Director in charge of Financial Supervision at the MAS. She oversaw macroeconomic surveillance, regulation and supervision of the banking, insurance and capital markets industries in Singapore. During her time with MAS, Ms Teo also worked in reserves management, development, external relations and strategic planning.
Ms Teo was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Bar) at the Singapore National Day Awards 2012. She holds a B. Sc (First Class Honours) in Mathematics from Imperial College, London University and a M. Sc in Applied Statistics from Oxford University.