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Ms Deanna Ong

Ms Deanna Ong, Board Member, NUHS & Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Member, NUHS Board

Chief People Officer, GIC Private Limited

Ms Deanna Ong is Chief People Officer and Managing Director of GIC Private Limited (“GIC”), responsible for Human Resource and Organisation, and Corporate Governance for the GIC group. GIC is a global investment management company established to manage the foreign reserves of the Government of Singapore, and invest across public and private market assets.

As Chief People Officer, Ms Ong oversees people strategy to attract, develop and retain talent for enterprise performance, seeded with the right values and culture for GIC. As part of the senior leadership team, her areas of focus include talent acquisition, leadership development, reward and engagement for business effectiveness and organisational culture. As Company Secretary, she oversees the Corporate Governance and Communications Unit responsible for governance and client relations.

From 2009 to 2014, she was Director of Finance during which she headed the Finance Group responsible for financial management across GIC’s portfolio, covering financing arrangements, tax planning, investment holding structures, accounting and management of group revenue and expenditure. Prior to joining GIC in 1994, she was a tax accountant with Arthur Andersen. Ms Ong is currently a board member of Swiss Re Ltd, Wealth Management Institute (International) Pte Ltd, and the Institute for Human Resource Professionals. 

Ms Ong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. She has completed the Stanford Executive Program from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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