Goh Swee Chen

Goh Swee Chen

Ms Goh Swee Chen
Board Chair, NTU Board of Trustees
Chairman, National Arts Council


Swee Chen is currently Chairman, National Arts Council, and Board Chair, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  (NTU). She joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore in January 2019. She was previously with Procter & Gamble and IBM. A global leader, she has lived and worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Australia, USA, Japan and China.  Swee Chen has a diverse professional background, having led significant businesses in Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and IT sectors.

Swee Chen serves on the Boards of Singapore Airlines, SP Group, JTC Corporation, Woodside Petroleum (Australia) and Centre for Liveable Cities. She is President - Global Compact Network Singapore, a UNGC Local Network and chairs the Institute for Human Resource Professionals. She is also a member of the Legal Services Commission.   

Swee Chen previously chaired/served on the Boards of Shell Joint Ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia, and also served on the Board of CapitaLand Investment Limited.  

Swee Chen graduated with B.Sc. - Victoria University and MBA - Chicago Booth, University of Chicago. She was named Distinguished Alumni, Chicago Booth, in 2018. She is married with three children.