Deanna Ong

Chief People Officer
GIC Private Limited​

Deanna Ong is Chief People Officer and Managing Director at GIC, responsible for Human Resource & Organization, 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. GIC invests internationally in public equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity and infrastructure assets.

As Chief People Officer, Deanna 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 organizational culture. As Company Secretary, she oversees the Corporate Governance and Communications Unit responsible for corporate affairs and client relations.

Deanna was previously Director Finance from 2009 to 2014, where she headed the Finance Group responsible for financial management across GIC’s portfolio, covering financing arrangements for assets, tax planning, investment holding structures, accounting and management of revenue and expenditure.

Prior to GIC, Deanna was a Tax Accountant with Arthur Andersen. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, and completed the Stanford Executive Programme. Deanna is a board member of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Swiss Re Asia Pte Ltd.​