Geneva, Switzerland, 20 October 2021 – The World Economic Forum announced today that Gim Huay Neo (梁锦慧) has been appointed to the organization’s Managing Board.
“We are delighted to welcome Gim Huay Neo into our leadership team. Through her experience in sustainability in both the public and private sectors, she will ensure the Forum’s continued leadership position at the forefront of developing innovative partnerships and solutions to progressing the global environmental agenda”, said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
“I am honoured and humbled to be appointed to the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum. I look forward to working closely with the team and our partners to foster trust and understanding, harness our collective wisdom to strengthen collaboration and catalyse solutions, across the public-private-people sectors, between countries and cultures and across generations”, said Gim Huay Neo.
As a member of the Managing Board, Gim Huay will head the Forum’s Centre for Nature and Climate from 1 January 2022. She is currently the Managing Director of Climate Change Strategy at Temasek International.
As a recognised leader in the global environmental field, Gim Huay brings a rich set of skills to the Forum, cultivated through several decades of experience in both the public and private sectors. She has been leading the enterprise development, sustainability and climate strategy at Temasek for the past decade, developing deep expertise and networks in the areas of policy development, impact investing, as well as capability building and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to joining Temasek in 2012, Gim Huay was a Management Consultant with McKinsey, working on strategy and operations across several sectors. She was responsible for establishing McKinsey’s first office in Sub-Saharan Africa in Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to McKinsey, Gim Huay worked with the Singapore Government, overseeing Governance and Investment as well as Trade Negotiations in the Finance and Trade ministries respectively. She has also worked in the Scenario Planning Office of the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as the Singapore Embassy in Washington, D.C.
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