Event Details

Viewpoints from FWA Champions: The Future of Work in a COVID Environment, 20 May 2020, 12.30pm-1.30pm
20 May 2020
ZOOM Session
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00


In our inaugural virtual session with FWA Champions called "Viewpoints from FWA Champions", we discuss the topic of "The Future of Work in a Covid Environment."


Our Champions share their viewpoints on how workplaces will change in a Covid environment, including the following issues:


- Has the workplace culture changed?

- Does WFM highlight cultural and generational gaps that management needs to address?

- Will client meetings and business travel change permanently from what we know in the past?

- The importance of technology in making business work

- Work-life balance – are managers prepared for it?



About the Speakers:



Chief People Officer & Managing Director

Human Resource & Organization, Corporate Governance, GIC


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 managing 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 is responsible for human capital strategy to attract, develop and retain talent for GIC’s group performance, seeded with the right values and culture. As part of the Group Executive Committee, her areas of focus include talent acquisition, leadership development, reward and engagement for business effectiveness, and organizational performance. Deanna also serves as Company Secretary with oversight for corporate governance 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 Swiss Re Ltd, the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Nanyang Business School Advisory Board.




Asia Pacific Head of Strategic Relations and Initiatives, Bloomberg LP


Nitin Jaiswal is Asia Pacific Head of Strategic Relations and Initiatives at Bloomberg LP., the world's most trusted source for real-time and historical financial data, news, research and analytics. Based in Singapore, Mr Jaiswal works with senior stakeholders from government, capital markets, corporates and foundations in identifying and executing joint strategic initiatives to enhance market transparency, build local communities and to bring Mike Bloomberg initiatives around climate, health, cities and governance into Asia-Pac.

Mr Jaiswal has held various leadership roles with Bloomberg in Asia since joining the company in 1997. 


With its rich history and culture, Mr Jaiswal feels passionate about Asian Philosophy and feels when blended with western thoughts can play an important role in building the next generation of Asian leaders.


Mr Jaiswal has a bachelor's degree in finance, economics and marketing from Osmania University Hyderabad in India.


About the Moderator:




Head, Communications and Engagement, Temasek Foundation


Ms Jennifer Lewis has been with Temasek Foundation since April 2020, and is responsible for the strategic management of the Foundation’s internal and external communication and engagement activities. Prior to this, she had been with GIC since 2007, also managing strategic communications for the sovereign wealth fund. 


She began her corporate communications journey after more than twenty years as a journalist with television, print and online experience.  She also advises several AI and digital asset start-ups.


Jennifer served on the board of the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) from 2007 to 2015. She remains active with the SIF and currently chairs the ‘Arts for Good’ Advisory Panel, and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. She also serves on the board of OnePeople.sg, an organisation which champion racial harmony initiatives in Singapore.




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