Josephine is a business auditor in the Internal Audit Department and primarily audits GIC’s Public Markets departments. Together with her colleagues, they cover all GIC offices including GIC’s overseas offices.
Outside of work, she leads an active and healthy lifestyle and recently completed a 1,021km running challenge.
Why did you decide to join GIC?
I thought it would benefit my career to take on a new challenge. At that time, I learned that GIC was hiring and had plans to build up its data science and analytics capabilities – an area that interested me. It was GIC’s mission and purpose that attracted me most.
Given that the role would provide me with new challenges and learning opportunities, it was an easy decision for me. As a bonus, the audit team was friendly and collaborative.
What does your typical workday look like?
I don’t have a typical day, which is one of the things I enjoy about my job! I usually have two to five meetings daily, which would take up half my day. In between meetings, I’d either work on audits, projects or team management.
Before the pandemic, I would usually go out for lunch with my colleagues both inside and outside of my department to catch up. To wind down and recharge after work, I normally like to go for a short run around my neighbourhood and spend some time with my family.
What do you like most about working here?
There’s never been a dull day in my five years at GIC. Every day, I’d learn something new about the organization and the business, which is constantly changing and evolving.
The friendly and collaborative working environment is something that I truly appreciate. I fondly remember being deeply touched by GICians’ generosity, kindness and willingness to extend help in one of the charity events to sponsor Christmas gifts for elderly and needy families. What we thought was a stretched target – we were concerned that there would not be adequate sponsorships – turned out to be an immensely heartwarming showcase of GICians’ effort and thoughtfulness.
I joined GIC at the point when the office was undergoing renovation, and was fortunate to be among the first to enjoy the newly revamped facilities. I love our purpose-built spaces, with detailed planning put into every aspect to make working truly enjoyable – yet another reminder of how GIC is purposeful in everything we do.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
My learning and development at GIC has been a fun and rewarding journey. I have learned a variety of new skills, including coding, visualisation, and team management, and had opportunities to apply these skills and learn on the job. GIC not only has a strong internal “GIC School” which provides and facilitates training, there is also a budget for external training. I also have a mentor who has served as both my sounding board and career advisor.
What you should know before joining GIC
In GIC, there is so much to learn. Take the time to know people in GIC and pace yourself well. There are many helpful, inspiring and knowledgeable people who will support you and help you grow.