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Katy

Vice President

Corporate Affairs & Communication

Katy

Katy is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications for GIC’s US, Brazil, and European offices. She works with every single department within her regions – from investors to corporate services – amplifying their voices and promoting their work both internally and externally within the press, social media, marketing, events, thought leadership, and more, to grow and protect GIC’s global reputation.

Outside of her work responsibilities, Katy volunteers her time to connect and contribute to her local community by participating in park cleanups and tree-planting activities in the urban forests of New York City where she’s based.

Why did you decide to join GIC?

I chose to join GIC because I saw an opportunity to add meaningful value as the first-ever global communications hire based in the Americas and set GIC up for long-term success as it expands its brand recognition and communications strategy around the world. Before joining GIC, I had never heard of the company, but I was excited about the opportunity to work across regions and continents and be part of a global organisation with a strong mission. 

What does your typical workday look like?

Because I cover so many regions, I always stay busy! I normally start my day with a big coffee before jumping into calls with my colleagues in Asia and Europe. We usually work with our New York and Brazil teams in the early afternoons and support our San Francisco teams and back to Singapore again later in the day.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, I am typically working from home and I love being able to take advantage of the extra flexibility and get in afternoon walks with my dog, Max.

What do you like most about working here?

I really love the people at GIC; I’ve met some truly incredible, kind, smart, and amusing people during my time here. With so much going on within the regions I cover, from deal communications to showcasing our employees, I truly feel like I am contributing in a meaningful way and making a difference. During this pandemic, I was proud to see how GIC was able to think on our feet, get creative, and offer flexibility for employees, which really showcases the company’s ability to adapt to meet the needs of the moment, even as a 40-year-old company.

How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?

GIC has created a strong supportive environment for learning and development. Recently, the company supported my interest in attending a week-long digital marketing course with Harvard, which gave me a ton of fresh insights that I brought back to my day-to-day work. I’ve also been able to take advantage of GIC’s career coaching platform and have an incredible manager who has been a strong mentor to me throughout my time here.

Despite working far from HQ, having a manager who is also a strong mentor has made the distance feel like no issue at all. She has incredible institutional and industry knowledge that she freely shares. She has been instrumental to my success at GIC.

What you should know before joining GIC

If you have a positive and collaborative mindset, GIC is a place where you can truly make and grow your career. This is not a place where you will get lost in the shuffle; if you come with big ideas, you will have a platform to be heard and deliver on them. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better group of colleagues than those at GIC, and they’ll be there for you every step of the way.