Kevin is a Vice President in the Investment Services Public Markets department at GIC’s New York office where he leads a team providing investment support to public market activities. His team is also responsible for business management functions, as well as global trade operations.
Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time outdoors to reconnect with nature. He has volunteered with New York City Parks in a tree-planting exercise to repair some of the damage caused by recent extreme weather events that have impacted low-income neighbourhoods.
Why did you decide to join GIC?
When I first got this opportunity, aside from the technical requirements of the role, I was really intrigued about how I could contribute in some way to the future of Singapore.
Joining a firm headquartered in Singapore meant having to adapt to a different culture and working style. I had the opportunity to spend two months in Singapore and was left impressed by how warm and colloquial my colleagues were. Getting to know and spend time with them helped me bridge the cultural differences quite quickly to work well together.
What does your typical workday look like?
My team operates in a follow-the-sun model, and during our work hours, we mainly cover Europe, North America, and Latin American markets. I typically start my day with stretching and a short walk to soak in the sunlight and breathe in the fresh air.
My days can get busy with unpredictable situations that I am always keen to resolve. I look forward to lunch together with my team and I take this as an opportunity to connect with my colleagues at a personal level. After a rewarding day, I spend time with my family and unwind with my favourite TV shows.
What do you like most about working here?
As part of a team, it is important to work in a collaborative environment. In my role, I see my colleagues help each other daily and at a global scale, I receive constant input and guidance from our Singapore office.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
At GIC, I have learnt even more than during my MBA, which has contributed to my professional development. With support and mentoring by my manager, I have changed my approach to problem solving and will continue to improve my critical thinking skills daily.
What you should know before joining GIC
If you are lucky to join GIC, you will be working alongside incredibly smart colleagues and be part of a culture that is both collaborative and challenging at the same time. You will have the tools and the support needed to succeed and it will be up to you to make the most of it.