Larry is the Director of Technology Group at GIC where his vision is to build a truly agile team that delivers value to the business at high velocity. He takes pride in attracting and retaining diverse and ambitious people who understand technology trends, who can work well together, and can respectfully challenge each other to achieve the best outcomes for GIC.
Outside of work, Larry enjoys staying active by going to the gym, hiking, or cycling around Singapore. He also enjoys exploring the city’s food offerings with friends.
Why did you decide to join GIC?
I had previously worked for a sell-side firm and GIC has always had a fantastic reputation as a premier client. So I was very excited to be offered a position at GIC as this is more than just a job. It is one that has meaning.
GIC’s ultimate clients are Singaporeans. They are everyday people you meet daily from all aspects of life. So the fact that I can come to work every day and try to provide long-term returns that is meaningful for Singaporeans is very important to me.
What does your typical workday look like?
I communicate with my team daily and help them with problems that they are experiencing. It is my responsibility to ensure that they can be as productive as possible to deliver value to the business. I have a job to do, and I want to make sure that I am maximising my team’s productivity.
What do you like most about working here?
I had high expectations when I joined GIC, and I can honestly say that they have been easily exceeded. I am fortunate because I am part of an extremely strong team. The department is collaborative and incredibly welcoming. They are focused on GIC’s long-term strategy and truly believe technology will play an important role in the future. I’ve found it to be very exciting, invigorating, and dynamic, and I’m having a great time.
What motivates me to come to work every day is the desire to build a strong organisation. I want to deliver great technology and I also enjoy problem-solving. I’m not the type of person who sits back and takes things one problem at a time. I enjoy multitasking and dealing with multiple stakeholders. My team is dynamic and fast.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
We have a talented and empowered team, not one that just does what I tell them to do. I’m looking for a team that is willing to challenge but in a respectful manner. I believe that if we have a team that is willing to be open and transparent, as well as challenge each other when necessary, we will be able to deliver better value to our stakeholders.
What you should know before joining GIC
GIC is looking for people who are up to date on the latest technological trends, and want to be part of a team that is willing to challenge each other while working together. I want to be in a team surrounded by people who are smarter than me and from whom I can learn new things regularly. At the end of the day, it’s all about adding value to our business while aligning with GIC’s vision.