Choo Yong Cheen is GIC’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Private Equity (PE). He has been a member of GIC’s Group Executive Committee (GEC) since April 2020. Since 2017, he has also been the Head of GIC’s China Business Group.
Yong Cheen joined GIC in 1996. From 1996‐2002, he worked in the Economics and Strategy Department, where he was involved in global economics, investment strategy and asset allocation work. From 2002‐2010, he worked in the Equities Department, where he managed an Asia regional equities portfolio, specialising in China. In 2011, Yong Cheen transferred to GIC Special Investments, to run GIC’s PE business across Asia. From 2014 to 2016, he was based in London as the Head of Europe for PE. He was appointed CIO, PE in July 2016. He was made a Managing Director in July 2011.
Yong Cheen graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Economics (First class honours) in 1995, and with an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (with distinction) in 1996.