Chief Executive Officer
Ms Foo Mee Har
Ms Foo Mee Har is the CEO of the Wealth Management Institute (WMI) as well as a member of WMI’s Board of Trustees. Founded by GIC and Temasek, WMI is Asia’s Centre of Excellence for wealth and asset management education and research. Under Ms Foo’s leadership, WMI has grown to become a leading training provider delivering over 17,000 training places annually, serving wealth managers, asset managers, investment advisors, lawyers, trust professionals, wealth planners, high net-worth families and financial regulators across Asia.
Ms Foo also holds public office, elected as a Member of Parliament in Singapore since 2011. She is currently the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, a Select Committee of the Singapore Parliament. She is also the Vice Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee of Finance and Trade and Industry, and also serves as a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee of Education.
Ms Foo started her career in management consulting. Her private sector experience includes a two-decade stint with Standard Chartered Bank, during which she held a number of senior positions including Global Head for Priority Banking & International Banking covering 30 markets in Asia, Middle East and Africa; President & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Thailand; as well as Country Head of Consumer Banking China.
Ms Foo graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a major in Occupational Psychology. She has attended executive management programmes at the London Business School, Templeton College (Oxford University) and INSEAD.
She is married with 2 sons (aged 28 and 26), has lived and worked in several countries including Malaysia, Australia, China, Thailand and Singapore.