Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ho Ching, The Temasek Superwoman

Dubious myth of women's leadership has been through the glass ceiling. We have many business leaders are occupied by women. Even Asian women are also many who are in control of the company's shoulders, one of whom is Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek, Singapore.

55-year-old woman is the CEO of Temasek Holdings, Singapore's state-owned companies. He occupied the highest office in Temasek since May 1, 2002. Lot of controversy over his election as CEO of Temasek. She is the wife of Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore at that time, the once-in-law of former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew.

Temasek's success can not be separated from the leadership of Ho Ching, who is famous for Methodical decision-maker, is keen to collect input from managers and won the inputs with a logical argument. The success of Ho Ching currently supported his leadership experience at the Singapore Technologies Engineering, since 1997 then. The former Singapore Technologies received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Singapore, and a Master of Science in the same field from Stanford University. Ho Ching also worked in the defense ministries of Singapore, before finally joining with Singapore Technologies.

Under the leadership of Ho Ching, Temasek began the expansion of investment outside Singapore. Temasek was established in 1974, with the aim to combine some business to the Singapore government, Temasek now has a stake in transportation companies and logistics, financial services, telecommunications, infrastructure, engineering, and property.

Although much criticism of nepotism, chairman of Temasek said that Ho Ching was selected as the CEO not because of his political connections, but because of competency and track record of Ho Ching. This opinion is evidenced by the success of Ho Ching's Temasek to take the largest investment company in Singapore. The success of the leadership of Ho Ching has been placed as one of "Ten Asia's Most Powerful Women in Business" in 2004 Fortune magazine, and included in the list of "One Hundred The Most Powerful Women" in 2005, Forbes magazine.

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