Capital for Purpose

Guest-of-Honour: Ms Ho Ching

Chief Executive Officer

Temasek Holdings

The St. Gallen Symposium


The St. Gallen Symposium is a global gathering of the Leaders of Today and the Leaders of Tomorrow that takes place annually in May at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. It is organised by the International Students' Committee (ISC), a team of students from the university. Our goal is to provide a setting for relevant debates between the Leaders of Today and Tomorrow on topics of management, current affairs, politics and civil society.














Registration of guests and students


Welcome Address by Mr Beat Ulrich,
Chief Executive Officer, St. Gallen Foundation, Switzerland


Brief remarks by H.E. Fabrice Filliez,

Ambassador of Switzerland to Singapore


Keynote Address by Guest-of-Honour

Ms Ho Ching, Chief Executive Officer,

Temasek Holdings


Presentation of token of appreciation to Guest-of-Honour


Guest-of-Honour takes her leave


Short break


Introduction of theme and Panellists by Moderator
Theme: Capital for Purpose



Mr Piyush Gupta

Ms Anita Fam
Mr Seah Chin Siong


Mr Viswa Sadasivan


Presentation of token of appreciation to Panellists and Moderator


Presentation on the St. Gallen's Leaders of Tomorrow by
Ms Melanie Monstein, Member of the International Students' Committee (ISC), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


Closing remarks by Mr Alexander C. Melchers, General Manager, C. Melchers GmbH & Co and Special Advisor,
St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies


Lunch reception hosted by the NYAA Council


End of event

Keynote Speaker

Ms Ho Ching

Chief Executive Officer

Temasek Holdings​​

Ho Ching is the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings since 2002. She is married to the current Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. Ho first joined Temasek Holdings as a Director in January 2002 then became its Executive Director in May 2002 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2004. 


Mr Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer

DBS Group​​

Piyush Gupta is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group, Southeast Asia's largest bank. During his tenure, DBS has won several global awards, including being named Best Bank in the World by Global Finance in 2018, and Euromoney's World's Best Digital Bank title twice in 2016 and 2018. 

Ms Anita Fam


National Council of Social Service​

Anita Fam is a former lawyer and full-time volunteer who has been involved in the social service sector for more than 20 years, both at charity and national level. She currently serves as the President of the National Council of Social Service and the Chairman of Assisi Hospice. 

Mr Seah Chin Siong

Chief Executive Officer

Singapore Pools Pte Ltd​​

Seah Chin Siong is Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools (Private) Limited, a subsidiary of Singapore Totalisator Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance. He is presently Co-Chair (Industry) of the Responsible Gambling Forum for its third term and is also a member of the Executive Committee of Asia Pacific Lottery Association. 


Mr Viswa Sadasivan

Chief Executive Officer

Strategic Moves Pte Ltd

Viswa Sadasivan is Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Moves, a strategic and crisis communications consulting practice with a special interest in policy issues. Over the last two decades, he has coached thousands of top executives from Fortune 500 companies to government and quasi-government agencies on corporate strategy, issues management and engagement. 

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