The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced board changes at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), effective Feb 1.
The CEO and chairman of IBM Asia Pacific, Harriet Green, was appointed as a new board member. Harriet was earlier working as general manager for IBM's Watson Internet of Things, customer engagement and education in Singapore.
"Prior to joining IBM, Harriet was the CEO of the Thomas Cook Group where she led the successful global transformation and rebranding of the oldest name in leisure travel," MTI said.
In 2010, Harriet received Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honor for her services to electronics. Harriet is also the recipient of the Women in Technology Institute award, and was inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame in 2016.
Apart from this, four EDB board members were reappointed. Singapore Tourism Board's chairman Chaly Mah; Keppel Corp's CEO Loh Chin Hua; Singapore Exchange's CEO Loh Boon Chye; and, Insead's dean Professor Ilian Lubomirov Mihov.
EDB also announced that upon completion of their terms on Jan 31, three members from its board will step down. Blackstone Private Equity's senior operating partner Harish Manwani; Hitachi Transport System's vice-president and executive officer Ichiro Iino; and, IBM global managing director for AT&T Randy Issac Walker.
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