Wong Su-Yen

Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute


Wong Su-Yen is Chief Executive Officer of the Human Capital Leadership Institute, which was established by the Ministry of Manpower, the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Singapore Management University to develop global leaders with a strong understanding of leading in Asia, as well as to build Asian leaders with the ability to lead on the global stage.

She is Chairman of the Board of Nera Telecommunications, a global telecom and IT solutions provider that operates in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa listed on the Singapore Exchange Mainboard. She is concurrently Chairman of the Nominating Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

She is an Independent Director at MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company with business interests spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media; and at NTUC First Campus which is the largest provider of childcare services in Singapore.

Previously she was Chairman (Singapore) for Marsh & McLennan Companies, and Managing Director, Southeast Asia at Mercer. Prior to that she was Asia Managing Partner for the Communications, Information & Entertainment practice at Oliver Wyman.

She brings over twenty years’ experience in business strategy, organization transformation, human capital and leadership development. She has been based in various cities across Asia since 1997, and has worked with leading organizations across North America and Asia in a broad range of industries including high-tech, financial services, oil and gas, retail, consumer goods, and the public sector.

Considered a thought leader on leadership and human capital related issues, Su-Yen is a regular guest lecturer at universities in Singapore and the US. In 2012, she was the only Asia-based individual named to the Financial Times’ Agenda Directory of Top 100 Board Candidates With Pay-Setting Skills.

Su-Yen is an active member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, Women Corporate Directors, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. She holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in music and computer science from Linfield College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.