Ho Ching serves at Temasek Holdings as its Chief Executive Officer. She joined the company as Director in January 2002, became its Executive Director in May 2002, and its CEO early in 2004. She is popularly known as the wife of the 3rd and current Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. Owing to her business acumen and massive accumulated wealth, Forbes has listed her as one of the most influential and powerful women in the world.
Ho Ching was born in 1953 as the eldest of 4 children of her parents, Chan Chiew Ping and Ho Eng Hong. She completed her secondary education from Crescent Girls’ School, and became one of the top A level students in National Junior College. She was a bright student, and was also selected ‘Student of the Year’ in her school. She received her Bachelor of Engineering degree from the then Singapore University, and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.