Republic of Singapore Goh exits GovTech for public affairs role at Temasek

Monday, 10. July 2017

State-owned investment company Temasek Holdings has appointed Lena Goh as director of its public affairs team.

Goh will take on her new position later this year after she fulfills her current role as chief marketing and communications officer at Government Technology Agency (GovTech). In her position at GovTech, Goh has spent more than three years focusing on marketing the digital transformation journey of the government's digital services. She was also tasked with managing the communications and community engagement teams and providing senior counsel to the GovTech leadership team, and she also held a seat on the its senior leadership team. 

Prior to that, Goh spent more than a year as managing director at Maxus Singapore. There, she reported to Singapore group CEO John Thurlow and then Maxus APAC CEO Neil Stewart. Before that, she spent nearly five years at Microsoft as Asia communications lead, corporate communications. 

Forshaw also formerly worked at Microsoft as Asia-Pacific corporate communications director. He moved to Temasek in 2011 to succeed Myrna Thomas as MD of corporate affairs. 

Temasek Holdings Private Limited is a state-owned holding company that can be characterized as a national wealth fund owned by the Government of Singapore. The holding company manages a portfolio of approximately $242 billion, focused primarily on Asia. Its portfolio includes high profile companies such as Singtel, Bank of China, PT Bank Danamon, and China Construction Bank. 

2017
Public Affairs Director
2013
Managing Director, Singapore
2008
Asia Communications Lead, Corporate Communications