Dr Leslie Teo is GIC’s Chief Economist and Director of Economics & Investment Strategy. He joined GIC from the International Monetary Fund, where he was Deputy Division Chief and Assistant to the Director of the Asian Department. Dr Teo started his career as an economist at the IMF in 1996, and has also served at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He joined GIC as a senior investment manager in the Economics & Strategy Department in 2008. He headed GIC’s Asian/Emerging Market Research and Strategy team before being appointed Deputy Director of the Economics & Investment Strategy Department.
Dr Teo has a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, an MA in Economics, and a PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of Rochester.