Ms Foo Mee Har is the Chief Executive Officer of the Wealth Management Institute (WMI) at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. WMI is a practice-based education and research institute, with its work deeply integrated and aligned to the developments of the finance and asset management industry. She brings depth of experience in both the private and public sectors, and had managed a diverse portfolio of international businesses.
Ms Foo is also a Member of the Singapore Parliament for the West Coast Group Constituency (GRC) since 2011. She is the Chairman of the Estimates Committee of Singapore Parliament, as well as a member of the Government Parliamentary Committees of Education, Finance and Trade and Industry.
Ms Foo started her career as a Management Consultant in 1990, and subsequently held various senior positions across business lines and geographies with leading international firms. She was with Standard Chartered Bank for close to 20 years, during which she held a number of senior positions across the Group. From 2008 to 2012, she was the Global Head for Priority & International Banking, with overall responsibility for banking, financing and wealth management of affluent and international banking client segments, a business that spanned across 30 markets in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
From 2005 to 2008, Ms Foo was the President & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) pcl with overall responsibility for the bank’s business and operations in Thailand, including Capital Markets, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Consumer Banking. She was appointed Country Head of Consumer Banking in China in 2003, spearheading the franchise growth across 10 cities pan China.
Ms Foo graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a major in Occupational Psychology. She has attended executive management programmes at the London Business School, Templeton College (Oxford University) and INSEAD.
She is married with 2 sons, and has lived and worked in several countries including Malaysia, Australia, China, Thailand and Singapore.