Swee-Yeok Chu

Swee-Yeok Chu

CEO, President & Director

EDB Investments

Ms. Swee-Yeok Chu has been the Chief Executive Officer of EDB Investments since late 2008 and serves as its President and Director. She is responsible for transforming EDBI into an active strategic investor, supporting the fast growing innovative sectors of Information and Communication Technology, Biomedical Sciences, Smart and Sustainable Technology, and other strategic sectors.

Ms. Chu is a Partner at Ooyala, Inc. Prior to EDBI, Ms. Chu was the Chief Executive Officer at Bio*One Capital since 2004. Under her leadership, Bio*One Capital became a globally recognized and reputable investment entity. Ms. Chu previously held senior positions at the Singapore Economic Development Board where she was instrumental for industry strategy development and implementation including establishing several venture funds and providing oversight to their management.

Ms Chu previously held senior positions at EDB and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) where she played a pioneering role in developing major policies and executing the industry, research and commercialisation strategies leading to the growth of the biomedical sector and its contribution as a major pillar of Singapore’s economy today.

Ms. Chu also serves on the boards of Merlion Pharmaceuticals Pte Ltd, S*Bio Pte Ltd, Triton Water AG, Silecs Oy, Xinya Media Pte Ltd, and Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd. She also serves on the board of Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD). She served as a Director of ES Cell International Pte Ltd. She has over 25 years of track record and extensive experience in equity investments of start-up to growth and late-stage ventures, strategic planning, business and technology development for industries.

 

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