Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific
Wai-Kwong Seck is chief executive officer, Asia Pacific at State Street Bank and Trust Company. He is also a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.
Wai-Kwong has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, management and growth of the Global Services, Global Markets and Global Exchange businesses in Asia Pacific, where State Street operates from seven branches, servicing clients in 17 geographical markets in the region.
Prior to joining State Street in September 2011, he was chief financial officer of the Singapore Exchange for eight years. Previously he held senior-level positions in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Lehman Brothers and DBS Bank.
Wai-Kwong is chairman of Investment Committee and Trustee at the Singapore Police Force’s pension fund. In July 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel.
He serves on the Board of Regents of Trinity International University in Chicago and the Advisory Committee for the Quantitative Finance Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In February 2016, he was appointed as a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Business School Advisory Council. In December 2016, Wai-Kwong was appointed as Advisor Emeritus to GIC.
Wai-Kwong earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of economics with first-class honors from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His alma mater made him a Monash Fellow in 2015. On Singapore’s National Day in 2017, the Republic awarded him the Public Service Medal.