Research Associate, Board & Advisory Talent & Governance (10312)

Temasek International Pte Ltd
Singapore, Singapore
01 Jun 2023
01 Jul 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Core Objectives of the Non-Executive Talent (NET), Organisation & People
  • Ensure our Temasek Portfolio Companies (TPCs) are guided and led by competent, capable, and well-constructed boards - so as to navigate challenging and complex operating environments and achieve strategic and business objectives.
  • Enable the start-up of our Platforms and Venture Companies with appropriate governance setup and executive / non-executive resources, especially in the initial stages of growth.
  • Identify, track, build and engage with an extended talent network to support the requirements of our broader Temasek ecosystem of portfolio companies, platforms and venture companies.
  • Track and support the adoption of best corporate governance and board practices by our TPCs, platforms and venture companies, as part of Temasek's ongoing investment stewardship activities.
The Role

As a key member of the NET team, the Associate will work closely with the team. This is a broad and hands-on role, encompassing aspects of governance analysis, executive search, talent analysis, as well as event planning and administration. The Associate will be directly responsible for the following activities: -
  • Governance Analysis - Develop understanding of our core portfolio companies; oversee Temasek board governance processes, good board practices, e.g. ESG and diversity principles
  • Knowledge & Data Management - Build up and maintain our talent / knowledge management system containing profiles of non-executive/ senior executive talents across a wide-ranging pool of board, advisory and operating roles; ensure data integrity.
  • Talent Research & Analysis - Support the analysis and recommendation of potential board members, advisors or senior executive candidates for our ecosystem of portfolio, platform and venture companies, as appropriate.
  • Event Planning & Coordination -
    • Plan and coordinate the organisation of engagement forums and networking sessions with board members, advisors and/or senior executives of our portfolio companies.
    • Support the planning and organisation of overseas networking trips by our Temasek Chairman and Board Members.
  • Budget Management - Contribute to budgetary management; track the team budget for expenses incurred in our engagement, networking and/or governance events and activities
  • A Bachelors degree
  • Min. 1-2 years of relevant work experience in from executive search, research, consulting, or investment management. We will also consider candidates with experience outside of these domains who are able to clearly demonstrate their interest in non-executive and advisory talent, and/ or governance topics.
  • Strong research skills, and conversant with the use of search engines and databases, persistence in probing and researching information.
  • Good language skills, both written and spoken.
  • Meticulous person, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills, clear and structured thinking
  • Strong co-ordination and organisation skills.
Interpersonal Skills
  • A collaborative team player
  • Ability to work well with people within and outside the team, and across the organizational hierarchy. Willing to lend a hand in helping fellow teammates where required.
  • Self-confident with the ability to interface with senior management and various external parties and stakeholders.
  • High-care and high-ownership attitude
  • A self-starter with the ability to multi-task.
  • High curiosity with the interest and willingness to learn.