Geneva: World Economy forum appointed Neo Gim Huay as a member of the Managing Board

Hafida B
2 min readOct 20, 2021


Picture taken at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria 2014. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell
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Neo Gim Huay is appointed as a member of the Managing Board to head the Forum’s Centre for Nature and Climate starting on 1 January 2022. Previously, she was Managing Director for Enterprise Development and Sustainability at Temasek, an investment company, She headquartered in Singapore with a net portfolio value of S$240 billion.

In January the high meeting will be focused on climate change and its acceleration and environmental sustainability, food systems, the circular economy and value chains, and the future of international development. A big challenge to meet on sharing food with 8 billion people consuming within the planet’s limited boundaries. An opportunity to develop economic partnership to cope with poverty and pandemic, refugees crisis around the world.

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum welcomed this decision and said

We are delighted to welcome Gim Huay Neo into our leadership team. Through her experience in sustainability in both the public and private sectors, she will ensure the Forum’s continued leadership position at the forefront of developing innovative partnerships and solutions to progressing the global environmental agenda

Ms Neo Gim Huay said

I am honoured and humbled to be appointed to the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum. I look forward to working closely with the team and our partners to foster trust and understanding, harness our collective wisdom to strengthen collaboration and catalyse solutions, across the public-private-people sectors, between countries and cultures and across generations.

As a recognised leader in the global environmental field, Gim Huay brings a rich set of skills to the Forum, cultivated through several decades of experience in both the public and private sectors. In her past, she was selected by food world company for her talented work as Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, mentionned

“Creating Shared Value is fundamental to how we do business at Nestlé. We believe that our company can only be successful in the long term by creating value both for our shareholders and for society. We greatly value the CSV Council’s guidance on our actions to ensure our business acts as a force for good. With her experience in sustainability strategy, solutions and impact investing, Gim Huay will be a great asset to the work of the Council.”

In the near future at World Forum Economic Neo Gim Huay will show her expertise of sustainabilty strategy with solutions.



Hafida B

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