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VP, Corporate Affairs & Communications

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Corporate Affairs & Communication
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  14321

 

Corporate Affairs & Communications

 

The Corporate Affairs & Communications team is responsible for managing corporate affairs, branding and reputation, and all internal and external communications. It is GIC’s interface with key stakeholders, including the general public, media and employees.

 

We are looking for a mid-career communications professional with at least a decade’s experience to join the Corporate Affairs and Communications team at GIC. This person will be involved in corporate communication activities relating to investment communications, reputation management (including crisis management), planning and producing annual reports (including working closely with other functions such as marketing, media relations), and managing media relations. 

 

Reporting to the MD of Corporate Communications, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent functional skills, a good grasp of the asset management industry, great stakeholder management and sound judgment. You will be part of a high performing team and have generous opportunities to be working alongside senior management and other teams in GIC.

 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee a wide range of communications, including investment communications (focusing on Asia), media relations, public affairs and government relations.  The activities include working closely with investment teams on communications accompanying investment/ divestment activities, communication teams from investee companies, and external consultants to assure effective communication with various stakeholders, including the media and industry partners.
  • Quickly grasp and address issues facing the industry and the businesses in which GIC operates.
  • Provide strategic communications counsel to key executives and, on occasion, executives at portfolio companies
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a crisis communications playbook that details the organization’s response in the event of a crisis (physical incidents natural disasters, cyber-attacks, pandemics, shutdowns, etc.).   The objective is to have a clear communications approach for each stage of the issue or crisis, and to develop clear, concise and timely communications materials.
  • Coordinate the planning, drafting, editing, design and amplification of flagship publications, such as GIC’s annual report – including planning, commissioning and editing copy, as well as working closely with other communications functions such as brand, social and media relations

 

Requirements

  • More than 10 years of experience in financial communications, an investment bank or public relations agency
  • Experienced in managing crisis management efforts through effective communications strategies
  • Possess a good network of top-tier business and financial media relationships, including experience developing and executing on various media strategies
  • Have knowledge of public policy issues and regulation related to financial services, real estate, as well as private equity
  • Strong strategic thinking coupled with great tactical execution skills, including a high level of attention to detail
  • Proven ability to take initiative, handle multiple projects simultaneously, take a hands-on approach to work, and ensure deadlines are met
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work across borders, cultures and time zones, and demonstrated flexibility of communication style in order to operate effectively.
  • Good command of written and verbal communication skills in English and Chinese, connects easily with stakeholders inside and outside GIC, and builds trust with both personality and professionalism

 

 

Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.