Temasek's Ho Ching to spend time on 'longstanding things' during sabbatical

SINGAPORE - Temasek Holdings' chief executive Ho Ching said on Wednesday she plans to "spend some time on a couple of longstanding things" which she has wanted to do during her three-month sabbatical leave.

Earlier on Wednesday, Temasek had announced that Ms Ho was taking sabbatical leave. President of Temasek, Mr Lee Theng Kiat, will cover for Ms Ho in relation to "all normal course of business at Temasek as an investor and shareholder, as an institution, and as a steward".

Temasek did not give any reasons for Ms Ho's leave.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday evening, Ms Ho thanked friends for their messages of support, encouragement and concern.

She told them "not to worry as I'm well".

 

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Thanks, friends, esp for the various PMs of support, encouragement and concern. Just to let you know not to worry as I...

Posted by HO Ching on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

She also praised Temasek for having a good team in place.

Ms Ho said that she plans to catch on some sleep and aims to "do a lot more walking."