Senior Vice President, Technology Investment Group
Ethel Chen is a Senior Vice President with the Technology Investment Group (TIG) at GIC. TIG is a global team with offices in Silicon Valley, China, and India. TIG invests directly in private and public technology companies and also serves as a limited partner in top-tier tech funds. TIG’s mission is to forge long-term financial and strategic relationships with its global partners – examples include Zoom, Datadog, Slack, Amplitude, Peloton, Uber, Spotify, DoorDash, Affirm, Alibaba, Tencent, and Meituan. The team is particularly focused on helping its portfolio companies, entrepreneurs, and fellow asset managers navigate opportunities associated with tech disruption.
Prior to GIC, Ethel invested in public software companies at EMS Capital, a family office associated with the Safra family. Prior to EMS, Ethel spent nearly 8 years as a venture capital investor with Norwest Venture Partners. Ethel started her career in Media M&A investment banking at Morgan Stanley and private equity at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. She holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and degrees in Management Science and Engineering (MS) and Computer Science (BS) from Stanford University.