Mr Gautam Banerjee

Chairman, Blackstone Singapore

Mr Gautam Banerjee is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Group and the Chairman of Blackstone Singapore.

Mr Banerjee’s non-executive corporate roles outside of Blackstone include serving as an independent director of Singapore Airlines, Singapore Telecommunications Limited, GIC (Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund), The Indian Hotels Company and Piramal Enterprises. He also serves as member of the Singapore Legal Service Commission and Defence Science & Technology Agency, and Chairman of raiSE, the Centre for Social Enterprise in Singapore. My Banerjee’s other roles in the “not for profit sector” include being a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) and a member of the Governing Board of Yale-NUS College. Mr Banerjee has also been appointed as Pro-Chancellor of the National University of Singapore.

Previously, Mr Banerjee served as Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore for nine years until his retirement in December 2012. He spent over 30 years with the firm in various leadership roles in Singapore, India and East Asia. His previous non-executive appointments have included serving as a member of the Economic Development Board and the National Heritage Board.

Mr Banerjee is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Warwick University in 1977 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the same University in 2014.

Mr Banerjee was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009 and a member of the Singapore Economic Strategies Committee (2009/2010). He was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government in 2014.