Ng Kok Song has been practising meditation in the Christian tradition for over thirty years. He learnt the discipline from his friend and teacher, the Benedictine monk Laurence Freeman, who is the Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM).
Having experienced the value of meditation for his personal life and leadership responsibilities, Kok Song is passionate about sharing the gift with others. He is a senior teacher of WCCM, alongside Father Laurence Freeman. He leads the Singapore Christian meditation community which comprises over thirty weekly meditation groups. He teaches a regular introductory class on meditation for newcomers. In 2015, he established the Meditatio Foundation (TMF), a US-based charity to introduce meditation to universities, public sector organisations, corporations and businesses. Through TMF, he has given talks to numerous organisations such as DP Architects, Changi Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Frasers Property, Singtel, Dymon Asia Capital, NUS, NTU and SMU.
Kok Song recently led the fundraising to restore a monastery in France at Poitiers to become WCCM’s international retreat centre, named Bonnevaux. Bonnevaux aspires to offer the contemplative vision of life to Christianity and to the wider world.
Kok Song’s professional life has been dedicated to developing GIC as Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund where he was Group Chief Investment Officer until 2013. He is Chairman of Avanda Investment Management, a member of the PIMCO Global Advisory Board and a board director of Makena Capital. Additionally, Kok Song serves on the board of governors of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur.