The Diplomatic Council is about to launch a new DC Mission in Singapore. Singapore, sometimes referred to as the Lion City or the Little Red Dot, is the global commerce, finance and transport hub in Southeast Asia. The World Economic Forums calls the sovereign citistate „the most technology-ready“ nation. Further standings include: city with “best investment potential” (BERI), second-most competitive country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, and the second-busiest container port. The country is ranked first in Asia on the UN Human Development Index.
Irene Ho was named Head of DC Mission Singapore. She is one of the best connected business women in Singapore. Irene Ho founded and launched The Luxury Network Singapore in 2013 and has since grown her network to almost 60 premium brands. Some of her members include One 15 Luxury Yachting, Berkeley Group, Etihad Airways, FJ Benjamin, Penfolds, Porsche, Singapore Polo Club, Singapore Turf Club, Singapore Yacht Show, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The Balvenie, William Grant & Sons and W Singapore Sentosa Cove – to name a few.
Prior to founding The Luxury Network Singapore, Irene Ho worked in Corporate Finance and has experience in cross-border business development, financial due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, valuations and assurance. She was the IPO Manager at Deloitte Singapore prior to her move to Australia in 2009 to undertake a Masters Degree in Financial Analysis from the University of New South Wales and upon graduation worked for PKF Corporate Finance in Brisbane, Australia. Irene Ho was the President of the Singapore Business Council of Australia Inc in Brisbane from 2012 to 2013. She is a Chartered Certified Accountant and since 2014 sits on the Management Committee of Australia Alumni Singapore, a non-profit organization established since 1955 with the President of Singapore and Australia High Commissioner to Singapore as Patrons.