Grace Ng, Director of Defined Contribution Plans in the Portfolio Investments group, is responsible for the global investment oversight and strategic design of the Defined Contribution Plans of the Dow Chemical Company, with plan assets totaling about $8 billion.
Ng joined Dow in 1986 as a Treasury representative in Midland and assumed various responsibilities in the Credit and Cash Management areas. In 1988 she joined the Portfolio Investments group as a Financial Analyst and became part of the pension fund team responsible for the management of the company’s internal equity fund. She was named Financial Operations and Planning Manager for Dow AgroSciences and relocated to Indianapolis in 1990, where she was part of the start-up team developing and establishing the Treasury operations in the newly formed joint venture.
She moved to Singapore in 1992 when she was appointed Regional Treasurer for Singapore/Malaysia, and was responsible for implementing the Finance and Treasury Center operations in the Asia-Pacific region; she later added responsibilities for Thailand and coordinated the project financing activity of the Dow-Siam Cement joint venture.
In 1996, Ng returned to Midland as Global Investment Manager in Corporate Treasury, responsible for the management of the corporate investment portfolio and for coordination of the global investment portfolio. She was named director of Mergers & Acquisitions in 2000, where she led due diligence activities and successfully negotiated several acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture transactions totaling $1.5 billion.
In 2004 she was appointed Business Development Director to the Plastics business portfolio, and later to the Performance Plastics & Chemicals business portfolio, and in 2007 to the Corporate Marketing & Sales function. In that capacity she was responsible for developing and implementing strategic measures across businesses to optimize financial results, and for identifying and disseminating best practices and knowledge for the entire enterprise. In 2008, Ng was appointed to her current position as Director of Defined Contribution Plans.
Ng earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin.