Grace Ng is the former director of portfolio investments at The Dow Chemical Company, where she was responsible for the global investment oversight and strategic design of the defined contribution plans with assets totaling about $8 billion.
Ng joined Dow in 1986 as a treasury representative in Midland, TX, and assumed various responsibilities in the credit and cash management areas. Two years later, she joined the portfolio investments group as a financial analyst and became part of the pension fund team responsible for managing the company’s internal equity fund. Appointed to financial operations and planning manager for Dow AgroSciences in 1990, she relocated to Indianapolis, where she was part of the start-up team who developed and established the treasury operations in the newly formed joint venture.
Appointed to regional treasurer for Singapore/Malaysia for Dow in 1992, Ng relocated to Singapore where she was responsible for implementing the finance and treasury center operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Later she took on responsibilities for Thailand and coordinated the project financing activity of the Dow-Siam Cement joint venture.
In 1996, Ng returned to Midland as a global investment manager in corporate treasury, responsible for the management of the corporate investment portfolio and for coordinating the global investment portfolio. As the director of M&A in 2000, she successfully negotiated several acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture transactions totaling $1.5 billion.
Appointed to business development director for the plastics business portfolio in 2004, and later to the performance plastics & chemicals business portfolio, Ng she accepted a corporate marketing and sales function in 2007. She was responsible for developing and implementing strategic measures across businesses to optimize financial results, and for identifying and disseminating best practices for the entire enterprise. A year later, Ng was appointed to director of portfolio investments.
Ng earned a bachelor’s of science in chemical engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and her MBA from the University of Wisconsin.