Singapore Fund Hires From Goldman Sachs

Temasek, Singapore

Temasek, Singapore

Temasek, the Singapore investment fund, has announced a senior addition to its North American business unit. Among the new man's landmark deals was DuPont’s merger with Dow Chemical.   

Temasek International has appointed John Vaske as Joint Head, North America. In the new role, which will commence on 16 January 2017, Vaske will oversee the portfolio and investments in North America.  

Vaske is presently Co-Chairman of Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman in 1988 as an Analyst with the M&A team in New York and has since spent his entire career with Goldman. He recently announced his retirement from the firm as the New York Times reported.

Between Tokyo, New York and London

He worked in Tokyo from 1989 to 1991 before returning to New York in 1991 and remained with the M&A team till 1997. In 1997, Vaske was asked to head the Chemicals Group, which later merged into the Natural Resources Group.

He relocated to London in 2005 to head the European Natural Resources Group. In March 2010, he returned to New York as Co-Chairman of Natural Resources Group and was promoted to his current role as Co-Chairman of Global M&A in 2015.

Temasek Holdings manages in total a S$242 billion portfolio.




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