Gerald Woon, Director

Mr Gerald Woon has close to 30 years of communications experience in the areas of Public Relations, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, and Marketing Communications. As a co-founder and director of Cogent, he has been consulted for almost all of its IPO launches, IR activities and PR initiatives since its inception. Gerald also did a stint at a corporate finance firm and was involved in IPOs, deal origination and fund-raising. Gerald’s experience includes corporate finance, advertising, publication production, global publicity and media relations, crisis communications, event management, exhibition management, broadcast and video production, government relations and protocol, internal communications, editorial and online initiatives.

Gerald was formerly Head, Marketing Communications at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), looking after the needs of EDB and its clients in the electronics, chemicals, biomedical sciences, precision engineering, heavy engineering and services industries. At EDB, Gerald was a media liaison for several ministerial trips and worked on several Singapore Inc. initiatives, including bringing the first-ever Forbes Global CEO conference to Singapore. He has worked with numerous MNCs, public-listed companies and SMEs on their communications, profiling their leadership, operations and business. Gerald also has extensive experience advising companies on their crisis communications, and notably was involved in the corporate recovery of China Aviation Oil and other listed companies.

Gerald holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from Monash University and a Master of Science (Marketing) degree from the National University of Singapore. In addition, he has completed the Capital Markets & Financial Advisory Services (CMFAS) Module 4A – Rules and Regulations for Advising On Corporate Finance, and is a member of the EDB Society and the International Association of Business Communicators. Gerald is also a Non-Executive Director of Cogent Development Group Limited that is headquartered in Ausralia.