Chief Executive Officer at INTEGRA Petrochemicals Pte Ltd
Gina is Scottish and graduated from the University of Edinburgh. The early part of her working life was with Exxon in both the UK and the international HQ in Belgium, before founding what is now the global petrochemical trading company Integra Petrochemicals (Annual Turnover of US$1.5billion) in 1989. The company’s headquarters moved to Singapore in the early 2000’s. Early this year, the company moved from being family controlled to part of the Cedar Holdings Group, one of China’s largest private conglomerates and number 361 on the fortune 500 list.
Over the years, Gina and her husband have added real estate and construction companies and an Asian based shipping company-with 16 ships to the family portfolio. Concerned about food and water availability, has led Gina into shrimp farming and a few soft commodity projects in recent years.
Gina sits on various boards and councils including, the Brussels based European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) Council for talent, diversity, inclusion and training, the Gulf Petrochemical Association (GPCA) International trade committee in Dubai and the trade committee of the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC). Gina was also a founding member of the Woman in Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), now a global training and advocacy group. She was a founding member of a medical charity in Belgium, and has spearheaded and fully funded the recently founded Community Halls initiative in her native Scotland as a family initiative.
As a mother of two children, she has directed the family’s charitable efforts into high risk obstetrics, foetal and maternal health, child education and the drive for universally safe drinking water.
She was the president of the board of governors of the German European School in Singapore for several years during which time she headed up a team to design, fund and build a new school campus for 2000 children which will open summer 2018.
She has continued to work with her old university, both as a philanthropist as well as a mentor and speaker at university events on sustainable development and the value of impact investing.
Gina has over the years become well known as a speaker on Family office succession and diversity matters for companies such as Camden, Marcus Evans, Clearview and Bloomberg as well as consulting, particularly in the Middle East on matters of diversity and women entering the work place.
For her work in the Middle East over many years, Gina was nominated and awarded 2nd place in the most influential woman in oil and gas in the Middle East. Last year, she was included in the Middle East Power 50 for her work in the region.
She has this year been recognised in the USA as one of the 25 most influential women in the mid cap markets by CEO Connection.
Hobby wise, Gina is a hoarder of books on all sorts of topics, almost all of which she has read. Additionally, she has spent her weekends over the last 5 years to become a qualified jewellery designer, allowing her to fabricate and design fashion and one off pieces.
She acts as the family historian, having worked over the years to produce her family tree going back to the 1700s and has for the last 5 year been trying to finish a book on her family’s history in the context of Scotland’s history with the University of Edinburgh.