Mr William Liu
Chairman & Managing Partner
Stream Global Pte Ltd
Mr William Liu (or Bill as he is more commonly known) started his career in the I.T. industry after he received his M.Sc, DIC, in OR & Management Studies from Imperial College in 1970 and B.Sc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester, UK.
Mr Liu is currently the Chairman and Managing Partner of Stream Global Pte Ltd, a venture catalyst in the ICT and IDM space. From 2001 to 2006 he was President of Green Dot Capital Pte Ltd, a Temasek owned company, which invested in start-up and early stage companies, globally. It was also the holding company of Singapore Computer Systems Ltd and SNP Corporation Ltd, both were listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
Prior to joining Green Dot Capital, Mr Liu was from 1993 to 2001, the President & CEO of ABACUS International, Asia’s premier Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and Computer Reservations Systems (CRS) company and a joint venture company with Sabre, Inc of USA. Bill was responsible for its operations and profitable growth that spanned 20 countries in the Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining ABACUS, Mr Liu was International Computers Ltd’s (ICL) Vice President for Asia and concurrently the non-executive Chairman of the Singapore operations. He also served as General Manager of ICL Taiwan for a year in 1992. He is currently a Board member of Air Black Box Asia Pacific, SISTIC.com Pte Ltd, The Private Museum, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and H&W Investments Pte Ltd. He was previously Board member of the National Library Board, National Computer Board and Singapore Computer Systems. Mr Liu was actively involved in IDA’s 2015 “Intelligent Nation, A Global City powered by Infocomm” Master Plan, sitting on 3 sub-committees, viz. Infocomm Competency Council, Financial Services and Enterprise Development.
He was a past Chairman of the Singapore Federation of the Computer Industry (SFCI) from 1995 to 1998 and a Board member of the Institute of Systems Science. He is also a past President of the Operational Research Society of Singapore. He was elected to Singapore Computer Society’s Hall of Fame in 2007 and conferred an Honorary Fellow of the Society in 2018.