A technology conglomerate
New York-listed Sea provides digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital payments services through its brands Shopee, Garena, and SeaMoney. The group was recently awarded a digital full bank licence by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, reinforcing the key role the company will play in Singapore’s digital future.
Sea has its corporate headquarters at Fusionopolis Place – just a stone’s throw from the University’s Kent Ridge Campus.
“More than just friendly neighbours in Kent Ridge, Sea and NUS are well aligned in our core values and vision for the future,” said Mr Forrest Li, Chairman and Group CEO of Sea.
He noted that education is important to Sea as it views people as its most valuable asset. The company employs close to 900 NUS alumni, both in Singapore and overseas. This includes Sea co-founder Mr David Chen, and Shopee CEO Mr Chris Feng who had graduated from NUS Computing.
“This gift is our way of giving back to NUS and the wider community, in thanks for all the support we received on our own journey, starting out as a small start-up just 12 years ago,” said Mr Li. When the company was ready to scale up, Singapore provided the talent, capital, and infrastructure that allowed it to grow from a local to a regional company, and then to a global one.