Swee Chen joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore in January 2019. She was previously with Procter & Gamble and IBM. A global leader, she has lived and worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Australia, USA, Japan and China. Swee Chen has a diverse professional background, having led significant businesses in Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and IT sectors.

Swee Chen is currently Chairman, National Arts Council, and Chairman, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Boards of Singapore Airlines, SP Group, JTC Corporation, Woodside Energy (Australia) and GenZero. She is a member of the Legal Services Commission.

Swee Chen had previously chaired/served in the Boards of Shell Joint Ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Swee Chen graduated with B.Sc. - Victoria University and MBA - Chicago Booth, University of Chicago. She was named Distinguished Alumni, Chicago Booth, in 2018. She is married with three children.