Minerva wings

Aliza Knox

Aliza was named the IT Woman of the Year (Asia) in 2020, the AWA Singapore International Business Woman of the Year in 2015, elected to Chief Executive Women (Australia) in 2016, and featured in the 2018 book, “Women on Board- Making a Real Difference”. As a non-executive board director and advisor, she is dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders building successful global businesses.

Aliza is a Non-Executive Director of Grant Thornton International (UK), Tyro Payments (Australia), HealthMetrics (Australia) and of Healthway Medical Group (Singapore). She previously served on the boards of listed companies Scentre Group (Westfield Shopping Malls, Australia/NZ), SingPost (mail and e-commerce, Singapore), GfK (#5 global market research firm, Germany), Invocare (Australia) and as an advisor to the ANZ Bank Board Technology Committee. She is also a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group.

She is a contributing columnist at Forbes, writing about rising and thriving in the corporate world and will be publishing a book on the same topic in 2022.

Aliza most recently ran APAC for Cloudflare, a SaaS internet security, performance, and reliability provider. Previously, she was Head of APAC for Twitter, having joined the digital enterprise after building a significant business for Google in APAC.

She led SWAT (Super Women at Twitter) and did the same for Women@Google. She has served on two key committees for the Singapore government, and was invited to address the Singapore Institute of Directors on why gender diversity is important to boards, as well as on globalization. She is a mentor to young women via Minerva and the Asian University for Women.

Aliza has significant financial services and international experience. Prior roles include SVP, Commercial Solutions, Visa International; SVP, International, Charles Schwab; and Partner and Head of Financial Services at Boston Consulting Group in Sydney and Singapore.

Aliza graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Applied Math-Economics from Brown University, and holds an MBA with distinction in Marketing from New York University. She resides between Singapore and Sydney.

Back to team page