Dr NG Eng Hen

 

Dr NG Eng Hen, Minister for Defence

Born: Singapore, Dec 10 1958
Education: 1964 - 1974 Anglo-Chinese School
  1975 - 1976 National Junior College
  1977 - 1987 National University of Singapore
  • (1982) M.B.B.S. with distinctions in Social Medicine and Public Health
  • (1987) Master in Medicine (Surgery)
Professional 1986 Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Training,
Memberships
and Awards:

1989 New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical Centre Research Fellow, Laboratory of Surgical Metabolism
  1990

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre
Clinical Fellow, Surgical Oncology
- First Prize Winner - Clinical Research
- Smithkline Beecham Surgical Scholar Award

  1990 Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  1992 American Society of Surgical Oncology
  1998 Founder Member, Breast Cancer Foundation, Singapore
  1999 American Society of Clinical Oncology
Career and 1992 - 1997 Consultant Surgeon, Singapore General Hospital
Political 1997 - 2001 Private Practice, Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Appointments: Nov 2001 Member of Parliament, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  2002 Minister of State, Education and Manpower
  2003 Acting Minister for Manpower & Minister of State for Education
  2004 Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Education
  July 2005 Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Defence
  May 2006 Re-elected Member of Parliament, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  May 2006 Re-appointed Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Defence
  Apr 2007 Deputy Leader of the House
  Apr 2008 Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence
  May 2011 Re-elected Member of Parliament, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  May 2011 Minister for Defence
  May 2011 Leader of the House
  Sep 2015 Re-elected Member of Parliament, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  Sep 2015 Re-appointed Minister for Defence
Key Political
Activities:
2002 - present
  • Member, Remaking Singapore Committee
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Enhancing Human Capital, Economic Review Committee
  • Chairman, University Restructuring Committee MOE
  • Chairman, Jobs Task Force, MOM
  • Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Low Wage Workers
  • Secretary, Refreshing PAP Committee
  • SARS Ministerial Committee and Combat Unit
  • Member (Security Policy Review Committee (SPRC), National Research Foundation (NRF), Research Innovation & Enterprise Council (RIEC), Steering Committee on Life Sciences (SCLS), Steering Commitee on Interactive and Digital Media (SCIDM), National Population Committee (NPC), Ministerial Committee on Community Engagement (MCCE), SYOGOC Advisory Panel (2010))
  • Asia NZ Foundation, Honorary Advisor
  Present
  • Organizing Secretary
  • Co-opted Member, Central Executive Committee, PAP (2005)
Family: 1982 Married Ivy Lim Swee Lian (MBBS,M Med (Paed), FRCP (Edin) ) - pediatrician and geneticist. CEO KK Women's and Children's Hospital; Dy CEO SingHealth (2008), Group CEO, Singhealth (2012).
Four children. 2 girls and 2 boys.
Recreation: Jogging, golf, reading.