Mr LEE Hsien Loong

 

Mr LEE Hsien Loong, Prime Minister

Lee Hsien Loong has been Singapore’s Prime Minister since 2004.

Mr Lee is the Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party (PAP). He led PAP to three consecutive Singapore General Elections victories in 2006, 2011 and 2015. He was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) in 1984, and has been re-elected seven times, most recently as an MP for the Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency.

Mr Lee also chairs GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council, an international panel that provides strategic direction for Singapore’s Research and Development efforts.

As Prime Minister, he launched SkillsFuture to support Singaporeans in embracing lifelong learning and skills, and the Smart Nation initiative to use technology to create a future of better living, more opportunities and stronger communities.

Before becoming Prime Minister, Mr Lee had held various Ministerial appointments, including being Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister for Trade and Industry and Second Minister for Defence. He was concurrently the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 1998 until 2004.

Before joining politics, Mr Lee had served in the Singapore Armed Forces, retiring as a Brigadier-General.

Mr Lee graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He was later a Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, receiving a Master in Public Administration.

Mr Lee was born on 10 February 1952. He married Dr Wong Ming Yang in 1978, and was widowed in 1982.  He remarried Ho Ching in 1985. He has one daughter and three sons.

Mr Lee enjoys reading, photography, walking, listening to classical music, and computer programming.

Biodata

Career

 

2004 -

Prime Minister
Chairman, Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC)
Chairman, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (2011)

2001 - 2007

Minister for Finance

1998 - 2004

Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore

1990 - 2004

Deputy Prime Minister

1987 - 1992

Minister for Trade and Industry

1987 - 1990

Second Minister for Defence

1984 - 1987

Minister of State for Ministry of Trade and Industry &
Ministry of Defence

2004 -

Secretary-General, People's Action Party

1992 - 2004

First Assistant Secretary-General, People's Action Party

1989 - 1992

Second Assistant Secretary-General, People's Action Party

1986 - 1989

Member, Central Executive Committee of the People's Action Party

1984 -

Member of Parliament
(First elected in 1984, and re-elected in 1988, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2011)

1982 - 1984

Chief of Staff of the General Staff

1983 - 1984

Director of the Joint Operations and Plans Directorate

1978 - 1979

Attended the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, USA

1971

Completed Officer Cadet Course at SAFTI and commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the SAF

 

 

Academic

 

1979 - 1980

Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; graduated with a Master's Degree in Public Administration

1974

University of Cambridge, UK; graduated as a Wrangler in the Mathematics Tripos (equivalent to First Class Honours) and with a Diploma in Computer Science (with Distinction)

1971

Awarded the SAF Scholarship

1970

Awarded the President's Scholarship

1970

National Junior College

1964 - 1969

Catholic High School

1958 - 1963

Nanyang Girls' High School (Co-Ed Primary Section)


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