Mrs Josephine TEO
Mrs Josephine Teo was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office on 1 May 2017 where she oversees the National Population and Talent Division. She is concurrently Second Minister in the Manpower and Home Affairs ministries. She previously served in the Finance, Transport, and Foreign Affairs ministries.
A Member of Parliament since 2006, Mrs Teo was formerly Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education and Assistant Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). She represented the labour movement on the government-appointed Economic Strategies Committee and co-chaired the sub-committee on Fostering Inclusive Growth. Mrs Teo was concurrently Chief Executive Officer of the not-for-profit organisation Business China, a platform launched by then Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and then China Premier Wen Jiabao to strengthen Singapore’s bicultural foundations, and remains a member of its Board.
She is married and has three children.