Ms Grace FU Hai Yien

 

Ms Grace FU Hai Yien, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth

Ms Grace Fu graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and later obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in 1985 with the Overseas Union Bank and later with the Haw Par Group in the areas of corporate planning, financial controls and business development.

Ms Fu joined the PSA Corporation in 1995 and took on different responsibilities in finance and marketing. She held the position of Chief Executive Officer, PSA South East Asia and Japan, where she was responsible for the business performance of PSA’s flagship terminals in Singapore, Thailand, Brunei and Japan, before she joined politics.

Ms Fu was elected as a Member of Parliament in June 2006 for the Group Representation Constituency of Jurong, Yuhua Division. She contested and won in the Yuhua Single Member Division in the 2011 General Election and again in 2015. In 2006, Ms Fu was appointed to the Ministry for National Development as Minister of State. Two years later, she was promoted to Senior Minister of State and is given concurrent appointment in the Ministry of Education. In 2011, she was appointed as Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. She was also made Chairperson of Women’s Wing of the People’s Action Party. In August 2012, Ms Fu was appointed as Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources. She was put in charge of Marriage and Parenthood policies in the National Population Talent Division in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Municipal Services Office that was launched in 2014.

On 1 Oct 2015, Ms Fu was appointed Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.

In addition, Ms Fu chairs the National Integration Council and National Youth Council. She sits on the board of the People’s Association and is a member of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Joint Steering Council since 2011. She co-chairs the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council and is also involved in a number of committees including the Ministerial Committee on Ageing and the Economic Strategies Committee.

Ms Fu is married with three sons and enjoys an active lifestyle which includes activities like running and hiking.