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 subsequently 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.

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 her seat in the Yuhua Single-Member Constituency in the 2011 and 2015 General Elections.

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 given a 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. 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. In 2014, she was put in charge of the Municipal Services Office. 

On 1 Oct 2015, Ms Fu was appointed Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Leader of the House. In addition, she chairs the National Integration Council, National Youth Council, and sits on the board of the People’s Association. She was also involved in a number of committees, including as co-chair of the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council, the Ministerial Committee on Ageing and the Economic Strategies Committee. She has been a member of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Joint Steering Council since 2011.

Ms Fu is a strong advocate for women in Singapore. She chairs the Women's Wing of the People's Action Party, and the Young Women's Leadership Connection Council of Advisors.

Ms Fu enjoys an active lifestyle, which includes running, yoga and hiking. She is married with three sons.