Mr Lawrence WONG

Mr Lawrence WONG

Mr Lawrence WONG, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance

Mr Lawrence Wong is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance.

He also is the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Chairman of Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, Deputy Chairman of the GIC Board, Chairman of GIC’s Investment Strategies Committee and a member of the Future Economy Council, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council and the National Research Foundation Board.

In addition, he contributes to the labour movement as Advisor to the Union of Power and Gas Employees, and the Building Construction and Timber Industries Employees’ Union.

Mr Wong is a Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. He was first elected as a Member of Parliament in May 2011. He has held positions in the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the Ministry of National Development, and the Ministry of Education. He also co-chaired the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19 from 2020 - 2023, which oversaw the Singapore Government’s response to the pandemic.

Prior to entering politics, Mr Wong was a civil servant. He was previously the Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority and the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Mr Wong was educated at Tanjong Katong Secondary School and Victoria Junior College. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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