Mr Lawrence WONG
Mr Lawrence Wong was elected a Member of Parliament in May 2011 and was re-elected in September 2015 and July 2020. He has held positions in the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and the Ministry of National Development. After the 2020 General Election, he was appointed the Minister for Education and the Second Minister for Finance.
Mr Wong co-chairs the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19, and is a member of the GIC Board, the Future Economy Council, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council and the National Research Foundation Board. He also co-chairs the Singapore-Shanghai Comprehensive Cooperation Council.
He also chairs the PAP Community Foundation and contributes to the labour movement as Chairman of the Singapore Labour Foundation, and Advisors to the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) U Associate Leaders’ Circle, and the Union of Power and Gas Employees.
Beginning his career as a civil servant, Mr Wong had worked previously as the Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority and the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. At the community level, he was involved in youth work in the church and voluntary organisations.
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.
Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
Minister for Defence
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law
Minister for Health
Minister for Communications and Information
Minister for Sustainability and the Environment
Minister for Trade and Industry
Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Health
Minister for Transport
Minister for National Development
Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs
Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development
Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Education and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law
Minister, Prime Minister's office, Second Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry