Mr TEO Chee Hean
Mr Teo Chee Hean was appointed Senior Minister on 1 May 2019. He also serves, since 21 May 2011, as Coordinating Minister for National Security. He also oversees the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, the National Security Coordination Secretariat, the National Population and Talent Division and the National Climate Change Secretariat under the Prime Minister's Office.
In the first phase of his career, he served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) where he held various command and staff appointments in the Republic of Singapore Navy and the Joint Staff. In 1991, he was appointed Chief of Navy, and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.
In December 1992, he left the SAF to seek elected public office and was elected as a Member of Parliament in a by-election in the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC). He was re-elected to Parliament six times in the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister from 1 April 2009 to 30 April 2019. He has served as the Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Defence, Minister for Education, and Minister for the Environment. He has also served as Minister of State in the Ministries of Finance, Communications and Defence.
He was awarded the President’s Scholarship and the Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship in 1973. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering and Management Science from the University of Manchester in 1976. He subsequently attained a Master of Science degree (with distinction) in Computing Science in 1977 at the Imperial College in London, and a Master in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University in 1986, where he was named a Littauer Fellow.
Teo Chee Hean was born on 27 December 1954.
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies
Minister for Defence
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law
Minister for Trade and Industry
Minister for Transport
Minister for Sustainability and the Environment
Minister for Education
Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Health
Minister for Health
Minister for National Development
Minister for Communications and Information 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 for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry