Mr Lawrence WONG
Mr Lawrence Wong is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance. He is also a Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. He co-chairs the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19, and is the Deputy Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He is also a member of the GIC Board, the Future Economy Council, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council and the National Research Foundation Board, and co-chairs the Singapore-Shanghai Comprehensive Cooperation Council.
Mr 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, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the Ministry of National Development, and the Ministry of Education.
He contributes to the labour movement as Chairman of the Singapore Labour Foundation as well as Advisor to 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.
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Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies
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 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