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Dr NG Eng Hen Minister for Defence
Dr NG Eng Hen
 
 
     
Born: Singapore, Dec 10 1958
 
Education: 1964 - 1974 Anglo-Chinese School
  1975 - 1976 National Junior College
  1977 - 1987 National University of Singapore
  • (1982) M.B.B.S. with distinctions in Social Medicine and Public Health
  • (1987) Master in Medicine (Surgery)
Professional 1986 Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Training, Memberships 1989 New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical Centre Research Fellow, Laboratory of Surgical Metabolism
and Awards: 1990

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre
Clinical Fellow, Surgical Oncology
    - First Prize Winner - Clinical Research
    - Smithkline Beecham Surgical Scholar Award

  1990 Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  1992 American Society of Surgical Oncology
  1998 Founder Member, Breast Cancer Foundation, Singapore
  1999 American Society of Clinical Oncology
 
Career and 1992 - 1997 Consultant Surgeon, Singapore General Hospital
Political 1997 - 2001 Private Practice, Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Appointments: Nov 2001 Member of Parliament, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  2002 Minister of State, Education and Manpower
  2003 Acting Minister for Manpower & Minister of State for Education
  2004 Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Education
  July 2005 Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Defence
  May 2006 Re-elected Member of Parliament, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  May 2006 Re-appointed Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Defence
  Apr 2007 Deputy Leader of the House
  Apr 2008 Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence
  May 2011 Re-elected Member of Parliament, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  May 2011 Minister for Defence
  May 2011 Leader of the House
 
Key Political Activities: 2002 - present
  • Member, Remaking Singapore Committee
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Enhancing Human Capital, Economic Review Committee
  • Chairman, University Restructuring Committee MOE
  • Chairman, Jobs Task Force, MOM
  • Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Low Wage Workers
  • Secretary, Refreshing PAP Committee
  • SARS Ministerial Committee and Combat Unit
  • Member (Security Policy Review Committee (SPRC), National Research Foundation (NRF), Research Innovation & Enterprise Council (RIEC), Steering Committee on Life Sciences (SCLS), Steering Commitee on Interactive and Digital Media (SCIDM), National Population Committee (NPC), Ministerial Committee on Community Engagement (MCCE), SYOGOC Advisory Panel (2010))
  • Asia NZ Foundation, Honorary Advisor
  Present
  • Organizing Secretary
  • Co-opted Member, Central Executive Committee, PAP (2005)
Family: 1982 Married Ivy Lim Swee Lian (MBBS,M Med (Paed), FRCP (Edin) ) - pediatrician and geneticist.  CEO KK Women's and Children's Hospital; Dy CEO SingHealth (2008).
Four children. 2 girls and 2 boys.
   
Recreation: Jogging, golf, reading.
 
 
 
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Prime Minister
Mr LEE Hsien Loong
Deputy Prime Minister and
Coordinating Minister for National Security and
Minister for Home Affairs
Mr TEO Chee Hean
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for Finance
Mr Tharman SHANMUGARATNAM
Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr LIM Hng Kiang
Minister, Prime Minister's Office
Mr LIM Swee Say
Minister for Communications and Information
Dr YAACOB Ibrahim
Minister for National Development
Mr KHAW Boon Wan
Minister for Defence
Dr NG Eng Hen
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
Dr Vivian BALAKRISHNAN
Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Minister for Law
Mr K Shanmugam
Minister for Health
Mr GAN Kim Yong
Minister for Transport
Mr LUI Tuck Yew
Minister, Prime Minister's Office and
Second Minister for Home Affairs and
Second Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr S Iswaran
Minister for Education
Mr HENG Swee Keat
Minister, Prime Minister's Office and
Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and
Second Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ms Grace FU Hai Yien
Minister for Social and Family Development and
Second Minister for Defence
Mr CHAN Chun Sing
Acting Minister for Manpower
Mr TAN Chuan-Jin
Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information
Mr Lawrence WONG
Last updated on 21.09.2011
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