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Mr LIM Hng Kiang Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr LIM Hng Kiang
 
 

Born on 9 April 1954, Mr Lim Hng Kiang received his secondary and pre-university education at Raffles Institution. In 1973, he was awarded the President's Scholarship, as well as the Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship to read Engineering at Cambridge University. He graduated with First Class Honours (Distinction) in 1976.

Mr Lim spent the next nine years in the Singapore Armed Forces, where he held both Command and Staff appointments.

In 1985, Mr Lim was awarded a scholarship for Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School in Harvard University.

On his return in 1986, Mr Lim served in the Ministry of Defence and then in the Ministry of National Development as Deputy Secretary. In January 1991, Mr Lim was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board.

Political Career

Elections:
1991 General Elections: Elected MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC
1997 General Elections: Elected MP for West Coast GRC
2001 General Elections: Elected MP for West Coast GRC
2006 General Elections: Elected MP for West Coast GRC
2011 General Elections: Elected MP for West Coast GRC

Appointments:
1991:  Minister of State (National Development)
1994:  Acting Minister (National Development) and Senior Minister of State (Foreign  Affairs)
1995:  Minister (National Development) and Second Minister (Foreign Affairs)
1998:  Minister (National Development) and Second Minister (Finance)
1999:  Minister (Health) and Second Minister (Finance)
2003:  Minister (Prime Minister’s Office) and Second Minister (Finance)
2004:  Minister (Trade and Industry)
Mr Lim is Deputy Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and a Board Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC).
Mr Lim is married to Lee Ai Boon. They have two sons.

 
 
 
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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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