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Mr S Iswaran Minister, Prime Minister's Office and
Second Minister for Home Affairs and
Second Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr S Iswaran
 
 

Mr S Iswaran read Economics at the University of Adelaide and graduated with First Class Honours.  Mr Iswaran also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Mr Iswaran joined the Singapore Administrative Service in 1987, and held appointments in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Education.  In 1991, he was seconded to the National Trades Union Congress.  Subsequently, he was seconded to the Singapore Indian Development Association as its Chief Executive Officer.

In 1995, Mr Iswaran assumed the post of Director for International Trade at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  He then moved on to the private sector, joining Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd as its Director for Strategic Development.  In 1998, Mr Iswaran was appointed Senior Vice President/Managing Director at Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd where he undertook investments in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, hi-tech manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors and several takeover, buy-out and merger transactions.

Mr Iswaran has been elected as a Member of Parliament in four General Elections since 2 January 1997.  From September 2004 till June 2006, he was also the Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Mr Iswaran was first appointed Minister of State for Trade and Industry on 1 July 2006, and was subsequently appointed Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry on 1 April 2008.  A year later, Mr Iswaran was also appointed Senior Minister of State for Education, in addition to his appointment at the Trade and Industry Ministry.  On 21 May 2011, Mr Iswaran was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry.

Mr Iswaran was a member of the India-Singapore Closer Economic Cooperation Agreement Joint Study Group, the Government Parliamentary Committees for National Development & Environment as well as for Community Development & Sports, the Remaking Singapore Committee, the Supervisory Panel of the Feedback Unit and the Network India Steering Committee.

Mr Iswaran is married to homemaker Kay Mary Taylor.  They have a daughter and 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
Minister for Manpower
Mr TAN Chuan-Jin
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and
Second Minister for Communications and Information
Mr Lawrence WONG
Last updated on 21.09.2011
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