Chay Wai Chuen

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Chay Wai Chuen
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Brickworks GRC - Queenstown ward
In office
3 September 1988 – 2 January 1997
Preceded by Ong Kian Min (Queenstown SMC)
Succeeded by himself (Tanjong Pagar GRC - Queenstown ward)
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Tanjong Pagar GRC - Queenstown ward
In office
2 January 1997 – 27 April 2006
Preceded by himself (Brickworks GRC - Queenstown ward)
Succeeded by Baey Yam Keng
Personal details
Born (1950-03-05) 5 March 1950 (age 64)
Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
Spouse(s) Agnes Tseng
Alma mater University of Singapore
University of Sussex
Occupation diplomat
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chay.

Chay Wai Chuen (Chinese: 谢惠泉, born 5 March 1950) is a Singaporean former Member of Parliament (MP).[1] He is a former member of the People's Action Party (PAP), representing the Brickworks and Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency, and is now the High Commissioner of Singapore to Sri Lanka.

Early life[edit]

Chay attended Saint Joseph's Institution and went on to study at the University of Singapore B.A. (Econs); B.Soc Sc (Hons); M.A.. He was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Sussex (M.A. Econs). He is a graduate of the SAF Command and Staff College. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Chay was born on 5 March 1950 in Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics and Statistics from the University of Singapore in 1973 and was a Research Scholar in Economics at the University of Singapore (1973-4). He also received a Master of Arts in Development Economics at the University of Sussex, UK in 1975 where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and a Master in Social Science from the University of Singapore in 1978. He graduated from the Singapore Command and Staff College in 1988 and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Chay was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Supply Chain of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd, a food retailing chain, where he worked from 1996 to 2007. He was also Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Grocery Logistics of Singapore Pte Ltd.

Chay served as a Member of Parliament from September 1988 to April 2006 and was a member of the Public Accounts Committee from 1993 to 2006. During this period, he was Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (Communications and IT) from 1997 to 2001 and Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (Transport) from 2002 to 2004. He was also the Chairman of the Brickworks Town Council from 1991 to 1997 and Tanjong Pagar Town Council from 2001 to 2004. He announced his retirement in 11 April 2006.

Chay served as a council member at the National University of Singapore from 2000 to 2004.

Chay is married to Agnes Tseng and they have two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Member's Profile Chay Wai Chuen Parliament of Singapore 9 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011.