Alvin Tan (politician)

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Alvin Tan
陈圣辉
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Minister of State for Trade and Industry
Assumed office
1 September 2020
Serving with Low Yen Ling
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterChan Chun Sing
(2020–2021)
Gan Kim Yong
(2021–present)
Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth
Assumed office
1 September 2020
Serving with Low Yen Ling
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterEdwin Tong
Member of Parliament
for Tanjong Pagar GRC
(Moulmein–Cairnhill)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byMelvin Yong (PAP)
Majority32,470 (26.26%)
Personal details
Born1980 (age 41–42)[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Sydney (BEc)
Harvard University (MPP)
OccupationPolitician
Military service
Branch/serviceSingapore Army
Years of service2001–2008
RankCaptain

Alvin Tan Sheng Hui (Chinese: 陈圣辉; pinyin: Chén Shènghuì; born 1980)[1] is a Singaporean politician who has been serving as Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth concurrently since 2020. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Moulmein–Cairnhill division of Tanjong Pagar GRC since 2020.

Prior to entering politics, Tan had worked at various organisations, including the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Oxfam, United Nations, Goldman Sachs, Facebook and LinkedIn.

He made his political debut in the 2020 general election as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Tanjong Pagar GRC and won 63.13% of the vote.

Education[edit]

Tan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics with first class honours degree under a scholarship conferred by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).[2]

He subsequently went on to complete a Master of Public Policy degree at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.[2]

He also received the 2008 Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship and the International and Global Affairs Fellowship from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.[3]

Career[edit]

Tan had worked in the private, public and non-profit sectors at various organisations, including the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Oxfam and the United Nations (UN). He worked in the investment banking sector at Goldman Sachs in Singapore and Hong Kong between 2010 and 2015. He was also Head of Public Policy, Trust and Safety at Facebook and Head of Public Policy and Economics for the Asia-Pacific region at LinkedIn.[2][3][4]

Political career[edit]

Tan made his political debut in the 2020 general election as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Tanjong Pagar GRC and won 63.13% of the vote against the opposition Progress Singapore Party.[5]

Prior to that, he had been a community volunteer at Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng since 2005 and at Moulmein–Cairnhill since 2019, and had worked with Lily Neo,[4] the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng between 1997 and 2020.

After the 2020 general election, Tan was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Moulmein–Cairnhill ward of Tanjong Pagar GRC.

On 1 September 2020, Tan was appointed as Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth and Minister of State for Trade and Industry.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Tan is married with two children.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ a b c d "GE 2020: LinkedIn head & Republic Poly lecturer among new PAP candidates". 25 June 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Mr Alvin Tan" (PDF). www.parliament.gov.sg.
  4. ^ a b "Singapore GE2020: Two new faces in PAP's Tanjong Pagar GRC team led by Chan Chun Sing". 29 June 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ "GE2020 official results: PAP wins Tanjong Pagar GRC with 63.13% of votes, PSP has 36.87%". 11 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Member of Parliament for
Tanjong Pagar GRC (Moulmein–Cairnhill)

2020 – present
Incumbent