Cheryl Chan

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Cheryl Chan
陈慧玲
Cheryl Chan.jpg
Chan in 2021
Member of Parliament
for East Coast GRC
(Fengshan)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority7,769 (6.78%)
Member of Parliament
for Fengshan SMC
In office
11 September 2015 – 23 June 2020
Preceded byArthur Beng (PAP)
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born1976 (age 45–46)[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
RelationsChan Choy Siong (aunt)[2]
Ong Pang Boon (uncle-in-law)
Alma materNanyang Technological University (BAS)
Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MBA)
Occupation
  • Politician
  • businesswoman

Cheryl Chan Wei Ling PBM (Chinese: 陈慧玲; pinyin: Chén Huìlíng; born 1976)[1] is a Singaporean politician and businesswoman. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Fengshan division of East Coast GRC since 2020 and previously Fengshan SMC between 2015 and 2020.[3]

Education[edit]

Chan attended Singapore Chinese Girls' School and Catholic Junior College[4] before graduating from the Nanyang Technological University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Applied Science with honours degree in materials engineering.[5]

She subsequently went on to complete a Master of Business Administration degree at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in 2004.[5]

Chan was awarded the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2016.[6]

Career[edit]

Chan is currently Head of APAC Clean Hydrogen, Linde plc (Gas & Engineering).[5] She is responsible for identifying market and technology trends in Clean Hydrogen and developing strategies for business growth for APAC.

Prior to joining Linde in 2007, Chan worked at Kulicke & Soffa, a design and manufacturing company for semiconductor, LED and electronic assembly equipment.[4] She spent several years in technical roles and as a process engineering manager before becoming a product marketing manager.

Political career[edit]

On 27 August 2015, the People's Action Party (PAP) announced that Chan would contest in the revived Fengshan SMC in the 2015 general election.[7] Chan was elected into Parliament when she defeated Dennis Tan of the Workers' Party and clinched 57.5% of the electorate valid votes.[8]

Leading up to the 2020 general election, the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee updated Singapore's electoral boundaries, in which Fengshan SMC would be absorbed into East Coast GRC.[9] Chan would contest in the 2020 general election under the PAP's ticket in East Coast GRC against the Workers' Party, alongside Heng Swee Keat, Maliki Osman, Jessica Tan, and Tan Kiat How.[10] On 11 July 2020, Chan and the PAP team were declared elected Members of Parliament for East Coast GRC after garnering 53.41% of the valid votes.[11] She was then appointed Chairperson of National Development Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) in the 14th Parliament.

Awards[edit]

  • 2013: As chairperson of Fengshan Community Club Management Committee (CCMC), Chan was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal).[12]
  • 2016: Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (7 September 2015). "From volunteer to contender". The Straits Times. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Member's Profile — Miss Cheryl Chan Wei Ling". Parliament of Singapore. Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Cheryl Chan CV Statement" (PDF). People's Action Party. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Parliament CV_Miss Cheryl Chan" (PDF). Parliament of Singapore. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Nanyang Alumni Awards 2016 Recipients 南洋校友奖2016获奖者". www.ntu.edu.sg. Nanyang Technological University. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  7. ^ "GE2015: PAP introduces new face Cheryl Chan to contest Fengshan SMC". The Straits Times. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Results". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  9. ^ hermesauto (13 March 2020). "Singapore GE: New electoral boundaries announced; 14 SMCs, 17 GRCs in next election". The Straits Times. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  10. ^ hermesauto (30 June 2020). "Singapore GE2020: Heng Swee Keat to helm East Coast GRC in election". The Straits Times. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  11. ^ "GE2020: PAP's team led by Heng Swee Keat beats WP to win East Coast GRC". TODAYonline. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  12. ^ "National Day Awards". Prime Minister's Office. Singapore. Archived from the original on 10 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  13. ^ "2016 Nanyang Alumni Awards Citation Booklet". NTU. p. 36. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded byas MP for East Coast GRC (Fengshan) Member of Parliament
for Fengshan SMC

2015 – 2020
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Herself
as MP for Fengshan SMC
Member of Parliament for
East Coast GRC (Fengshan)

2020 – present
Incumbent