Don Wee

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Don Wee
黄文鸿
Portrait of Don Wee.jpg
Wee in 2020
Member of Parliament
for Chua Chu Kang GRC
(Brickland)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority17,520 (17.28%)
Personal details
Born1976 (age 46–47)[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Alma materNanyang Technological University (MBA)
National University of Singapore (MPA)
Harvard University
Occupation
  • Politician
  • accountant

Don Wee Boon Hong (Chinese: 黄文鸿; pinyin: Huáng Wénhóng; born 1976)[1] is a Singaporean politician and accountant. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Brickland division of Chua Chu Kang GRC since 2020.

Education[edit]

Wee attended Nan Hua High School and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.[2] After completing his National Service, Wee completed a Bachelor of Accountancy degree as a part-time student.

He subsequently went on to complete a Master of Business Administration degree at the Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Public Administration degree at the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.[2]

Wee had also taken an executive education programme at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

He is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore), Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia) and ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant. He also completed the Chartered Valuer and Appraiser Programme in 2018.

Career[edit]

Wee joined a local bank as a non-executive staff after completing his full-time National Service as an officer in the Singapore Army's Armoured Regiment.[2] In 2020, Wee was reportedly a senior vice president at United Overseas Bank.[2] Wee is also a member of the Institute of Mental Health's visitors' board.[2] Wee is also serving in Nan Hua High School's school advisory committee and doing pro bono work with the Office of the Public Guardian. Wee was elected into the Council of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants in May 2019. Wee had worked at HSBC, OCBC Bank, Citibank and United Overseas Bank between 1998 and 2018.

Politics[edit]

Wee was fielded in the 2020 general election to contest in Chua Chu Kang GRC on the People's Action Party's (PAP) ticket against the Progress Singapore Party.[3] Wee's running mates were Gan Kim Yong, Low Yen Ling and Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim.[3] On 11 July 2020, Wee was declared an elected Member of Parliament representing Chua Chu Kang GRC in the 14th Parliament after the PAP team in Chua Chu Kang GRC garnered 58.64% of the valid votes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MP | Parliament Of Singapore | Don Wee". www.parliament.gov.sg.
  2. ^ a b c d e hermesauto (2020-06-24). "Singapore GE2020: PAP new faces come from humble beginnings, took unconventional routes to success". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  3. ^ a b "GE2020: Chua Chu Kang GRC's PAP team to face challenge from PSP". CNA. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  4. ^ hermesauto (2020-07-11). "GE2020 official results: PAP team wins with 58.6% of votes in Chua Chu Kang GRC". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-07-11.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
New constituency Member of Parliament for
Chua Chu Kang GRC (Brickland)

2020 – present
Incumbent