Gan Thiam Poh

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Gan Thiam Poh
颜添宝
Gan Thiam Poh.jpg
Gan in 2021
Member of Parliament
for Ang Mo Kio GRC
(Fernvale)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byConstituency established
Member of Parliament
for Ang Mo Kio GRC
(Sengkang South)
In office
11 September 2015 – 23 June 2020
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority75,830 (43.82%)
Member of Parliament
for Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
(Punggol South)
In office
7 May 2011 – 11 September 2015
Preceded byTeo Ser Luck (PAP)
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority44,466 (28.30%)
Personal details
Born (1963-10-23) 23 October 1963 (age 59)[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Alma materNational University of Singapore (BS)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese颜添宝
Traditional Chinese顏添寶
Hanyu PinyinYán Tiānbǎo
Hokkien POJGân Thiam-pó

Gan Thiam Poh PBM (Chinese: 颜添宝; pinyin: Yán Tiānbǎo; born 23 October 1963)[1] is a Singaporean politician and businessman. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Fernvale division of Ang Mo Kio GRC since 2020, and previously the Sengkang South division of Ang Mo Kio GRC between 2015 and 2020, and the Punggol South division of Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC between 2011 and 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Gan attended Mee Toh Primary School, Hwi Yoh Secondary School and Outram Secondary School before graduating from the National University of Singapore in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, mathematics and computer programming & applications.

He also obtained a diploma in accounting, costing and business statistics from the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 1983. He received a certificate in English and Chinese translation and interpretation from Temasek Polytechnic in 2003.[1]

Career[edit]

Gan has worked at DBS Bank as its senior vice-president since 2002. Before that, he had worked at Maybank and United Overseas Bank.[1] He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2001.[2]

Political career[edit]

Gan spent 15 years volunteering in Potong Pasir SMC. He was the vice-chairman of both the Citizens' Consultative Committee and the Community Club Management Committee in Potong Pasir.[2] He was also the Branch Secretary of PAP Potong Pasir Branch.[2] Gan has been a Member of Parliament since winning the 2011 general election as a candidate of the governing People's Action Party (PAP).[2]

Ahead of his election in 2011, Gan shared that the opposition's presence in Parliament would be good for Singapore's development but that the opposition had to "propose a programme to serve the people and not just oppose the PAP for the sake of it".[3]

Personal life[edit]

Gan is married and has two daughters.[2] He is fluent in Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mr Gan Thiam Poh". Parliament of Singapore. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Language is not a problem". AsiaOne. 31 March 2011. Archived from the original on 21 September 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Youngest PAP candidate unveiled". sg.news.yahoo.com. 28 March 2011. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2020.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Member of Parliament for
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC (Punggol South)

2011 – 2015
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for
Ang Mo Kio GRC (Sengkang South)

2015 – 2020
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for
Ang Mo Kio GRC (Fernvale)

2020 – present
Incumbent