Henry Kwek

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Henry Kwek
郭献川
Henry Kwek 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Kebun Baru SMC
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority5,472 (25.94%)
Member of Parliament
for Nee Soon GRC
(Kebun Baru)
In office
11 September 2015 – 23 June 2020
Preceded byInderjit Singh
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Henry Kwek Hian Chuan

(1976-04-20) 20 April 1976 (age 46)
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
EducationThe Chinese High School
Victoria Junior College
Alma materStanford University
Occupation
  • Politician
  • businessman

Henry Kwek Hian Chuan (Chinese: 郭献川; pinyin: Guō Xiànchuān; born 20 April 1976)[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 Kebun Baru SMC since 2020 and previously the Kebun Baru division of Nee Soon GRC between 2015 and 2020.[2]

Education[edit]

Kwek attended The Chinese High School and Victoria Junior College before graduating from Stanford University, where he majored in economics and management science.[3]

Career[edit]

Kwek is also an executive director of a Singapore-based investment, trading and management consulting company.[4]

Political career[edit]

Kwek has spoken in Parliament about issues facing the elderly and their caregivers, and opportunities for Singapore-based companies and start-ups.[5][6][7]

In his constituency, Kwek launched The Hope Collective, which brings together volunteers, welfare organisations and government agencies to collaborate and draw up programmes for the needy.[8]

On 18 June 2022, Kwek attended the 14th edition of Pink Dot SG, an event held at the Speakers' Corner of Hong Lim Park since 2009 in support of the LGBT community in the country. Kwek's attendance was the first time an MP from the governing People's Action Party (PAP), has physically shown their support for the event.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kwek Hian Chuan Henry". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  2. ^ Choudhury, Amit Roy (12 September 2015). "GE2015: PAP retains Nee Soon GRC". The Business Times. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Henry Kwek bio" (PDF). Parliament of Singapore. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ "New faces Louis Ng, Henry Kwek join PAP team for Nee Soon GRC". TODAY. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. ^ Toh, Yong Chuan (2018-02-07). "Govt 'prepared to study' eldercare leave". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  6. ^ Lim, Adrian (14 February 2019). "Suggestions from MPs to help seniors, caregivers". Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  7. ^ Saad, Imelda. "MPs debate help for SMEs and low-wage workers". TODAY. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  8. ^ Baharudin, Hariz (2018-08-26). "Hope Collective initiative launched to bring together aid agencies in Kebun Baru". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  9. ^ Daud, Sulaiman (18 June 2022). "PAP's Henry Kwek attends Pink Dot 2022, first ever MP to do so". mothership.sg. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  10. ^ Min, Chew Hui (18 June 2018). "Pink Dot returns to Hong Lim Park for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic started; MPs among attendees". CNA. Retrieved 18 June 2022.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded byas MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC (Kebun Baru) Member of Parliament for
Nee Soon GRC (Kebun Baru)

2015 – 2020
Constituency redrawn
New constituency Member of Parliament
for Kebun Baru SMC

2020 – present
Incumbent