Joan Pereira

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Joan Pereira
Member of Parliament
for Tanjong Pagar GRC
Assumed office
11 September 2015
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority32,470 (26.26%)
Personal details
Political partyPeople's Action Party
SpouseEric Lum
Alma materNational University of Singapore (BA)
  • Politician
  • businesswoman

Joan Cheng Sim Pereira (born 1967)[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 Henderson–Dawson division of Tanjong Pagar GRC since 2015.


Pereira was educated at the Convent of the Holy infant Jesus and Catholic Junior College before graduating from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts degree.[2]


Pereira is the assistant general manager at Temasek Cares, the philanthropic arm of state sovereign fund Temasek Holdings. She was previously the director of Family Life and Active Ageing at the People's Association.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 2015, the People's Action Party (PAP) announced that Pereira would contest in the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency during the 2015 general election. She now serves as member of parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC. She was then appointed Deputy Chairperson of Social and Family Development Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) in the 14th Parliament of Singapore.[4]


  1. ^ a b "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ "GE2015: Meet PAP's new faces for Tanjong Pagar GRC". Yahoo Newsroom. 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Ex-public servant Joan Pereira introduced as potential candidate for Tanjong Pagar". The Straits Times. 26 July 2015.
  4. ^ Lee, Pearl (15 January 2016). "MPs all set for opening of 13th Parliament". The Straits Times. Retrieved 3 April 2016.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
New constituency Member of Parliament
for Tanjong Pagar GRC

2015 – present