Leong Mun Wai

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Leong Mun Wai
梁文辉
Leong Mun Wai August 2020 (cropped).jpg
Leong in 2020
Non-Constituency Member of the
14th Parliament of Singapore
Assumed office
16 July 2020
Serving with Hazel Poa
Preceded byDennis Tan
Daniel Goh
Leon Perera
Assistant Secretary-General of the Progress Singapore Party
In office
17 January 2020 – 17 July 2020
Preceded byAnthony Lee
Succeeded byFrancis Yuen
Personal details
Born1959 (age 62–63)
Colony of Singapore
Political partyProgress Singapore Party (2019–present)
EducationRaffles Institution
Alma materHitotsubashi University (BEc)
London Business School (MS)
Occupation
  • Politician
  • business executive
WebsiteOfficial website

Leong Mun Wai (Chinese: 梁文辉; pinyin: Liáng Wénhuī; born 1959) is a Singaporean politician and business executive. A member of the opposition Progress Singapore Party (PSP),[1] he has been a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament of the 14th Parliament of Singapore since 2020.

Education[edit]

Leong was educated at Raffles Institution in the 1970s.[2] He was awarded an Overseas Merit Scholarship by the Singapore Government in 1979 to study economics at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. Leong furthered his education and obtained a Master of Science degree in management from London Business School in 1992.[3]

Career[edit]

Leong began his career in 1986 with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and subsequently worked with global investment banks in Tokyo, London and Hong Kong, assisting more than 100 companies in their IPOs and fund raising. He returned to Singapore in 1997 to assume an appointment as Managing Director of OCBC Securities, a wholly owned subsidiary of OCBC Bank, and one of the leading securities and futures brokerage firms in Singapore. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of his own private equity firm, Timbre Capital.[4]

Political career[edit]

Leong was appointed as assistant secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party on 17 January 2020.

In the 2020 Singaporean general election, Leong contested in the West Coast Group Representation Constituency as part of a five-member PSP team. The team narrowly lost to the People's Action Party with 48.31% of the vote.[5]

However, as the Parliament of Singapore requires a total of 12 opposition members, and with Workers' Party having won 10 seats, as the best performing defeated team, 2 Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) seats could be offered to Leong's team.[6] PSP announced that they had chosen Leong and Hazel Poa for the NCMP seats after deliberations.[7][8] The Returning Officer of the general election, Tan Meng Dui, declared them to be NCMPs with effect from 16 July 2020.[9][10] Four days later, he stepped down as assistant secretary-general of PSP to focus on his NCMP duties, with the position handed over to Francis Yuen.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leong Mun Wai". Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Vivian Balakrishnan apologises to PSP's Leong Mun Wai after 'illiterate' comment circulates online". The Straits Times. Retrieved 17 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "People". Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Mun Wai Leong, Chief Executive Officer at Timbre Capital Pte Ltd. - Relationship Science". relationshipscience.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  5. ^ "GE2020: PAP wins West Coast GRC with 51.69%". mothership.sg. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  6. ^ hermesauto (11 July 2020). "GE2020: Two PSP candidates from West Coast GRC team to be offered NCMP seats". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 10 July 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  7. ^ "PSP to announce candidates for remaining two NCMP seats - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  8. ^ Koh, Fabian (14 July 2020). "GE2020: PSP chooses assistant secretary-general Leong Mun Wai and vice-chairman Hazel Poa as NCMPs". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 14 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Election of Non-Constituency Members of Parliament in General Election 2020" (PDF). www.eld.gov.sg. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 July 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Singapore Gazette No.1449/2020" (PDF). 17 July 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 July 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  11. ^ Koh, Fabian (20 July 2020). "PSP's Leong Mun Wai and Hazel Poa step down from party positions to focus on NCMP duties". The Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings. Archived from the original on 1 August 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Non-Constituency Member of Parliament
2020 - present
Served alongside: Hazel Poa
Incumbent