Low Yen Ling

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Low Yen Ling
MP
刘燕玲
Parliamentary Secretary,
Ministry of Education
Assumed office
1 October 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Ng Chee Meng &
Ong Ye Kung
Parliamentary Secretary,
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Assumed office
1 October 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister S. Iswaran &
Lim Hng Kiang
Mayor of South West District
Assumed office
27 May 2014
Preceded by Amy Khor
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Chua Chu Kang GRC
(Bukit Gombak)
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development
In office
1 October 2013 – 30 September 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Chan Chun Sing
Tan Chuan-Jin
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
In office
1 May 2014 – 30 September 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Lawrence Wong
Personal details
Born (1974-08-17) 17 August 1974 (age 41)
Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Low.

Low Yen Ling (born 17 August 1974; simplified Chinese: 刘燕玲; traditional Chinese: 劉燕玲; pinyin: Liú Yàn Líng) is a politician from Singapore. She is the Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) as of October 2013.[1] A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bukit Gombak division of the Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency. She entered politics in 2011.

Career[edit]

Low handled commercial lending accounts at Keppel Tat-Lee Bank and subsequently United Overseas Bank from 1996 to 2000 and was a business development manager with a start-up AutoHub Pte Ltd that reportedly failed.[2] She then joined the Economic Development Board (EDB) in 2001 and was the Director in charge of developing the Professional Services sector. During her tenure, she pioneered the new Singapore Welcome Centre for Corporates to draw Asian enterprises as well as global mid-sized companies to Singapore and also spearheaded the Global Entrepolis@Singapore, a networking event for enterprises.

Political career[edit]

Low was reported to be joining the Chua Chu Kang GRC slate for the PAP in April 2011 when she resigned from the EDB and participated in a PAP Community Foundation event.[3] She was formally introduced as a candidate on 4 Apr 2011.[4][5]

The PAP team for Chua Chu Kang GRC led by Gan Kim Yong defeated a team from the National Solidarity Party (NSP) by 61.2% to 38.8% in May 2011.[6] Subsequently, Low took over the Bukit Gombak division from retiring MP Ang Mong Seng.

In Jun 2011, Low was appointed as the third CEO of Business China, a non-profit organisation set up in November 2007 to strengthen bilateral ties between Singapore and China and to develop a cultural and economic bridge linking the world and China.[7][8]

Personal details[edit]

Low graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Second Upper Honours) majoring in Financial Analysis. She is an alumna of Temasek Junior College, Dunman High School and Canossa Convent Primary School. She is married with two sons and engages in sports like running and playing table tennis. She is a Christian.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Secretary, Ms Low Yen Ling". Ministry of Social and Family Development. Retrieved 13 Nov 2013. 
  2. ^ "Low Yen Ling's failed start-up". RazorTV/AsiaOne. 5 Apr 2011. Retrieved 12 Feb 2012. 
  3. ^ "Two new PAP faces likely at Chua Chu Kang GRC". Straits Times. 2 Apr 2011. Retrieved 12 Feb 2012. 
  4. ^ "3 more new PAP candidates introduced". AsiaOne. 4 Apr 2011. Retrieved 12 Feb 2012. 
  5. ^ "Armed and ready for battle". my paper/AsiaOne. 5 Apr 2011. Retrieved 12 Feb 2012. 
  6. ^ "2011 Parliamentary Election Results". Singapore Elections Department. 
  7. ^ "Business China appoints new Chief Executive Officer". Business China. 1 Jun 2011. Retrieved 12 Feb 2012. 
  8. ^ "Business China appoints MP Low Yen Ling as new CEO". Channel NewsAsia. 1 Jun 2011. Retrieved 12 Feb 2012. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Amy Khor
Mayor of South West District
27 May 2014 – present
Incumbent