|Member of Parliament|
for Sembawang GRC
|Assumed office |
10 July 2020
|Preceded by||Amrin Amin (PAP)|
|Born||1977 (age 44–45)|
|Political party||People's Action Party|
|Spouse||Heng Teck Thai|
|Alma mater||Stanford University (BS, MS)|
Harvard University (MBA)
Mariam binte Jaafar (born 1977) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Woodlands division of Sembawang GRC since 2020.
Early life and education
She attended Raffles Girls' Primary School for three years before transferring to Bukit View Primary School. When she was 13 years old, Mariam received the MENDAKI Scholarship from then-Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.
Mariam attended Raffles Girls' School and Raffles Junior College before graduating from Stanford University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering.
Following her graduation from Harvard Business School, she worked at Boston Consulting Group. She is currently a Managing Director and Partner at the BCG office in Singapore and is a core member of the firm's Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Financial Institutions practices.
In 2016, Mariam was chosen to be a member of the Committee on the Future Economy, chaired by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. Mariam serves on the Board of Directors at the Government Technology Agency and at the Sentosa Development Corporation. She is also on the Board of Governors at her alma mater, Raffles Girls' School.
In the 2020 election, Mariam was nominated as a candidate of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) for Sembawang GRC. On 10 July, she was elected to the Parliament, defeating the opposition candidates from the National Solidarity Party (NSP).
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