Minister for Finance (Singapore)

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The Minister for Finance is an appointment in the Cabinet of Singapore and heads the Ministry of Finance.[1] Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who was Second Minister for Finance, took over the ministership on 2007-12-01 when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong relinquished the Finance post.[2] The current Finance Minister is Heng Swee Keat. On 12 May 2016, Heng Swee Keat collapsed at 5.34pm during a Cabinet meeting, therefore Tharman was immediately appointed as the Finance Minister after Heng Swee Keat has collapsed.

Minister Start of Term End of Term
Lim Kim Sun 1967 1969
Goh Keng Swee 1969 8 August 1970
Hon Sui Sen 11 August 1970 14 October 1983
Tony Tan Keng Yam 15 October 1983 1 January 1985
Richard Hu Tsu Tau 2 January 1985 9 November 2001
Lee Hsien Loong 10 November 2001 30 November 2007
Tharman Shanmugaratnam 1 December 2007 30 September 2015
Heng Swee Keat 1 October 2015 Incumbent
Tharman Shanmugaratnam (interim) 12 May 2016 Incumbent


  1. ^ Official Website
  2. ^ Popatlal, Asha (2007-11-29). "PM Lee to relinquish Finance Minister post, Tharman takes over". Retrieved 2007-11-29.