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 1 December 2007 when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong relinquished the Finance post.[2] The current Finance Minister is Heng Swee Keat. The Second Minister for Finance, Lawrence Wong, was appointed on 22 August 2016 during a change to the Cabinet to help Heng Swee Keat with operational responsibilities at the ministry.

Minister Start of Term End of Term Remarks
Goh Keng Swee 1959 1965
Lim Kim San 1965 1967
Goh Keng Swee 1967 8 August 1970
Hon Sui Sen 11 August 1970 14 October 1983
Tony Tan Keng Yam 15 October 1983 1 January 1985 served as Singapore's 7th President for 6 years, 2011 to 2017.
Richard Hu Tsu Tau 2 January 1985 9 November 2001
Lee Hsien Loong 10 November 2001 30 November 2007 3rd and current PM of Singapore since 2004
Tharman Shanmugaratnam 1 December 2007 30 September 2015 currently one of Singapore's 2 deputy prime ministers.
Heng Swee Keat 1 October 2015 Incumbent
Tharman Shanmugaratnam (interim) 12 May 2016 22 August 2016 stood in during Mr Heng's absence, as acting Finance Minister when the latter suffered a stroke.


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