Rachel Ong

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Rachel Ong
王心妍
Rachel Ong.jpg
Ong in 2021
Member of Parliament
for West Coast GRC
(Telok Blangah)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byLim Hng Kiang (PAP)
Majority4,662 (3.36%)
Personal details
Born1972[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Alma materINSEAD
Tsinghua University
Occupation
  • Politician
  • businesswoman

Rachel Ong Sin Yen (Chinese: 王心妍; pinyin: Wáng Xīnyán; born 1972)[1] is a Singaporean politician and businesswoman. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Telok Blangah division of West Coast GRC since 2020.[1]

Education[edit]

Ong holds a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD and Tsinghua University.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Ong is the chief executive of ROHEI, a learning and consulting partner operating in Singapore and Shanghai.[2][4] She is also the founder and chairperson of Trybe, a registered charity aimed at helping youths.[2][4][3]

Political career[edit]

Ong made her political debut in the 2020 general election when she joined a five-member People's Action Party (PAP) team contesting in West Coast GRC.[5] On 10 July 2020, the PAP team in West Coast GRC won with 51.68% of the vote against the Progress Singapore Party,[6] so Ong became a Member of Parliament representing the Telok Blangah ward of West Coast GRC.[1]

Ong serves in the Government Parliamentary Committees for Defence, Foreign Affairs and Manpower.[7] She is also a member of the Estimates Committee in Parliament,[8] an adviser to the Telok Blangah grassroots organisations, and vice chairperson of the West Coast Town Council.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ a b c "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". 25 June 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b https://www.parliament.gov.sg/docs/default-source/default-document-library/rachel-ong-cv-sep-2020.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ a b "GE 2020: PAP introduces 4 more new candidates, including first female general". 26 June 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. ^ "West Coast GRC To Be Contested By PAP's S. Iswaran & Desmond Lee, To Face PSP A-Team". 30 June 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Singapore GE: PAP narrowly wins West Coast GRC with 51.69pc of the vote". 11 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Government Parliamentary Committees". People's Action Party. 2020. Retrieved 23 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Estimates Committee". Parliament of Singapore. 23 Sep 2020. Retrieved 23 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Our Members of Parliament". West Coast Town Council. Retrieved 23 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC (Telok Blangah)
2020 – present
Incumbent