S. Iswaran

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S. Iswaran
MP
S Iswaran at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, New York City, New York - 20110316 (cropped).jpg
Minister for Trade and Industry
(Industry)
Assumed office
1 October 2015
Serving with Lim Hng Kiang (Trade)
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Preceded by Lim Hng Kiang
Constituency West Coast Group Representation Constituency
Minister in Prime Minister's Office
In office
21 May 2011 – 30 September 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Preceded by Lim Hwee Hua
Second Minister for Home Affairs
In office
21 May 2011 – 30 September 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Teo Chee Hean
Second Minister for Trade and Industry
In office
21 May 2011 – 30 September 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Lim Hng Kiang
Personal details
Born (1962-06-14) 14 June 1962 (age 54)
Singapore
Political party People's Action Party
Alma mater University of Adelaide,
Harvard University

S. Iswaran (born 14 June 1962) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) since 2015. He has also previously served as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, as well as Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1997.

Career[edit]

Iswaran has worked in both the public and private sectors. He has served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Temasek Holdings, Director for International Trade at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).

Political career[edit]

Iswaran was first elected to Parliament in January 1997. From September 2004 to June 2006, he served as a Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

On 1 July 2006, Iswaran was appointed a Minister of State at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. On 1 April 2008, he was promoted to Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry. On 1 April 2009, he was appointed Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in addition to being Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry.

Following the 2011 general election, Iswaran was promoted to the Cabinet as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry. Being the Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry, he also legislated alcohol, remote gambling and shisha, and oversaw the extension of F1 race till 2017.

Iswaran is currently an MP for the West Coast Group Representation Constituency.

Education[edit]

Iswaran is an alumnus of St. Andrew's School. He read economics at the University of Adelaide, where he graduated with first class honours. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.

Personal life[edit]

Iswaran is married to Kay Mary Taylor. The couple have one daughter and two sons.

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