Yip Hon Weng

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Yip Hon Weng
叶汉荣
Yip Hon Weng New.jpg
Yip in 2021
Member of Parliament
for Yio Chu Kang SMC
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority5,256 (21.66%)
Personal details
Born1977[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Alma materLoughborough University
University of Exeter
Harvard University
National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Occupation
  • Politician
  • civil servant
  • teacher

Yip Hon Weng (Chinese: 叶汉荣; pinyin: Yè Hànróng; born 1977)[1] is a Singaporean politician, former civil servant and teacher. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Yio Chu Kang SMC since 2020.[1]

Education[edit]

Yip graduated from Loughborough University with a bachelor's degree with first class honours in physical education, sports science and mathematics under an overseas scholarship conferred by the Public Service Commission (PSC).[2]

He completed his training as a teacher and obtained a PGCE from the University of Exeter.

He subsequently went on to complete master's degrees in; administration, planning & social policy and international education with double concentrations at Harvard University; knowledge engineering at the National University of Singapore; and financial engineering at the Nanyang Technological University with a project stint at Carnegie Mellon University.

Yip is also a Sloan Fellow and has completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the Administrative Service Postgraduate Scholarship conferred by the Singapore Government.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yip started his career as a physical education and mathematics teacher at Kent Ridge Secondary School.[2]

He subsequently served in several leadership, management and policy related roles in the Ministry of Education (MOE), Minister of Manpower (MOM), Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of National Development (MND).[2]

He was also part of the founding team that established the Municipal Services Office announced during the 2014 National Day Rally Speech, when the OneService app was created.[2] He was Group Chief of the Silver Generation Office in the Agency of Integrated Care and concurrently Advisor (Care Integration) under the Ministry of Health prior to entering politics.

Politics[edit]

Yip was fielded in the 2020 general election as a solo PAP candidate contesting in Yio Chu Kang SMC against the Progress Singapore Party.[3]

On 11 July 2020, Yip was declared an elected Member of Parliament (MP) representing Yio Chu Kang SMC in the 14th Parliament after garnering 61% of the vote.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Yip is married and has five children.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "PARL | MP". www.parliament.gov.sg.
  2. ^ a b c d e "PAP new face Yip Hon Weng on having 5 kids, no TV & why he is doing improv". mothership.sg. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  3. ^ Tan, Sue-Ann (30 June 2020). "Singapore GE2020: PAP new face Yip Hon Weng takes on PSP newbie in Yio Chu Kang SMC". The Straits Times. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  4. ^ Yang, Calvin (11 July 2020). "GE2020 official results: PAP new face Yip Hon Weng triumphs in Yio Chu Kang SMC". The Straits Times. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Yip Hon Weng". People's Action Party. Retrieved 30 July 2020.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded byas MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC (Yio Chu Kang) Member of Parliament
for Yio Chu Kang SMC

2020 – present
Incumbent