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George Yeo

Mr George Yeo
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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George Yong-Boon Yeo, 57

Work Accomplishments

As Foreign Minister since 2006, helped establish good relations with other countries in ASEAN and beyond.

As Minister for Trade and Industry (1999-2006), negotiated Free Trade Agreements with US, Japan, India, Australia and other countries. Involved in restructuring our economy, expanded economic space abroad, pushed development of Biopolis, initiated IR projects, renewed Sentosa.

As Minister for Health (1995-1997), promoted Traditional Chinese Medicine, introduced Advance Medical Directive, upgraded healthcare facilities.

As Minister for Information and the Arts (1989-2007), promoted arts and heritage. Established National Arts Council. Oversaw building of Esplanade, new National Library, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore Art Museum. Restructured MediaCorp and opened up film and broadcast industry.

  • Patron of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall since 2001
  • Representative of the Eurasian Community in the Cabinet since 1992
  • Patron of LASALLE College of the Arts since 1988
  • Member of Nalanda University Mentors Group and Governing Board since 2007.
  • Hon Advisor of Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan
  • Elected MP for Aljunied GRC in 1988, 1991, 1997, 2001 and 2006.
  • Member of PAP CEC since 1988
  • Chairman of Young PAP, 1991-2000
  • Director of Joint Operations and Planning, MINDEF, 1986-1988
  • Chief of Staff of Air Staff, RSAF, 1985-1988


  • MBA Harvard Business School, 1985
  • BA in Engineering, Cambridge, 1976
  • Primary, Secondary and Pre-University education in St Joseph’s Institution, Secondary education in St Patrick’s School and Pimary education in St Stephen’s School

Personal Information

  • Born in 1954; married Jennifer Leong Lai Peng in 1984, one daughter and three sons, Roman Catholic.
  • Enjoys eating, meeting people, reading, swimming, running, gymming. Learning taiji. Plays poor golf.
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