Tony Tan Keng Yam

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Dr.
Tony Tan Keng Yam
陈庆炎
Tan at a press conference announcing his intention to contest the 2011 Singaporean presidential election in June 2011.
7th President of Singapore
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 September 2011
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Preceded by Sellapan Ramanathan
Minister for Security and Defence
In office
1 August 2003 – 1 September 2005
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Shunmugam Jayakumar (National Security)
Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore
In office
1 August 1995 – 1 September 2005
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Lee Hsien Loong
Preceded by Ong Teng Cheong
Succeeded by Wong Kan Seng
Minister for Defence
In office
1 August 1995 – 1 August 2003
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Preceded by Lee Boon Yang
Succeeded by Teo Chee Hean
Minister for Education
In office
1 January 1985 – 29 December 1991
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
Goh Chok Tong
Preceded by Goh Keng Swee
Succeeded by Lee Yock Suan
Minister for Finance
In office
24 October 1983 – 1 January 1985
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
Preceded by Lee Kuan Yew
Succeeded by Richard Hu
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Sembawang GRC
In office
4 September 1988 – 6 May 2006
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Khaw Boon Wan
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Sembawang SMC
In office
11 February 1979, – 3 September 1988
Preceded by Teong Eng Siong
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born 7 February 1940 (1940-02-07) (age 74)
Singapore
Political party Independent (2011–present)
Other political
affiliations
People's Action Party (Before 2011)
Spouse(s) Mary Chee Bee Kiang (m. 1964)
Children 3 sons
1 daughter
Alma mater National University of Singapore
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Adelaide
Profession Mathematician, banker
Religion Anglicanism
Website Official website
Tony Tan Keng Yam
Chinese 陈庆炎
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Tony Tan Keng Yam (simplified Chinese: 陈庆炎; traditional Chinese: 陳慶炎; pinyin: Chén Qìngyán; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Khèng-iām, born 7 February 1940, in Singapore) is the seventh and current President of Singapore. Until 1 July 2011, he was Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH). He previously was Chairman of Singapore's National Research Foundation and Deputy Chairman of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council.[1] In the late 1980s, he was Lee Kuan Yew's first choice to succeed him as Prime Minister of Singapore, but he declined.[2] He later returned to Cabinet and as Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 2005, and Minister for Defence from 1995 to 2003.

In August 2011, Tan won the Singapore presidential election by a narrow 0.34% margin, and was sworn in as the seventh President of Singapore on 1 September 2011.[3]

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  1. National Research Foundation (Singapore), Board, GIC Board of Directors, SPH Annual Report, 2009.
  2. Stuart Drummond, “Malaysia and Singapore: The Looming Succession”, World Today, vol 47, no 3 (Mar. 1991); “Lee Steps Down But Holds Reins”, Herald Sun, 27 November 1990.
  3. "Tony Tan elected as Singapore's 7th President". Hindustan Times. India. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Tony-Tan-elected-as-Singapore-s-7th-President/Article1-738780.aspx. Retrieved 28 August 2011.