Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister, Singapore; Chair, G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance (2017-2018)

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Tharman Shanmugaratnam is the Senior Minister in Singapore since May 2019 and was Deputy Prime Minister and as Minister for Finance. He is currently also Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, and advises the Prime Minister on economic policies.

Tharman is concurrently the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator, where he started his career. In addition to his responsibilities in the Government, he is Deputy Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and chairs its Investment Strategies Committee.

Internationally, Tharman co-chairs the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, whose recommendations will be considered in the UN Water Conference in 2023 (the first since 1977). He is also on the High-Level Advisory Board established by the UN Secretary-General that will make recommendations on Effective Multilateralism for the UN’s 2024 Summit of the Future. In addition, he chairs the board of the Group of Thirty, an independent global council of economic and financial leaders from the public and private sectors and academia.

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