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Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister, Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong has been Singapore’s Prime Minister since 2004.

Mr. Lee is the Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party (PAP). He led PAP to three consecutive Singapore General Elections victories in 2006, 2011 and 2015.

Mr. Lee also chairs GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council, an international panel that provides strategic direction for Singapore’s Research and Development efforts. 

As Prime Minister, he launched SkillsFuture to support Singaporeans in embracing lifelong learning and skills, and the Smart Nation initiative to use technology to create a future of better living, more opportunities and stronger communities. 

Before becoming Prime Minister, Mr. Lee had held various Ministerial appointments, including being Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister for Trade and Industry and Second Minister for Defense. He was concurrently the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 1998 until 2004.  

Before joining politics, Mr. Lee had served in the Singapore Armed Forces, retiring as a Brigadier-General.  

Mr. Lee graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He was later a Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, receiving a Master’s in Public Administration.

Mr. Lee was born on 10 February 1952. He married Dr. Wong Ming Yang in 1978 and was widowed in 1982. He remarried Ho Ching in 1985. He has one daughter and three sons.

Mr. Lee enjoys reading, photography, walking, listening to classical music, and computer programming.