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Wealth Management APAC H1 Market Outlook Seminar 2023

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong

Former Prime Minister of Singapore, Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Health and Defence

Goh Chok Tong

Mr. Goh Chok Tong was Singapore’s Prime Minister from November 1990 to August 2004. 

Mr. Goh was first elected a Member of Parliament for Marine Parade in 1976. He represented the constituency until his retirement in 2020. 

Between 1979 and 1990, he served as Minister of Trade and Industry, Health and Defence. He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in 1985, and succeeded Mr. Lee Kuan Yew as Prime Minister in November 1990. 

Mr. Goh relinquished the premiership in August 2004 to pave the way for leadership renewal. He remained in the Cabinet as Senior Minister and was Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from August 2004 to May 2011. Upon leaving the Cabinet in May 2011, Mr. Goh was given the honorary title of Emeritus Senior Minister and appointed Senior Advisor to MAS. In April 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Governing Board of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

Prior to joining politics, Mr. Goh served first in the Singapore Administrative Service and later, Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the national shipping line. He joined NOL in 1969 and was its Managing Director from 1973 to 1977.