Webinar Series Navigating The Next Decade

Navigating The Next Decade

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm (Singapore/Hong Kong time)

In an engaging and inspiring grand finale of our Supertrends Webinar series, CNBC Anchor Martin Soong, spoke with Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean on the future of Singapore in the face of multiple challenges.

Senior Minister Teo gave a rare insider's view as a leading decision-maker in Singapore. As Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (IMCCC), Senior Minister Teo addressed how Singapore is preparing for challenges ahead and is building a sustainable nation amidst shifting geopolitics, China's growing presence in the region, the Covid-19 outbreak and the impending impact of climate change.

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About the speakers

Mr. Teo Chee Hean

Senior Minister Coordinating Minister for National Security Republic of Singapore

Mr. Teo Chee Hean was appointed Senior Minister on May 1 2019. He also serves, since May 21 2011, as Coordinating Minister for National Security. He also oversees the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, the National Security Coordination Secretariat, the National Population and Talent Division and the National Climate Change Secretariat under the Prime Minister's Office.

In the first phase of his career, he served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) where he held various command and staff appointments in the Republic of Singapore Navy and the Joint Staff. In 1991, he was appointed Chief of Navy, and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.

In December 1992, he left the SAF to seek elected public office and was elected as a Member of Parliament in a by-election in the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC). He was re-elected to Parliament six times in the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.

He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister from April 1 2009 to April 30 2019. He has served as the Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Defence, Minister for Education, and Minister for the Environment. He has also served as Minister of State in the Ministries of Finance, Communications and Defence.

He was awarded the President's Scholarship and the Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship in 1973. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering and Management Science from the University of Manchester in 1976. He subsequently attained a Master of Science degree (with distinction) in Computing Science in 1977 at the Imperial College in London, and a Master in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University in 1986, where he was named a Littauer Fellow.

Mr. Teo Chee Hean

Mr. Martin Soong

Anchor, CNBC

Mr. Martin Soong is the co-anchor of CNBC's flagship morning program Squawk Box Asia. Squawk Box sets the news agenda in the region every day, bringing viewers news and views from the top CEOs, asset managers and newsmakers as Asian markets open for trade.

Part of the CNBC Asia team since 1993, Mr. Soong is one of the founding anchors of the network, and has played a key role in helping shape its identity and development.

A 25-year broadcast veteran, he has dominated business television in Asia for two decades. He covered the Asian financial crisis, and has also reported widely, from APEC and ASEAN summits, to post-conflict zones like East Timor.

Mr. Soong has conducted countless interviews with top business leaders, including Bill Gates, Jeff Immelt, Rex Tillerson, and Carol Bartz, as well as government and political leaders such as Timothy Geithner, Jack Lew, Australian Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Mr. Soong speaks regularly at major events including the World Economic Forum.

He is the only 7-time winner of the Asian Television Awards for Best News Anchor, Voted by industry peers.

Mr. Martin Soong