George Yeo

George Yeo | PepTalk Expert Speaker
George Yeo | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Industry, and Health, Singapore.
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George Yeo is a prominent figure in Singapore's political landscape. He has held various roles, including Speaker of Parliament, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Trade and Industry, and Minister for Health. Born on 28th July 1956, he was educated at Raffles Institution and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a law degree.

Yeo joined the People's Action Party (PAP) in 1976 at the age of 20, marking the beginning of his political career. He was first elected into parliament in 1984 and has consistently been re-elected since then. From 1991 to 2004, he served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs, playing a significant role in shaping Singapore's foreign policy during the Asian financial crisis and the SARS outbreak.

In addition to his role as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yeo also served as Minister for Trade and Industry from 2004 to 2005. His focus on economic development helped Singapore navigate through challenging times, including the global financial crisis. From 2005 to 2008, he served as the Minister for Health, overseeing the implementation of the National Healthcare Group's restructuring plan.

Yeo has received recognition for his contributions to Singapore. In 2008, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the President of Singapore. He is also a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal and the Public Administration Medal (Silver).

Since leaving politics in 2008, Yeo has continued to contribute to public service in various roles. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the National University of Singapore from 2013 to 2019. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Impact of Technology on Society.

George Yeo remains an influential figure in Singapore's political scene, known for his dedication to public service and his significant contributions to the country's foreign policy, economic development, and healthcare sectors.

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