Ellen Lee Geck Hoon (Template:Zh; born 13 April 1957) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the Singapore-based People's Action Party (PAP), she currently serves as a member of parliament (MP) for the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency, or GRC in short. She also holds a job at Singaporean law firm Ramdas and Wong.
Early life and educationEdit
Ellen Lee Geck Hoon was born in Singapore on 13 April 1957. She attended the Toa Payoh-based CHIJ Primary in 1963 and later CHIJ Secondary. After completing her GCE Advanced Level examinations, Lee went on to study at the National University of Singapore, graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Laws degree.
Lee began her professional law career at law firm Messrs Lim Kiap Khee & Co, starting out as a legal assistant in January 1981. Rising up the ranks, she was promoted to Sole Proprietor in October 1984. Lee left Messrs in September 2005. Since October 2005, she has been working at Ramdas & Wong as a law consultant, her area of expertise being, among others, family law, adoption and custody of children, bankruptcy and insolvency law, corporate and commercial law, conveyancing and property law, and immigration law. Lee enjoyed a decade's stint as chairperson of the Singapore Law Society's Family Law Practice Committee.
In 1997, the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Malay for Public Service Medal) was bestowed upon Lee. A member of the Singapore-based People's Action Party, Lee serves as an MP for the Sembawang GRC. She has held this position since May 2006. She has also been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Singapore-Turkey parliamentary Friendship Group and the Government Parliamentary Committee for the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.