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Lawrence Wong (Template:Zh; born 18 December 1972) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently the Acting Minister, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information. He is also formerly a Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts, and Member of Parliament (MP) representing the West Coast Group Representation Constituency.

CareerEdit

Wong began his career as a civil servant at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He served as the Ministry's Assistant Director (Research and Planning) from 1997 to 1999, as a secretary to the late Mr Ong Teng Cheong (who was Singapore's first elected President). He then moved to the Ministry of Finance, where he served as Assistant Director (Fiscal Policy) from 1999 to 2001, before becoming the Deputy Director (Budget) and Head of Economic Programmes. In 2004, he moved to the Ministry of Health as the Director of Healthcare Finance.

From 2005 to 2008, Wong served as the Principal Private Secretary to Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

In 2008, Wong became the Chief Executive of Singapore's Energy Market Authority.

Political careerEdit

Wong was elected to Parliament at the 2011 general election. On 21 July 2011, he was appointed a Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Education. On 1 Aug 2012, he was appointed a Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts. He is also currently the Chairman of the Publicity and Publications Sub-Committee of the PAP's Executive Committee.

Other appointmentsEdit

Wong was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Monetary Authority of Singapore on 10 June 2011.

EducationEdit

Wong was educated at Haig Boys' Primary School, Tanjong Katong Secondary School and Victoria Junior College, before going on to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1993. He subsequently obtained a Master of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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