Deputy Prime Minister - Singapore Government
Tharman Shanmugaratnam is Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies in the Singapore Cabinet. Tharman is also Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator. He served as Minister for Finance from 2007- 2015, and as Minister for Education from 2003-2008. He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in 2011.
From 2011, Tharman was Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the key policy forum of the IMF, for an extended period of four years.
Tharman is Chairman of the Group of Thirty, an independent global council of leading economic and financial policy-makers since Jan 2017. In April 2017, he was appointed as Chairman of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance, to review the system of multilateral financial institutions.
Tharman is a board member of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). He also chairs the International Advisory Council of the Singapore Economic Development Board, and the International Academic Advisory Panel of the Ministry of Education that advises the Singapore Government on strategies for the university sector.
Besides his responsibilities in Government, he chairs the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), and also chairs the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute.
Tharman studied at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. He later obtained a Masters in Public Administration at Harvard University.
Twitter Account: @Tharman_S