What we know about Singapore’s new Deputy Prime Minister Gan Kim Yong

What we know about Singapore's new Deputy Prime Minister Gan Kim Yong

Mr Gan, 65, said on Monday that he was” no very 4G”, referring to Singapore’s fourth- technology political authority that is taking over the reins of government.

He has been in politicians a decade more than Mr Wong, 51, and Mr Heng, 63, who were both elected in 2011.

In 2001, Mr. Gan became a member of the Holland-Buk Panjang Group Representation Constituency ( GRC ) in politics.

He was re-elected in 2006 to the Chua Chu Kang Single Member Constituency, and he remained in that seat until Chua Chu Kang GRC split up with his clinic.

He received a public company scholarship as a young man to pursue engineering studies at Cambridge University, where he earned a master’s degree in 1985.

He described how his engineering training had given him the fundamental knowledge needed to solve challenging problems that do n’t come with an “instruction sheet” in a speech from 2005.

” Whether it is a company challenge, a management issue or a political topic, my view is similar. Break down big issues into smaller people, find the root cause, decide how to handle them, find the right person to handle it, and deliver, he said.

After graduating, Mr Gan joined the civil company, where he was an officer in the elite Administrative Service. Prior to moving to the private market in 1989, he held positions in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mr. Gan rose from a commercial preparing manager to finally lead the metal and electronics business as CEO and president.

The motivation to pursue a job in state increased that day.

In the Cabinet of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Mr. Gan was appointed as Minister of State for Manpower and Education in 2005.

He rose to the position of Manpower Minister in 2008, helping to keep Singapore from suffering from the global financial crisis.