Member, NUHS Board
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Mr Chan Yeng Kit was appointed Permanent Secretary (Health) in December 2019. Prior to this, he was Permanent Secretary (Defence) from 2013 to 2019, Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) from 2012 to 2013, and Permanent Secretary (Information, Communications & the Arts) from 2008 to 2012.
Mr Chan’s career has spanned a range of appointments in Government, the labour movement, and the private sector. These include management positions in the Public Service Division, National Trades Union Congress, Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Education. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore from 2005 to 2007.
Mr Chan graduated with First Class Honours in Mathematics from the University of Tasmania, earned his Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces National Serviceman of the Year Award in 1999, conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2000, and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2010.
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