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Low Yen Ling

Low Yen Ling

Member of the Parliament of Singapore
Low Yen Ling
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Intro Member of the Parliament of Singapore
Is Politician
From Singapore
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth 17 August 1974, Singapore, Singapore
Age: 46 years
Star sign LeoLeo
Politics People's Action Party
Education
Temasek Junior College
Nanyang Technological University
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Biography

Low Yen Ling (born 17 August 1974; simplified Chinese: 刘燕玲; traditional Chinese: 劉燕玲; pinyin: Liú Yànlíng) is a Singaporean politician. She is the Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) as of October 2013. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bukit Gombak division of the Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency. She entered politics in 2011.

Career

Low handled commercial lending accounts at Keppel Tat-Lee Bank and subsequently United Overseas Bank from 1996 to 2000 and was a business development manager with a start-up AutoHub Pte Ltd that reportedly failed. She then joined the Economic Development Board (EDB) in 2001 and was the Director in charge of developing the Professional Services sector. During her tenure, she pioneered the new Singapore Welcome Centre for Corporates to draw Asian enterprises as well as global mid-sized companies to Singapore and also spearheaded the Global [email protected], a networking event for enterprises.

Political career

Low was reported to be joining the Chua Chu Kang GRC slate for the PAP in April 2011 when she resigned from the EDB and participated in a PAP Community Foundation event. She was formally introduced as a candidate on 4 Apr 2011.

The PAP team for Chua Chu Kang GRC led by Gan Kim Yong defeated a team from the National Solidarity Party (NSP) by 61.2% to 38.8% in May 2011. Subsequently, Low took over the Bukit Gombak division from retiring MP Ang Mong Seng.

In Jun 2011, Low was appointed as the third CEO of Business China, a non-profit organisation set up in November 2007 to strengthen bilateral ties between Singapore and China and to develop a cultural and economic bridge linking the world and China.

In 2016 Low appeared in TV Series Eat Already? promoting SkillsFuture offered by the government.

Low was promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Education on 1 May 2017.

Personal life

Low graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Second Upper Honours) majoring in Financial Analysis. She is an alumna of Temasek Junior College, Dunman High School and Canossa Convent Primary School. She is married with two sons and engages in sports like running and playing table tennis. She is a Christian.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20131113143957/http://app.msf.gov.sg/AboutMSF/OurPeople/ParliamentarySecretary.aspx
http://app.msf.gov.sg/AboutMSF/OurPeople/ParliamentarySecretary.aspx
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20110405-271924.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/STIStory_652329.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20110407070146/http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20110404-271719.html
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http://www.elections.gov.sg/elections_results2011.html
http://www.businesschina.org.sg/en.php/resources/media/101
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