Heng Swee Keat

Heng Swee Keat,

1961–, Singaporean political leader. A member of the People's Action party (PAP), he was secretary (1997–2000) to Prime Minister Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
, 1923–2015, prime minister of Singapore (1959–90). Educated in England, he obtained a law degree from Cambridge Univ. in 1949 and in 1954 founded the moderately leftist People's Action party.
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, and head of Singapore's central bank (2005–11). He has served in parliament since 2011 and also as Singapore's education minister (2011–15), finance minister (2015–), deputy prime minister (2019–), and coordinating minister for economic policies (2020–).
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