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Mr Loh Khum Yean

Mr Loh Khum Yean

Permanent Secretary
Mr Loh Khum Yean was educated at Anglo Chinese Secondary School and Anglo Chinese Junior College in Singapore.

He graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Japan, with a Bachelor of Economics. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, USA.
 
He started his career in the Singapore Civil Service with the former Ministry of Communications, where he handled portfolios in the areas of Air & Land Transportation and Telecommunications. He later took up appointments as Director of Personnel Policy in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office, and Director of Research and Planning at the Ministry of Trade & Industry.

Subsequently, Khum Yean was appointed Deputy Secretary of Services and Administration in the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for building a financial environment conducive to business and enterprise, and for enhancing organizational excellence in the public sector.

From October 2003 to April 2008, he was Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore, where he led the Statutory Board’s efforts to enhance the competitiveness and enable the growth of local enterprises.

He was appointed Deputy Secretary (Industry) of the Ministry of Trade & Industry in mid 2008, where he was responsible for the development of Singapore’s industry sectors and enterprises.

He was appointed Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Manpower from October 2009 to April 2016 and Chairman, Energy Market Authority from 1st April 2013 till 30 April 2016.

On 1st May 2016, he was appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade & Industry.
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