From January 2003
 Previous Positions Held

  1998 – 2002 Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore and Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (MITA)
  1999 – 2002 Chief Executive Director, The People’s Association
  1996 – 1998 High Commisioner to India and Ambassador to Nepal
1994 – 1995 Press Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry
1991 – 1994 Minister Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC
1989 – 1991 Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur
1984 – 1988 Charge d’Affaires of the Singapore Embassy in Riyadh


1983 Master in Arab Studies (with Distinction)
Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
1979 LLB (Honours)
University of Singapore


1997 The Public Administration Medal (Silver)
2002 Long Service Medal
(Both from Singapore)


Married to Madam Irene Tan Lee Chen