Mr. Chee Hong Tat
Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Transport, Singapore
Mr Chee Hong Tat was appointed Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport on 27
July 2020. He left the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 2021 to join the National Trades Union
Congress as Deputy Secretary General. He was re-elected as a Member of Parliament for the
Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the 2020 General Elections.
During his first term in politics, he had served as Senior Minister of State in Health,
Communications & Information, Education and Trade & Industry.
Mr Chee joined the Civil Service in 1998 and worked at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of
Finance, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Education. He was appointed Principal Private
Secretary to then Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 2008. Following that, Mr Chee became
Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority in 2011, and was appointed Second Permanent
Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2014.
He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science
(Highest Honours) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts (Highest
Honours) in Economics. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Adelaide
University in 2006.
He was born in 1973 and is married with four children.