Ng Eng Hen, 2010
Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, Singapore

Dr Ng Eng Hen was appointed Minister for Education on April 1, 2008. He was also re-appointed Second Minister for Defence, a position he has held since July 2005. A Member of Parliament since November 2001, Dr Ng has held previous portfolios in Education and Manpower and is presently Deputy Leader of the House. As Minister of State for Education from 2002, and then as Second Minister for Education from 2004, Dr Ng led the restructuring of Singapore's tertiary education sector, as well as the Polytechnic Sector Review.

One of Dr Ng's current focus as the Minister for Education is on developing a professional teaching workforce and grooming future school leaders, given the crucial role that teachers play in the delivery of quality education.