100%

Read our minds

Subscribe to ThinkSpace

Have questions?

View FAQ

We’re looking for difference makers

Join us

Stay one thought ahead. Get our latest insights in your inbox with ThinkSpace.

    By clicking submit, I agree to GIC’s Privacy Statement

    Thank you for subscribing.

    Please check your inbox for a confirmation email.

    Sorry, it seems like something went wrong.

    Please try again

    Board of directors

    Tharman Shanmugaratnam

    Senior Minister & Coordinating Minister for Social Policies

    Share to

    Deputy Chairman, GIC Board
    Chairman, GIC Investment Strategies Committee

    Tharman Shanmugaratnam is Senior Minister of Singapore. He is also Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, and advises the Prime Minister on economic policies. He is, concurrently, Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is also Deputy Chairman of GIC and chairs its Investment Strategies Committee. Tharman chairs the Group of Thirty, an independent global council of economic and financial leaders. He led the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance, and earlier chaired the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the key policy forum of the IMF. He is currently also on the External Advisory Group to the IMF Managing Director and the World Economic Forum’s Board of Trustees, and co-chairs the Advisory Board for the UN’s Human Development Report and the Global Education Forum. Tharman was Deputy Prime Minister from 2011 to 2019, and served as Minister for Finance from 2007 to 2015. He earlier served as Minister for Education for five years.

    Tharman studied economics at the LSE and Cambridge University. He later obtained a Master’s in Public Administration at Harvard University, where he was named a Lucius N Littauer Fellow.

    Back to top