Mr Zaqy MohamadSenior Minister of State Ministry of Manpower - Ministry of Defence

Mr Zaqy Mohamad was appointed Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Defence in July 2020. He is also the Deputy Leader of the House.

From May 2018 to July 2020, he served as Minister of State in the Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Manpower, as well as the Deputy Government Whip. A Member of Parliament (MP) since 2006, Mr Zaqy is currently an MP for MarsilingYew Tee Group Representation Constituency (GRC). He previously served in Chua Chu Kang GRC up till 2020, and was formerly Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Communications and Information.

In support of the business community, Mr Zaqy is Advisor to the Singapore Business Federation SME Committee, as well as the Singapore Malay Chambers of Commerce and Industry. In addition, Mr Zaqy is Deputy Chairman of MENDAKI, which looks into the education and skills for the Malay community, working closely with partners and Government agencies across Singapore.

Mr Zaqy is a Board Member of People’s Association, a statutory board which promotes racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore.

Prior to taking up political office, Mr Zaqy was a Partner in professional services firm Ernst & Young. He began his career in consulting at Arthur Andersen before moving on to IBM. He went on to hold various positions in the private sector, in technology and consulting. An alumnus of Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College, Mr Zaqy graduated from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, with a year in ESIEE Paris.

He also holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from NTU and Carnegie Mellon University. 

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