Mr Chee Hong Tat was appointed Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education on 1 May 2018. He was first elected as a Member of Parliament for the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the 2015 General Elections, and appointed Minister of State for Health and Communications & Information on 1 October 2015. He was promoted to Senior Minister of State on 1 May 2017.
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.
Mr Chee 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.
Mr Chee was born in 1973 and is married with four children.