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Cedric Foo Chee Keng (simplified Chinese: 符致镜; traditional Chinese: 符致鏡; pinyin: Fú Zhìjìng; born 16 July 1960) is a Singaporean politician and corporate executive. A member of the incumbent People's Action Party (PAP), Foo currently serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Pioneer Single Member Constituency (SMC).
|Member of the Singapore Parliament|
for Pioneer SMC
|Assumed office |
25 October 2001
|Minister of State of Defence|
1 April 2002 – 30 April 2005
|Minister of State of National Development|
12 August 2004 – 30 April 2005
|Born||16 July 1960|
|Political party||People's Action Party|
|Alma mater||Singapore Polytechnic (Dip, 1980)|
University of Michigan (BS, 1984)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS, 1985)
Early life and educationEdit
Cedric Foo was born on 16 July 1960 in Singapore. He was educated at Kim Seng East Primary School and Tanglin Technical School (now Tanglin Secondary School), and graduated from Singapore Polytechnic in 1980.
He subsequently studied for a bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 1983-84. In 1985, he was awarded a master's degree in Ocean Systems Management by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Upon graduation from MIT, Foo began his career at shipping firm Neptune Orient Lines Limited, holding various executive positions including President, NOL U.S.A. (1993-1995), and Executive Vice-President (Finance) (1995-1999). Foo left NOL to take up the post of Senior Vice-President (Finance and Admin) at Singapore Airlines, which he held from 2000–01, before subsequently assuming the position of Senior Vice-President (West Asia/Africa) from 2001-02.
Foo entered politics in 2001, as an elected Member of Parliament for the West Coast Group Representative Constituency, Pioneer Division. In 2002, Foo left Singapore Airlines and was appointed Singapore's Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence and, additionally from 2004, in the Ministry of National Development.
Foo returned to the private sector and NOL in May 2005 as Group Deputy President, subsequently assuming the additional portfolio of Chief Financial Officer. He was re-elected in 2006 for a second parliamentary term. In the May 2011 General Elections, Pioneer Division was re-designated a Single Member Constituency. Foo was nominated as the PAP candidate for Pioneer SMC, and returned as an elected Member of Parliament for a third term, winning 60.73% of the total votes cast. Foo is currently the MP for Pioneer SMC, having won the 2015 general elections with 76.34% of the vote.
Foo has also held positions on various government statutory boards. From 2003 to 2006, Foo served as the Chairman of SPRING Singapore, and was the Chairman of JTC Corporation from 2008 to 2013. He was previously the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee as well as the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Transport. He currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of the GPC for Finance and Trade & Industry, and also as a member of the GPC for Defence & Foreign Affairs.
Since July 2017, Foo now serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Singapore Technologies Engineering.
Foo is married with four children. He resides in Singapore.
|Parliament of Singapore|
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for
West Coast GRC (Pioneer)
2001 – 2011
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament
for Pioneer SMC
2011 – present