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Teo Ser Luck

Teo Ser Luck (simplified Chinese: 张思乐; traditional Chinese: 張思樂; pinyin: Zhāng Sīlè; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tiuⁿ Su-lo̍k; born 8 June 1968) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has served as a Minister of State at both the Ministry of Trade and Industry[1] and Ministry for Manpower and also as the Mayor of the North East District of Singapore.[2] He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency since 2006.

Teo Ser Luck
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Teo Ser Luck giving a speech at Park View Primary School in May 2008
Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower
In office
1 October 2015 – 30 June 2017
Serving with Sam Tan Chin Siong
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Lim Swee Say
Mayor of North East District
In office
31 May 2009 – 26 May 2017
Preceded by Zainul Abidin
Succeeded by Desmond Choo
Member of Parliament
for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
(Punggol Central)
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded by Charles Chong
Majority 45,914 (25.7%)
Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry
In office
21 May 2011 – 30 September 2015
Member of Parliament
for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
(Punggol South)
In office
2 November 2006 – 19 April 2011
Preceded by Michael Lim
Succeeded by Gan Thiam Poh
Majority 61,704 (37.4%)
Personal details
Born (1968-06-08) 8 June 1968 (age 49)
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
Alma mater Nanyang Technological University
Occupation Politician

He has stepped down as Mayor of North East CDC on 26 May 2017 and as minister of state on 30 June 2017



After working at Nike Singapore and Coopers & Lybrand, Teo served as a Vice-President and Managing Director at Menlo Worldwide from 1995 to 2005. From 2005 to 2006, he was the Country Manager and General Manager at DHL Express Singapore. Teo was recognised as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in 2007 for his contributions to the business and community services sectors.[3]

Political career

Teo was first elected to Parliament at the 2006 general election as a member of the PAP's six-member team in the Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency (GRC). The PAP team, which was led by the Minister for Defence, Teo Chee Hean, defeated the team from the Singapore Democratic Alliance by 113,322 votes (68.7%) to 51,618 (31.3%). In Parliament, Teo represents the Punggol Central ward within the constituency.

Following his election, Teo was appointed a Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS). In 2008, he was promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the MCYS and the Ministry of Transport.[4] In 2009, he took on the addition role of Mayor of the North East Community Development Council.

Teo has also served as the Chairman of the National Youth Council and the Chairman of the Young PAP (the youth wing of the party). He was also heavily involved in the organisation of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010. He led Singapore's successful bid for the games and was an advisor to the organising committee.

Teo was re-elected as an MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC at the 2011 general election. Following the election, he was made a Minister of State at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He continued to serve as Mayor of the North East District.

Teo will step down as Mayor on May 26, 2017 when his term ends and relinquish his appointment as Minister of State on June 30, 2017 as he plans to return to the private sector. He will remain MP of his constituency.[5]


Teo was educated at Rosyth School, Victoria School and Nanyang Junior College, before going on to Nanyang Technological University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree in 1992. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma from Temasek Polytechnic.

Teo is a former President of the Old Victorians' Association (the alumni body for Victoria School and Victoria Junior College).[6] He received the "Outstanding Young Alumni Award" from Nanyang Technological University in 2007.

Personal life

A Roman Catholic,[7] Teo is married and has two children.[8] He participates in triathlons and marathons, and has completed four Ironman races.[citation needed]

Teo's older sister, Teo Ser Lee, is a former beauty queen.[citation needed]


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Government offices
Preceded by
Zainul Abidin
Mayor of North East District
31 May 2009 – present