Josephine Teo

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Josephine Teo Li Min (née Yong; simplified Chinese: 杨莉明; traditional Chinese: 楊莉明; pinyin: Yáng Lìmíng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Iôⁿ Lī-bêng; born 1968)[1] is a Singaporean politician who has been serving as Minister for Communications and Information, Minister-in-charge of the Cyber Security Agency and Smart Nation Initiative since 2021 and Second Minister for Home Affairs since 2017. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng division of Jalan Besar GRC since 2020.

Quick facts: The HonourableJosephine Teo, Minister for Com...
Josephine Teo
Teo in 2016
Minister for Communications and Information
Assumed office
15 May 2021
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
Preceded byS. Iswaran
Second Minister for Home Affairs
Assumed office
11 September 2017
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterK. Shanmugam
Preceded byDesmond Lee
Member of Parliament
for Jalan Besar GRC
(Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byLily Neo (PAP)
Personal details
Josephine Yong Li Min

(1968-07-08) 8 July 1968 (age 54)
Political partyPeople's Action Party
SpouseTeo Eng Cheong
Alma materNational University of Singapore (BA, BSocSci)
London School of Economics (MS)

Prior to entering politics, Teo had worked at the Economic Development Board (EDB), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

She made her political debut in the 2006 general election as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC and won by an uncontested walkover. She has also been serving as Chairwoman of the PAP Community Foundation.[2]