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Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan

Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports,, Singapore

Biography

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan was appointed Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Singapore in April 2005. Previously, he was Second Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts; Second Minister for Trade and Industry; Minister of State (National Development), and also the Minister responsible for entrepreneurship. In 2006, he convened the Social Enterprise Committee to advise on growing Singapore’s social enterprise sector. He is a computer enthusiast and an avid reader. He is married with four children.