A spokesperson for a greener future, Grace Fu is in charge of the Ministry for Sustainability and the Environment as well as a prominent women’s-rights advocate

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Grace Fu is Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, steering her ministry’s path towards a clean and sustainable environment with resilient supplies of safe food and water. Fu worked in various senior positions in the corporate world, with organisations such as PSA Corporation, Haw Par Group and Overseas Union Bank, before entering politics in 2006.

The holder of an honours degree in accountancy and a Master’s in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, Fu has held a number of offices, including as Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth. She was appointed to her current role in July 2020, and oversees green initiatives such as the country’s SG$60 million Agri-Food Cluster Transformation Fund, which helps local farms improve their systems and adopt technology.

An advocate of women’s rights, Fu is the leading contributor to the Young Women’s Leadership Connection Council of Advisors, and was a past chairwoman of the PAP’s Women’s Wing. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, running and yoga. She is married with three sons.

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