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Mr Chee Hong Tat was appointed Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport on 27 July 2020. He left the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 2021 to join the National Trades Union Congress as Deputy Secretary General. He was re-elected as a Member of Parliament for the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the 2020 General Elections. During his first term in politics, he had served as Senior Minister of State in Health, Communications & Information, Education and Trade & Industry.

Mr Chee joined the Civil Service in 1998 and worked at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Education. He was appointed Principal Private Secretary to then Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 2008. Following that, Mr Chee became Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority in 2011, and was appointed Second Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2014.

He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science (Highest Honours) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) in Economics. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Adelaide University in 2006.

He was born in 1973 and is married with four children.