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Roundtable Discussion with City Leaders

Guest Speaker

Ho Pin Teo

Mayor of the North West District in Singapore

Member of Parliament for Bukit Panjang Constituency

Dr Teo Ho Pin is the Mayor of the North West District in Singapore and a Member of Parliament for Bukit Panjang Constituency.  As the Mayor, he is responsible for implementing Community Development Programmes for 906,000 residents living in the North West District.  He has been involved in Community Development work for more than 30 years. 

Dr Teo is also the Chairman of the Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council, and the Coordinating Chairman of 15 PAP Town Councils in Singapore taking charge of township management for about 1 million public housing flats. 

In 1982, Dr Teo was awarded the Tan Lark Sye scholarship to pursue the Bachelor of Science (Building) from the National University of Singapore.  Upon graduation in 1985, he joined the National University of Singapore as a teaching staff. Following which, he was awarded the National University of Singapore’s Overseas Graduate Scholarship in 1986 to pursue his Master and Doctorate degrees at Heriot Watt University (UK).

In 1991, Dr Teo was seconded to be the Chief Executive Officer of Jurong Town Council.  He was responsible for the management of over 40,000 units of public housing flats.  Subsequently, he was elected as a Member of Parliament for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency in 1997. Since then, Dr Teo had chaired various Government Parliamentary Committees in National Development, Environment and Water Resources, Home affairs, Law and Foreign affairs.