New Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong to steer economy to recovery, seize opportunities for future

Gan Kim Yong's longest and most recent ministerial stint was at the Health Ministry.
Gan Kim Yong's longest and most recent ministerial stint was at the Health Ministry.ST ILLUSTRATION: CHNG CHOON HIONG

SINGAPORE - Mr Gan Kim Yong has come full circle. As the new Minister for Trade and Industry, he has returned to where he first started his career in public service more than 30 years ago.

The 62-year-old former government scholarship holder and engineer by training served his bond in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Home Affairs before joining NatSteel in 1989.

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