Hsien Loong Lee

Lee Hsien Loong

Now passed his 10-year mark in office, Lee oversees a government focused on strengthening social safety nets while readying Singapore to the pressures of globalisation. Among the new initiatives launched was the Pioneer Generation Package, a healthcare programme for the elderly, as well as significant changes to the Central Provident Fund, which will give members the option of making lump sum withdrawals after retirement. Under his leadership and in the face of uneven global recovery, Singapore’s economy posted a moderate growth of 3.3 percent in 2014.