Discover the path of politician Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is of Indian descent, and his ascent to the position of President of Singapore in 2023.
A Historic Victory
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore's next president, won the presidential election with a resounding victory after receiving 70.4% of the vote.
From Diverse Roots to Leadership
Tharman, who was born in 1957 to a Chinese mother and a Tamil father, was well-prepared for a career in leadership thanks to his wide cultural background and high academic standing.
A Storied Career
Tharman has a distinguished career that spans the fields of education, banking, and politics. One of his many accomplishments was helping to steer Singapore through the global financial crisis of 2008. A new chapter in his incredible career has begun with his election as president.