Goh Chok Tong

  • Politician
  • Former PM of Singapore
  • Emeritus Senior Minister


Goh Chok Tong is a politician and former Prime Minister of Singapore. A member of the People’s Action Party (PAP), he became Singapore’s second Prime Minister on 28 November 1990, succeeding Lee Kuan Yew, and served in the role until 12 August 2004.

After his tenure in the premiership, Goh then served as Senior Minister until May 2011, and since as Chairman of the Monetary Authority Of Singapore. He continues to serve as a Member of Parliament representing the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency, and holds the honorary title of Emeritus Senior Minister.

A prolific author, Goh has published numerous books on governance and other topics. His bibliography includes “The Gordian Knot: Is There an Upper Limit to Our Prosperity?” (1985) “Partners in Progress” (1986) “A Nation of Excellence” (1987) “A More Effective Role for Parliamentarians”(1987) “Cultural Rapprochement Between Asia and Europe: Five Essays on the Asia-Europe Relationship” (1997) and “Southbound: The Singapore Antarctica Expedition (2001) Winning Against Terrorism” (2004).


Read More

Check Speaker Availability

Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours

    View our related Speakers

    Anne Applebaum Speaker
    Anne Applebaum
    Expert on International Affairs and Foreign Policy
    Gérard Araud Speaker
    Gérard Araud
    Former Ambassador of France to the United States (2014-2019)
    Rohan Silva Speaker
    Rohan Silva
    Former Senior Adviser to UK Prime Minister
    Edward Lucas Speaker
    Edward Lucas
    Independent Expert in European and Transatlantic security
    John Hulsman Speaker
    John Hulsman
    Expert Geopolitical Analyst
    Basim Al-Ahmadi Speaker
    Basim Al-Ahmadi
    Political Risk and Strategy Consultant
    Bill Hayton Speaker
    Bill Hayton
    Geopolitics Expert of Southeast Asia
    Penny Mordaunt Speaker
    Penny Mordaunt
    Conservative MP and Equality Campaigner
    Toomas Hendrik Ilves Speaker
    Toomas Hendrik Ilves
    Former President of Estonia
    Jeremy Warner Speaker
    Jeremy Warner
    One of Britain's foremost financial, economic and business journalists

    We use cookies

    We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

    Accept Cookies