Dr Vivian Balakrishnan was today made Foreign Minister of Singapore. He will retain his post as Minister in Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative.

Balakrishnan was appointed Minister in Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative last year when the scheme was announced. He was previously also Minister of the Environment.

Prior to entering politics, Balakrishnan was a surgeon and latterly the Chief Executive of Singapore General Hospital.

Posting on Facebook today, he said that he is looking forward to “working with Singaporean geeks, makers and hackers through the#SmartNation initiative!”

The reshuffle also saw the long-awaited appointment of Singapore’s Transport Minister. The new minister is Khaw Boon Wan, who becomes Coordinating Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. Previously he was Minister for National Development.

The full list of Ministers is posted below:

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
Mr Lee Hsien Loong – Prime Minister
Mr Teo Chee Hean – Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies
Mr Chan Chun Sing – Minister, PMO
Mr Heng Chee How, Mrs Josephine Teo – Senior Minister of State
Mr Sam Tan – Minister of State

DEFENCE
Dr Ng Eng Hen – Minister
Dr Maliki Osman, Mr Ong Ye Kung – Senior Minister of State

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan – Minister
Mrs Josephine Teo, Dr Maliki Osman – Senior Minister of State

HOME AFFAIRS
Mr K Shanmugam – Minister
Mr Desmond Lee – Senior Minister of State
Mr Amrin Amin – Parliamentary Secretary

TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Mr Lim Hng Kiang – Minister (Trade)
Mr S Iswaran – Minister (Industry)
Dr Koh Poh Koon – Minister of State from Jan 1, 2016
Ms Low Yen Ling – Parliamentary Secretary

FINANCE
Mr Heng Swee Keat – Minister
Ms Indranee Rajah, Ms Sim Ann – Senior Minister of State

MANPOWER
Mr Lim Swee Say – Minister
Mr Teo Ser Luck, Mr Sam Tan – Minister of State

TRANSPORT
Mr Khaw Boon Wan – Minister
Mrs Josephine Teo, Mr Ng Chee Meng – Senior Minister of State

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Mr Lawrence Wong – Minister
Mr Desmond Lee – Senior Minister of State
Dr Koh Poh Koon – Minister of State from Jan 1, 2016

COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim – Minister
Mr Chee Hong Tat – Minister of State
Dr Janil Puthucheary – Minister of State from Jan 1, 2016

ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES
Mr Masagos Zulkifil – Minister
Dr Amy Khor – Senior Minister of State

LAW
Mr K Shanmugam – Minister
Ms Indranee Rajah – Senior Minister of State

HEALTH
Mr Gan Kim Yong – Minister
Dr Amy Khor – Senior Minister of State
Dr Lam Pin Min, Mr Chee Hong Tat – Minister of State

EDUCATION
Mr Ng Chee Meng – Acting Minister (Schools)
Mr Ong Ye Kung – Acting Minister (Higher Education and Skills)
Dr Janil Puthucheary – Minister of State from Jan 1, 2016
Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Ms Low Yen Ling – Parliamentary Secretary

SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin – Minister
Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim – Parliamentary Secretary

CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND YOUTH
Ms Grace Fu – Minister
Ms Sim Ann – Senior Minister of State
Mr Baey Yam Keng – Parliamentary Secretary