Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon was born on 17 February 1950 in

In 1984, Mrs. Yu-Foo Yee Shoon was elected Member of Parliament. Since
then, she has repeatedly been returned to represent the electoral division of
Yuhua, now part of the Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC). She
is currently representing Bukit Timah Constituency which is part of the Holland –
Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC). In June 1999, she was
appointed Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the then Ministry of Community
Development and Sports. In November 2001, she was appointed Mayor of the
Bukit Timah Community Development Council (CDC), which subsequently
expanded to become the South West CDC. In August 2004, Mrs. Yu-Foo was
appointed Minister of State for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth
and Sports.
She started her career as a Senior Industrial Relations Officer with the National
Trade Union Congress (NTUC) soon after her graduation from the university.
Over the years in NTUC, she has been Chairman, Vice-President, Assistant
Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General of NTUC.
Her other
appointments include Member of the Professional Advisory Council of NTUC
Childcare Co-operative Ltd. She was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) and Chairman of the
Central Co-operative Fund Committee (CCFC). She was also Board Member of
several statutory boards, co-operatives and listed companies such as the
Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore Telecommunications, NTUC
Insurance Co-operative (INCOME), NTUC Fairprice, NTUC Childcare, National
Environment Agency (NEA), Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and People’s
Association (PA). In 2009, she was the Chairperson of the 14th Annual AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women Leaders’ Network (WLN) Meeting
Steering Committee.
She was named “Woman of the Year” in 1995 by Her World Magazine. In 1997,
she was awarded the Rochdale Medal by the Singapore National Co-operative
Federation and in 2005, she received the Alumni Achievement Award from the
Nanyang Technological University. In May 2008, she was conferred the
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education by Wheelock College, Boston, USA.
Currently, she is also the Chairperson of Comcare Supervisory Committee. The
Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) inducted her to its Wall of
Fame in 2009.
Mrs. Yu-Foo had her secondary education in Nanyang Girl’s High School from
1962 – 1967. She was admitted to the then Nanyang University where she
graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor Degree in Commerce. In 1996, she obtained
a Master of Business Degree from the then Nanyang Technological Institute.
Mrs. Yu-Foo was born in Singapore in 1950. She is married with three children.
She enjoys reading, cultural activities, cooking for her family and friends and
having brisk walks with them.