Lee Hsien Loong (Chinese: 李显龙; born 10 February 1952) is a Singaporean politician and the current Prime Minister of Singapore. In 2004, Lee became the nation’s third prime minister after taking over the leadership of the People’s Action Party (PAP) when former prime minister Goh Chok Tong stepped down from the position. Lee subsequently led his party to victory in the 2006, 2011 and 2015 general elections. He began his current term on 15 January 2016 (following the opening of Singapore’s 13th Parliament). Lee is the eldest son of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.
Lee graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University as senior wrangler in 1974 (gaining a Diploma in Computer Science with distinction as well) and later earned a Master of Public Administration at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. From 1971 to 1984, he served in the Singapore Armed Forces where he rose to the rank of brigadier general. He won his first election for Member of Parliament in 1984, contesting as a member of the People’s Action Party. Under Singapore’s second prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, Lee served as the Minister for Trade and Industry, Minister for Finance and Deputy Prime Minister.