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Gerald Giam is a Singaporean politician. He is a member of the opposition Workers’ Party (WP) and has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Bedok Reservoir–Punggol division of Aljunied GRC since 2020. Giam was previously the NCMP between 2011 and 2015 of the 12th Parliament of Singapore.
Gerald Giam Yean Song was born on November 22, 1977, and is age 45 years old. He was born in the United Kingdom and was educated at Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Anglo-Chinese Junior College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in international political economy from Nanyang Technological University.
Giam has worked in various roles in the information technology industry, including as a senior consultant at Avanade and a project manager at MSC Consulting. He was also a foreign service officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and had volunteered as a youth leader in the South West Community Development Council.
He was also previously a deputy editor at The Online Citizen. Giam is the chief technology officer of an information technology solutions company that he co-founded. He is a Registered Management Consultant certified by the Institute of Management Consultants (Singapore).
Gerald Giam’s political career began in 2011. Following the 2011 general election, Giam first entered politics in a five-member Workers’ Party team contesting in the East Coast GRC against the People’s Action Party (PAP). The Workers’ Party team lost with 45.2% of the votes.
Giam was offered a Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) seat in Parliament after becoming the best-performing defeated candidate. On 13 May 2011, the Workers’ Party confirmed that Giam would take up the NCMP seat. With Giam taking up the NCMP position together with Yee Jenn Jong, the Workers’ Party set a new record in Singapore’s electoral history by becoming the first opposition party to have eight (six elected and two NCMP) seats in Parliament.
He served as an NCMP in the 12th Parliament from 10 October 2011 to 25 August 2015. Following the 2015 general election, Giam contested in a four-member Workers’ Party team contesting in the East Coast GRC and went against the People’s Action Party (PAP). The Workers’ Party team lost with 39.27% of the votes.
As the opposition team with the third highest percentage of votes among unelected candidates, anyone on Giam’s team would be nominated to take up the third NCMP position. Instead of taking up the position for himself as the leader of the team, he proposed within the party that his teammate, Leon Perera take up to position.
During the 2020 general election, both Low Thia Kiang and Chen Show Mao both stepped down as Members of Parliament for Aljunied GRC. Giam joined a five-member Workers’ Party team contesting in Aljunied GRC and they won with 59.95% of the vote against the People’s Action Party team. Giam thus became the Member of Parliament representing the Bedok Reservoir–Punggol ward of Aljunied GRC in the 14th Parliament.
Giam was elected as Policy Research Team Head of the Workers’ Party Central Executive Committee in 2022. H is remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the most influential politicians in Singapore. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Gerald Giam Wife: Who Is Gerald Giam Wife?
Is Gerald Giam married? As of June 2023, Gerald Giam is a married man. The couple had their wedding in Singapore. The politician rarely speaks about his wife but has two childre with her. Giam is a Christian.