Halimah Yacob

Halimah Yacob

Speaker of Parliament, Singapore, 2018

Regarded as the front runner for Singapore’s next presidential elections, Halimah, who is also the Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee, is a veteran PAP politician with a common touch. With the presidential election reserved for Malay candidates, her depth of public experience more than qualifies her for the role. Before she became the first Malay female MP in 2001, she spent a decade as a unionist and was appointed Minister of State in 2011.