Ms Indranee Thurai Rajah: Aspirations for Generation Next
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Education (29 Oct 2014)

About the Speaker

Ms Indranee Rajah is the Senior Minister of State for Law and Education.

She was educated at Raffles Institution in Singapore, and read law at the National University of Singapore.  She graduated with an LLB (Second Upper Honours) in 1986, and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1987.  Ms Indranee joined the Singapore office of the UK law firm, Freshfields, in 1987 as a legal associate.  A year later, she joined the Litigation department of Drew & Napier.  She was made a junior partner of the firm in 1992, and admitted as a full equity partner in 1994.  With the corporatisation of the firm in 2000, she became a director of the Dispute Resolution Department of Drew & Napier LLC.  She was then appointed the Deputy Head of the Dispute Resolution Department, a post she held until October 2012.

Ms Indranee was appointed Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of Singapore in January 2003.  She has had an active practice as a trial lawyer.  Her practice areas include cross-border disputes, corporate and commercial disputes and international arbitration.

Ms Indranee has also been the Member of Parliament for the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2001. She was Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committees (GPC) for Law & Home Affairs (2004 to 2006), as well as Defence and Foreign Affairs (2006 to mid-2009).  

She was elected by Parliament as one of the two Deputy Speakers of Parliament from 2006 to 2011.  



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29 October 2014
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
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