Dr Janil Puthucheary
Dr Janil Puthucheary, 43, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Queen’s University of Belfast, and received post graduate training in Belfast (Northern Ireland), London (UK) and Sydney (Australia). He worked as a Paediatrician and Paediatric Intensivist, and was Senior Consultant at the Children’s Intensive Care Unit, and Head of Department (Paediatric Subspecialties) at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Dr Puthucheary went on to join the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School as Associate Professor teaching first year medical students, and was also the Medical Director for Faculty Development.
Dr Puthucheary was elected Member of Parliament in 2011. He is also the vice-chairman for the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council. In January 2016, he was concurrently appointed Minister of State for the Ministry for Education (MOE) and Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). He is also responsible for the Smart Nation initiative and is an advocate for embracing of technology in lifelong learning.
Dr Puthucheary is married with three young sons. He is an avid photographer and believes that Comics should be regarded as an art form, although he can’t draw at all.