|8th President of Singapore|
|Assumed office |
14 September 2017
|Prime Minister||Lee Hsien Loong|
|Preceded by||Tony Tan|
23 August 1954
Colony of Singapore
|People's Action Party (2001–2017)|
|Education||National University of Singapore (LLB, LLM)|
Halimah Yacob (born 23 August 1954) is a Singaporean politician and former lawyer who has been serving as the eighth president of Singapore since 2017. Prior to her presidency, she was the country's parliament speaker. She is also the first female president in Singapore's history.
A former member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she was the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Bukit Batok East ward of Jurong GRC between 2001 and 2015, and the Marsiling ward of Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC between 2015 and 2017.
She resigned from the party and became an independent to run for the 2017 presidential election and won an uncontested election after the other candidates except for her did not meet the criteria to qualify.