Leon Perera

General Election 2020 Candidate

Leon Perera

贝理安/லியோன் பெரேரா

  • Leon contested in East Coast GRC in 2015 and was appointed a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) in the 13th Parliament, serving on the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.
  • He was an Assistant Head with the Economic Development Board and is the Founding CEO of a consultancy operating in 10 countries in the past two decades.
  • Leon served as a front-line volunteer with a family service centre for 10 years, and has served as a board member and volunteer in several Singapore NGOs and VWOs.
  • He has spoken in Parliament on the need to nurture vibrant local enterprises, to foster critical thinking in schools and to enhance social mobility and resilience.

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Personal Profile

Age

  • 49

Experience with WP

  • Non-Constituency MP (2015 – Present)
  • Central Executive Committee: Youth Wing President, Deputy Media Chair
  • Grassroots work in Aljunied GRC and East Coast GRC.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University

Occupation

  • CEO of an international market research consultancy that is part of a Japanese public-listed firm

Family

  • Married with two children aged 12 and 14

Hopes for Singapore

  • A united people best guaranteed by a Parliament reflecting society’s diversity of viewpoints and experiences, emerging from fair and transparent electoral processes.
  • Stable politics through developing a responsible alternative party to protect the national interest if the ruling party falters, rather than the risky option of one-party dominance.
  • A Singapore that can navigate disruptive economic and geopolitical change, not by replicating past policies but by being attuned to global trends and innovating in policy-making.

General Election 2020

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