Professor Yaacob Ibrahim

Professor Yaacob Ibrahim is currently a professor of engineering at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) where he is also the Advisor to the President of SIT. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Stanford University in 1989.

Professor Yaacob has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1997 and retired from politics in 2020. He previously held the portfolios of Minister in the Ministries of Communications and Information; Environment and Water Resources; and Community Development and Sports over a span of 16 years since 2002. He was also the Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs from 2002 to 2018; and Minister in charge of Cyber Security from 2015 to 2018.