30 Nov '16, 3pm

Tharman appointed chairman of G30

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam was on Wednesday (Nov 30) named chairman of the Group of Thirty (G30) consultative group, succeeding outgoing chairman and former European Central Bank (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet. Mr Tharman, who is also Singapore's Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, will serve a five-year term as G30 chairman. His term will begin on Jan 1, 2017. In a media statement, the chairman of the G30 board of trustees Jacob Frenkel said: "It is with great pleasure that the Group welcomes Tharman Shanmugaratnam as the next chairman of the G30. "We are confident that Tharman will successfully pursue the Group’s mission: To deepen understanding of key international economic and financial issues and, thereby, contribute to the quality of public policy decision making.” On his appointment, Mr Tharman said: "It will be ...

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