New face for CCK wants to push volunteerism
Mr Yee Chia Hsing, 44, has been unveiled as a the PAP's new candidate for the party's Chua Chu Kang GRC team.
He has been helping out in Chua Chu Kang since last month, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, who introduced Mr Yee at a press conference at the People's Action Party's Nanyang Branch on Sunday (Aug 16).
Growing up in Jurong, he went to Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College, before going on to study Accountancy at Nanyang Technological University where he graduated with First Class honours.
The Chua Chu Kang team, led by Mr Gan, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Social and Family Development Low Yen Ling and Mr Zaqy Mohamad.
Mr Yee is taking over the Nanyang ward from Mr Alvin Yeo, a senior counsel at Wong Partnership.
He is the Head of Catalist at CIMB Bank Singapore, where he is responsible for identifying and helping promising small and medium enterprises raise funds through listing on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
A father of two, he started volunteering in 2008 at the children's ward of St Andrew's Community Hospital.
He had been in warded there for two months when he was in Primary 1. That it had inspired him to give back so while he was between jobs in 2008, he took the opportunity to volunteer.
Making origami and playing Donkey Kong with the kids on the ward led to more community based work.
In 2011, he started helping out in grassroots at Chong Pang. From late 2014, he was branch chairman of the PAP's Punggol East branch.
Calling his deployment to Chua Chu Kang GRC a homecoming, he hopes to introduce a culture of volunteerism.
Ask about his favourite place in Singapore, he immediately said Marina Barrage.
"I always go there to fly kites with my kids and enjoy the wide open space," he said.