Director, Industry Division
Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore
Aaron Maniam is a Singapore government official, having served in his country's Foreign Service, the Prime Minister's Office Centre for Strategic Futures and the Institute for Public Sector Leadership at the Civil Service College. Maniam was the founding Chairman of the National Youth Council Academy's Advisory Panel, served as President of Mendaki Club, a group of young Muslim professionals, and was Chairman of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) Youth Club. He is an adjunct faculty member of both the National University of Singapore's Scholars' Programme and the Singapore Management University School of Social Sciences. Maniam is an award-winning poet, trained facilitator of interfaith dialogue, active volunteer in international schools debating circles and a board member of various social enterprises in Singapore. In 2013-2014, he will be one of 60 Masters of Public Policy students at Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government.