The MTI is entrusted with a mission to promote Singapore’s economic growth and create jobs, so that Singaporeans can achieve an overall higher standard of living. It’s a noble aim, fraught with challenges but filled with opportunities and a deep sense of satisfaction, as these two officers can attest to.
By Becky Lo
When Joanna Tan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies in 2009, she was ready to take on the world.
Filled with that indefinable, fearless and unbridled enthusiasm that only the optimism of youth can provide, the then 24-year-old dived right into her first job at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and has never looked back since.
Now, the Nanyang Technological University graduate is the Assistant Director of the Emerging Markets Division (EMD), focused on finding ways to improve and eventually grow Singapore’s economic links with the Middle East and Africa.