Mr Lui Tuck Yew was appointed Minister for Transport on 21 May 2011. On 9 April 2015, he was also appointed as Second Minister for Defence. He was Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts from 1 November 2010 to 20 May 2011 and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs from 21 May 2011 to 31 July 2012.
Mr Lui was an SAF (Overseas) scholar, graduating with a degree in Chemistry from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in 1983. He subsequently served in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), rising to the position of Chief of Navy in 1999. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Military) in 2000.
Mr Lui was appointed Deputy Secretary (Land), Ministry of Transport, on 1 April 2004, a post he held concurrently with the appointment as Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore on 1 July 2003. He joined the Housing and Development Board (HDB) as Chief Executive Officer and was appointed Board Member in June 2005.
Mr Lui was elected as Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) and was appointed Minister of State, Ministry of Education on 30 May 2006. He became Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts on 1 April 2008. He was appointed as Acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts on 1 April 2009. Following the General Elections on 7 May 2011, Mr Lui was elected as Member of Parliament for Moulmein-Kallang GRC.
Mr Lui was born on 16 August 1961. He is married to Soo Fen and has two children. He enjoys travelling, reading, cricket, baseball and football.