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Warren Fernandez

Warren Fernandez

Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings

Warren Fernandez is Editor of The Straits Times, Singapore's largest selling English daily newspaper. He joined the paper in 1990 as a political reporter and rose to become News Editor. He later also served as Foreign Editor and Deputy Editor. He left to join Royal Dutch Shell in 2008 as a Global Manager for its Future Energy project, before returning to the paper in February 2012 as its editor.


He graduated with First Class Honours from Oxford University, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and also has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Both degrees were obtained on Singapore Press Holdings scholarships.


He has written several books, including Lee Kuan Yew: the Man and his Ideas;  Thinking Allowed: Fear, Politics and Change in Singapore; Without Fear or Favour: 50 years of the Public Service Commission; Our Homes: 50 years of housing a nation; Men for Others; and most recently, Lead Your Life! He was also part of the editorial team that assisted Mr Lee Kuan Yew with his two part memoirs, The Singapore Story.

He had served on various national committees, including the Cost Review Committee, the Remaking Singapore committee, Singapore 21, and Compass, as well as on boards of directors for the National Environment Agency, the Civil Service College, and the Energy Studies Institute. Currently he is a board member of the National Parks Board and the National Heritage Board.

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