Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore and the Minister for Law. Previously he served as the Minister for Home Affairs. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1985 and in 1998 he was appointed Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Prior to accepting public office, Mr Shanmugam served in various committees and Boards, and was President of the Singapore Indian Development Association from between 2002 and 2009. Mr Shanmugam was educated at Raffles Institution and then read law at the NUS.