Ms K Thanaletchimi

1st Vice President

Organisation: NTUC Women’s Committee

Ms. K Thanaletchimi is an elected Vice President of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Central Committee, and President of the Healthcare Services Employees’ Union. Ms K Thanaletchimi is also Honorary Secretary of the Executive Board of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) for the term 2018 to 2020, during which she is active as a member for the Seeds of Change fund.

Concurrently, she chairs the Labour Movement’s Healthcare Cluster, NTUC Women’s Committee, and NTUC Training Committee (Essential Domestic Services). Representing workers and the Labour Movement, Ms K Thanaletchimi sits in several government agencies, national institutions and tripartite committees, such as the Families for Life Council, MediShield Life Council and People’s Association Board.

A veteran unionist, Ms K Thanaletchimi was a Nominated Member of Parliament from 2016 to 2018, during which she leveraged her extensive union work experience to address the issues and challenges faced by workers in Singapore, with an emphasis on women, family, and healthcare issues. In recognition of her contribution and service to advance the interests and welfare of workers, she received the National Day Award (Public Service Medal) in 2019.

Aligned with NTUC’s efforts, Ms K Thanaletchimi continues to champion for workers and plays an integral role in supporting working women in areas of Flexible Work Arrangements and Women Leadership Development.

Ms K Thanaletchimi graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia with a Master’s Degree in Health Science Management, and the University of Bradford in United Kingdom with a Bachelor Degree of Science (Honours). She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Quality Assurance and Management, an Advanced Diploma in Strategic Marketing and a Diploma in Chemical Process Technology from the Singapore Polytechnic. In addition, she received a Diploma in Industrial Relations from the Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies.