Vikram Nair (born 18 July 1978) is a politician and lawyer from Singapore. A member of the country’s governing People’s Action Party (PAP), he has been a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency since 2011.
From 2002 to 2004, Nair worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He then joined the law firm Allen & Gledhill in 2005, where he worked in the Dispute Resolution Department. Since 2008, Nair has worked at the law firm Norton Rose.
From 2010 to 2011, Nair was the Vice-Chairman of Singapore’s Malayalam Language Education Society. He has also served on the committees of various other non-profit societies in Singapore.
Nair was elected to Parliament as an MP for the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) at the 2011 general election. He was a member of the PAP team in the constituency led by the Minister for Health, Khaw Boon Wan, which defeated the team from the Singapore Democratic Party by 84,252 votes (63.9%) to 47,605 (36.1%). Since the election, Nair has represented the Admiralty ward within the constituency.
Nair had his early education at Bedok Primary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Raffles Junior College. He then went on to Cambridge University on a Jardine Foundation Scholarship, where he read law at Trinity College. He was awarded the college’s Lizette Bentwich Prize for Law in 2002. He served as Director of Debating at the Cambridge Union Society from 2001 to 2002, and was ranked the No. 3 individual speaker at the 2002 World Universities Debating Championship in Toronto, Canada. In 2005, Nair completed a Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law at the National University of Singapore.
Mr Nair’s father, Mr Prabhakaran Nair, 62, (right) is a lawyer in private practice, while his mother, Elizabeth, 61, (left) is in private psychology practice. His parents are supportive of his move to join politics, even though it means they see him even less at home. Said Mrs Nair: “I usually ask him if he has eaten, if he has had enough rest, and what time he’ll be coming home for the day.