J. Y. Pillay

Singaporean Businessman

Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay (born 30 March 1934), also known as J. Y. Pillay, is a Singaporean politician and businessman.[1] He was the Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) from 2005 to 2019. He was Acting President of Singapore between 1 September 2017 until 13 September 2017.[2]

J. Y. Pillay

Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers
In office
September 2005 – 2 January 2019
Preceded bySim Kee Boon
Succeeded byEddie Teo
President of Singapore
In office
1 September 2017 – 13 September 2017
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
Preceded byTony Tan Keng Yam
Succeeded byHalimah Yacob
Personal details
Born (1934-03-30) 30 March 1934 (age 90)
Klang, British Malaya
Beatrice Rasammah
(m. 1963)
Alma materImperial College London


  1. "J. Y. Pillay a pioneer in public, private sectors". The Straits Times. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. "Pillay takes on role of acting president". The Straits Times. Retrieved 8 September 2017.