Professor CHAN Heng Chee
Ambassador-at-Large & Professor
Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is Ambassador-at-Large with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She was appointed a member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights in 2012. Ambassador Chan is Chairman, Board of Trustees, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) the premier multi disciplinary research institute on Southeast Asia in the region. She is the Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council and a Member of the Science of Cities Committee, (National Research Foundation).

Ambassador Chan is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and a Member of the Yale-NUS Governing Board. In August 2022, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the University of the Arts Singapore. She is Global Co-Chair of Asia Society. She sits on the governing board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden. She is a member of the Council of Urban Initiatives led by LSECities, UCLIPP and UN Habitat. Previously, she was Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States and Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico.