Professor Chan Heng Chee
Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities


Professor Chan Heng Chee is currently Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry and Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, SUTD. She is Chairman of the National Arts Council and a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights.

Professor Chan served as Singapore's Ambassador to the United States 1996-2012, Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations 1989-1991, and was concurrently High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico. 

She has received Honorary Degrees from the University of Warwick, the University of Newcastle (Australia), and the University of Buckingham. She holds a B.Soc.Sc (Hons) First Class from the National University of Singapore, a M.A. from Cornell University and a Ph.D from the University of Singapore.