Ambassador Chan Heng Chee

Chairman, National Arts Council and Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is Ambassador-at-Large with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She chairs the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design.  She is Chairman of the National Arts Council, a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, a Member of the Constitutional Commission 2016, a Member of the Presidential Elections Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council, a Member of the Science of Cities Committee, National Research Foundation and a Member of the Advisory Council on the Ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and Data, Ministry of Communications and Information.

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.  She serves as a Member of the Executive Board of the China Cultural Centre.

She is Global Co-Chair of the Asia Society.

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.

Ambassador Chan received a number of awards including The Public Administration Medal (Gold); The Meritorious Service Medal; The Distinguished Service Order; Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Letters from the University of Newcastle, Australia and the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom); and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom).

When Ambassador Chan left Washington at the end of her appointment, she received the Inaugural Asia Society Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award, the inaugural Foreign Policy Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award 2012 and the United States Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.