Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry. She is Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Chairman of the National Arts Council (NAC). Ambassador Chan was appointed member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights in July 2012. She is a Trustee of the National University of Singapore and Member of the Yale-NUS Governing Board. Ambassador Chan is a Founding Director on the Board of the S Rajaratnam Endowment CLG Limited. She is Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council and a Member of the Executive Board of the Chinese Cultural Centre.
Ambassador Chan is a Trustee of the Asia Society, New York. She is also a Member of the International Advisory Group of MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (USA) and the International Advisory Panel of AXA Group, GIE AXA (Paris). Ambassador Chan served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States from July 1996 to 14 July 2012. She was Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1989 to 1991 and was concurrently High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico.