Professor Lily Kong
Member, Public Service Commission

Professor Lily Kong was appointed as a Member of the Public Service Commission in January 2009. 


Professor Kong is the Singapore Management University (SMU)'s fifth President, and the first Singaporean to lead the 20-year old university. She is also the first Singaporean woman to head a university in Singapore. She was previously Provost of SMU, Vice Provost and Vice President at the National University of Singapore (in various portfolios), and Executive Vice President (Academic) of Yale-NUS college.


Professor Kong is internationally known for her research on social and cultural change in cities, and has studied topics ranging from religion to cultural policy, creative economy, urban heritage and conservation, and smart cities. She has won research and book awards, including those from the Association of American Geographers and the Singapore National Book Development Council.


Professor Kong was awarded the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2020, and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006.