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 President and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences.


As SMU's fifth President, Professor Kong is the first Singaporean to lead the 19-year old university, and 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 widely known for her research on religion, cultural policy and creative economy, urban heritage and conservation, and national identity.


An award-winning researcher and teacher, Professor Kong has received five international fellowship awards including the Commonwealth Fellowship Award and the Fullbright Fellowship Award. She has also won the Association of American Geographers Robert Stoddard Award for Distinguished Service (Geography of Religion and Belief Systems).


Prof Kong was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006.