PROFESSOR LILY KONG
President, Singapore Management University
Member of the Public Service Commission Public Service Star
Since 2009, Professor Lily Kong has been lending the Public Service Commission (PSC) her experience in assessing and developing university students.
The PSC, which is in charge of selecting candidates for the top public sector scholarships each year, also ensures competent and committed officers are appointed to the top posts in the service, among other things.
Prof Kong, 55, who is Singapore Management University's fifth president and the first Singaporean to lead the 20-year-old university, said her work with the PSC over the past 11 years has been "nothing short of fulfilling". "In particular, it has been gratifying to see the multifaceted development of many of these talented individuals who go on to contribute to our country's continued growth and success," she said.
"It is a tremendous honour to receive this recognition, and a privilege to have been able to serve."
A full list of this year's National Day Award recipients is available at the PMO website.