List of National University of Singapore people

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The National University of Singapore has produced numerous notable alumni including 4 Singapore Presidents and Prime Ministers. This list included those who attended or graduated from the predecessor institutions: King Edward VII College of Medicine, Raffles College and the University of Singapore.

Alumnus Goh Chok Tong Singapore's second Prime Minister.
Alumnus Tony Tan (Singaporean president) Singapore's seventh President.
Alumnus S. R. Nathan Singapore's sixth and longest-serving President.
Alumnus Mahathir Mohamad 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Alumna Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization.
Alumnus Kishore Mahbubani Former President of the United Nations Security Council.
Alumna Ho Ching Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings and the wife of the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.

Notable alumni[edit]



Politics and government[edit]

  • Abdullah Tarmugi - Former Member of Parliament of East Coast GRC
  • Abdul Razak Hussein - Second Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Ahmed Inaz - Former Minister of Finance and Treasury of the Maldives
  • Alex Au - Gay Rights Activist
  • Amy Khor - Minister of State and Mayor of South West District of Singapore
  • Aubeck Kam - Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Information[11]
  • Benjamin Sheares - Second President of Singapore
  • Chan Heng Chee - Ambassador to United States[12]
  • Chay Wai Chuen - High Commissioner to Sri Lanka
  • Chen Su Lan - Physician, Philanthropist, Social reformer
  • Chia Yong Yong - Singaporean lawyer, disability advocate and a Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore
  • Cynthia Phua - Former Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC
  • Denise Phua - Politician and Disability Rights Activist
  • Edmund W. Barker - Former Member of Parliament, politician and lawyer
  • Edwin Tong - Politician and Lawyer
  • Eunice Olsen - Youngest Nominated Member of Parliament, Singapore
  • Faizah Jamal - Nominated Member of Parliament, Singapore
  • Geh Min - Former Nominated Member of Parliament, Singapore
  • Goh Chok Tong - Second Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore
  • Goh Keng Swee - Former Second Deputy Prime Minister
  • Grace Fu - Minister in the Prime's Minister's Office, Singapore
  • Halimah Yacob - Member of Parliament representing the Jurong GRC
  • Ho Geok Choo - Member of Parliament of West Coast GRC
  • Ho Peng Kee - Former Member of Parliament for Nee Soon East SMC
  • Hon Sui Sen - Former Member of Parliament and Minister of Finance
  • Howe Yoon Chong - Former Cabinet Minister
  • HRH Prince Sisowath Chivannariddh - Secretary of State of MFA, Under-Secretary of State for Tourism, Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Hri Kumar Sangaran - Member of Parliament of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  • Indranee Rajah - Member of Parliament of Tanjong Pagar GRC
  • Irene Ng - Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC
  • James Gomez - Member of Singapore Democratic Party
  • Janadas Devan - Chief of Government Communications at the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts
  • Janice Koh - Nominated Member of Parliament
  • Jessica Tan - Member of Parliament of East Coast GRC
  • Jose Arquimides Barojes - First Secretary, Embassy of Mexico
  • Josephine Teo - Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  • K. Shanmugam - Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Karpal Singh - Malaysian politician and National Chairman of the Democratic Action Party
  • Kunzang Lhamu - Under-Secretary for Planning, Bhutan
  • Lam Pin Min - Member of Parliament for Sengkang West SMC
  • Lee Yi Shyan - Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC
  • Lim Biow Chuan - Member of Parliament for Mountbatten SMC
  • Low Thia Kiang - Leader of Worker's Party and Member of Parliament of Aljunied GRC
  • Mahathir Mohamad - Physician, later fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Nguyen Thi Bich - Director-General, Ministry of Finance, Vietnam
  • Ng Eng Hen - Minister for Defense, Singapore
  • Noeleen Heyzer - United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Head of UNIFEM
  • Nicole Seah - Member of National Solidarity Party
  • Ong Keng Yong - Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia and former ASEAN Secretary-General
  • Ong Soh Khim - Nominated Member of Parliament
  • Phay Seng Whatt - Former Chairman of Public Service Commission
  • Pritam Singh - Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC
  • Rais Yatim - Minister for Information, Communications and Culture, Malaysia
  • S Jayakumar - Former Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and former Dean
  • S.R. Nathan - Former President of Singapore
  • Sam Tan (politician) - Member of Parliament (MP) for the Radin Mas SMC
  • Sebastian Teo - President of National Solidarity Party
  • Sha'ari Tadin - First Malay Member of Parliament
  • Simon Tensing de Cruz - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation
  • Sim Kee Boon - One of Singapore's pioneer civil servant
  • Sin Boon Ann - Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC
  • Sylvia Lim - Chairman of Worker's Party and Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC
  • Steve Chia - Treasurer of National Solidarity Party
  • Tan Cheng Bock - Former Member of Parliament
  • Tan Chuan-Jin - Minister of State in Singapore
  • Tan Soo Khoon - Former Member of Parliament
  • Teo Ho Pin - Member of Parliament of Bukit Panjang SMC
  • Tin Pei Ling - Member of Parliament
  • Toh Chin Chye - Former Deputy Prime Minister
  • Tommy Koh - Ambassador-at-Large and Chairman of the NUS Law Advisory Board
  • Tony Tan Keng Yam - President of Singapore and former Vice Chancellor of the National University of Singapore
  • Wong Kan Seng - former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Vanu Gopala Menon - Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations
  • Vivian Balakrishnan - Minister for Environment and Water Resources
  • Viswa Sadasivan - Nominated Member of Parliament
  • Yaacob Ibrahim - Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, also former faculty member
  • Yam Ah Mee - Chief Executive Director of the People's Association
  • Yaw Shin Leong - Treasurer of Worker's Party
  • Yee Jenn Jong - Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) of the 12th Parliament of Singapore
  • Yeo Guat Kwang - Member of Parliament
  • Zainul Abidin - Former Member of Parliament of Aljunied GRC
  • Zhou Weijiang - Vice-Mayor, Zhousan City, People’s Republic of China

Academia and education[edit]

Medicine and sciences[edit]



Media and arts[edit]

Notable faculty/former faculty[edit]

Kofi Annan National University Singapore's first Li Ka Shing Professor.[21]


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