Lin Chung Ying is Honorary Senior Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.
Lin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Second Class (Upper) in History from the University of Singapore in 1970. He read International Relations at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, on a Netherlands Government scholarship in 1971/72. Under the Fulbright programme, he obtained a Masters (Law and Diplomacy) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA in 1978.
Lin joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1970. He was posted as Second Secretary in the Singapore High Commission in Wellington from 1972 to 1975. From 1975 to 1977, he served as Deputy Director in the ASEAN Division, MFA. He was Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia section of the Political Division, MFA from 1978 to 1980. He worked as Deputy Director (Special Duties), being the staff officer to the Permanent Secretary (Foreign Affairs), from 1981-82. He served as Counsellor in the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur from 1982 to 1986. He was seconded to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the People’s Association between 1986 and 2007.
Lin was appointed Director (Special Duties) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 January 2008 and held this appointment and also the position of Senior Fellow in the MFA Diplomatic Academy until his posting to Mumbai as Consul General on 8 August 2010. He completed his posting as Consul General in Mumbai on 1 November 2013. On 2 December 2013, Lin joined the Institute of South Asian Studies, as Diplomat-in-Residence. He held this position until 1 Dec 2014. He was appointed Honorary Senior Fellow, ISAS, from 2 Dec 2014.
Lin currently works as Special Consultant, National Security Coordinating Secretariat (NSCS), PMO.