Simon Chesterman is Vice-Provost (Educational Innovation) and the inaugural Dean of NUS College at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He continues to hold the position of Dean and David Marshall Professor at the NUS Faculty of Law, and in his appointment as Senior Director of AI Governance at AI Singapore. Prof Chesterman further serves as Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Co-President of the Law Schools Global League.

A Rhodes scholar, Prof Chesterman obtained his PhD in International Law from the University of Oxford in 2000 and has taught at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia and Sciences Po. From 2006 to 2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University (NYU) School of Law Singapore Programme. Prior to joining NYU, he worked as Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of United Nations (UN) Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He was previously at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.