ANNIE KOH (PhD, New York University)
Professor Annie Koh is a renowned conference speaker, panel moderator, and commentator. Professor Koh is Vice President for Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Finance (practice) at the Singapore Management University (SMU). She is also the Academic Director of two university-level institutes – the Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute. She has previously held the positions of Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and Dean, Office of Executive and Professional Education, at SMU.
Professor Koh is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on New Education and Work Agenda. In addition, she chairs the finance and investment committee of GovTech board, and the Asian Bond Fund 2 supervisory committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She is currently also a board member of PBA Group, AMTD International Inc., Keppel Prime US REIT and Prudential Assurance Company Singapore Pte Ltd and serves on the HR Transformation Advisory Panel and chairs the TAFEP Awards. In 2019, Professor Koh was appointed as a member of Customs Advisory Council and advises a number of startup firms. Previous boards served on includes Singapore’s CPF, HMI and K1 Ventures.
Professor Koh received a Ph.D. degree in International Finance with Fulbright scholarship from Stern School of Business, New York University in 1988. Her research interests are in Family Office and Family Business, Investor Behaviour, Alternative Investments and Enterprise Risk Management. She co-authored Financial Management: Theory and Practice, An Asia Edition (2014), and Financing Internationalisation – Growth Strategies for Successful Companies (2004), and author of a number of Asian family business cases and survey reports. She was awarded the bronze and silver Singapore Public Administration medal in 2010 and 2016, respectively, and the Adult Education Prism Award in 2017 for her contributions to the education and public sectors.