Bio – Professor Annie Koh, Vice-President, Business Development

ANNIE KOH (PhD, New York University)

Annie Koh is Vice President for Office of Business Development, and had previously served as Associate Dean of SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and then as Dean, Office of Executive & Professional Education. A Fulbright scholar, Annie earned her PhD in International Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University in 1988.

Annie is a notable conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator who serve on various advisory boards, governing councils and steering committees in the financial and government sectors. She chairs the Asian Bond Fund 2 Supervisory Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, is an Independent Director on the board of k1 Ventures Limited, on the investment committee of i-Globe, and is Advisor to a number of family businesses. She is member of the Research and Publications Committee of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the Advisory Council for the School of Economics and Management at Wuhan University, a Chief Judge for TAFEP fair employment awards 2014, and Chairs the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Southeast Asia. She is also a board member and a audit committee member for the Central Provident Fund Singapore, and an advisory member for i3L Indonesia.

Instrumental in bridging academia and the industry, Annie has spearheaded many major partnerships between SMU and the business world such as the Human Capital Leadership Institute in partnership with the Ministry of Manpower, the design of the international trading track within the Finance major of the business school in collaboration  with IE Singapore and industry partners, the Financial Training Institute for competency training, the BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre and the UOB-SMU Entrepreneurship Alliance.

Annie was also behind the successful Business Advisors Programme where retrenched professionals are matched with small local enterprises for short-term consultancy stints as well as the Foundation Training Programme to prepare fresh graduates for a career in local enterprises, a testament to her sharp pulse on the needs of the economy. Her strong connections to business leaders opened doors for corporate donors such as Credit Suisse and Emirates National Oil Company to contribute to SMU. Annie is a recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Bronze), a prestigious National Day Award for 2010.

Annie’s research interests are in Family Office and Family Business, Investor Behaviour, Alternative Investments, and Enterprise Risk Management. he played major contributing roles to several academic programmes in SMU such as the MBA, the Master of Science in Applied Finance and the Master of Science in Wealth Management and Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management & Leadership and Advanced Diploma in Private Banking. Her paper, An Analysis of Extreme Price Shocks and Illiquidity Among Systematic Trend Followers (2010), co-written with Bernard Lee and Cheng Shih-Fen was published in the Review of Futures Markets and the Social Science Research Network. Current projects she is working on include studies of Private Wealth Investor Behaviour, cases on Family Business and Family offices and the Asianisation of the Eugene F. Brigham and Michael C. Ehrhardt’s Financial Management: Theory & Practice text. Other academic articles of hers have been published in The Review of Future MarketsSIMEX Papers and Pulses. Annie is also author for International Enterprise Singapore’s book on Financing Internationalisation – Growth Strategies for Successful Companies (2004)which has been translated into Chinese and co-authored Financial Management: Theory and Practice, An Asia Edition (2014).


Last updated on 11 May 2017 .