ANNIE KOH (PhD, New York University)
Annie Koh is Vice President for Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University (SMU). A Practice Professor of Finance, Annie also holds the position of Academic Director for two university level institutes – the Business Families Institute (BFI) and International Trading Institute (ITI). Her previous portfolio includes positions as Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Dean, Office of Executive & Professional Education.
A notable conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator, Annie serves on a number of councils, advisory boards and steering committees of regional and local corporate, government and academic institutions. She is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Regional Governance and is a board member of Family Firm Institute, Inc. Prof. Koh chairs the finance and investment committee on the board of GovTech Singapore, and serves on Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Board. She is also an independent director of k1 Ventures Ltd, and lead ID of Health Management International Ltd (HMI). Her appointment as a member of SkillsFuture HR Sectoral Tripartite Committee, HR Certification Taskforce, MOE-SSG Skills Development Council and chairs the Asian Bond Fund 2 Supervisory Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, is testament to her strong linkages to businesses, governments and society.
A Fulbright scholar, Annie earned her PhD in International Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University in 1988. Her research interests are in Family Office and Family Business, Investor Behaviour, Alternate 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). She is also author of a number of Asian family business cases and survey reports.
Annie is a recipient of the prestigious Singapore Public Administration Medal, Bronze in 2010 and Silver in 2016, for her contributions to education and public sector.