Prof. Annie Koh

Advisor, Singapore

Prof. Annie Koh is the Vice President for Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University (SMU). A Practice Professor of Finance, Annie also holds the position of Academic Director of The Financial Training Institute (FTI), Centre for Professional Studies (CPS), International Trading Institute (ITI) and Business Families Institute (BFI) at SMU. 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, she serves on a number of councils, advisory boards and steering committees of regional and local economic, government and academic institutions.

If you don’t have patient capital to support new ideas and wait for these ideas to take on a life of their own, then there can be no innovation.

Annie is a recipient of the prestigious Singapore Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2010. She chairs the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Southeast Asia and the Asian Bond Fund 2 Supervisory Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She was recently appointed as a member of Singapore's MOE-WDA Skills Development Council representing SMU. Annie is a member of the Advisory Boards for the School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University and i3L Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences, as well as a board member and audit committee member of Singapore's Central Provident Fund, and a member of the Research and Publications Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She is also an independent director on the board of k1 Ventures Ltd and an advisor to a number of family businesses.

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, 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).