Women's Forum Asia 19


Annie Koh

Singapore Management University

Vice President, Business Development & Academic Director, Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute


Professor Annie Koh is Vice President of Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, Professor of Finance (Practice) at Singapore Management University (SMU). She is also the Academic Director for two-university level institutes – the Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute. Her previous portfolios at SMU included 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 is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on New Education and Work Agenda and, a board member of Keppel Prime US REIT, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore Pte Ltd, and Family Firm Institute, Inc. In addition, she chairs the finance and investment committee of GovTech Singapore Board, and the Asian Bond Fund 2 Supervisory Committee of Monetary Authority of Singapore. She has been an appointed board member of Singapore’s Central Provident Fund since 2012 and served on the SkillsFuture HR Sectoral Tripartite Committee, HR Certification Taskforce and a Customs Advisory Council member. Annie is also a lead independent director of Health Management International Ltd and advises a number of startup firms such as Stashaway and Staff-on-Demand. Annie served on K1 Ventures board from 2013 to 2017. A Fulbright scholar, Annie earned her PhD in International Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University (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. Annie is awarded the Singapore Public Administration Medal, Bronze (2010), Silver (2016), and the Adult Education Prism Award (2017) for her contributions to the education and public sectors.