Blockchain Association Singapore Announces Appointment of Annie Koh, Emeritus Professor of Finance (Practice) at Singapore Management University, to Advisory Board
- His appointment will be empower BAS with extensive experience in finance, academia, and governance to drive blockchain adoption and development
- The appointment will expand the Blockchain Association Singapore’s current advisory board to Four members
SINGAPORE, August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) today announced the appointment of Annie KoEmeritus Professor of Finance (Practice) at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (EMS), as a member of its advisory board. Professor Koh brings with her extensive experience in the financial and academic sectors. His appointment also coincides with growing institutional interest, growing demand for talent, and tougher regulations in the digital asset industry. Professor Koh’s appointment will expand the current BAS Advisory Board to four members.
Professor Koh is a renowned speaker, commentator and financial expert, currently serving as Chairman of Prime US REIT, a SingaporeInvestment trust focused on income-producing stable office assets in the United States. She also holds concurrent independent director roles of AMTD IDEA GROUP, PBA Group, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore and Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. Prior to her current board appointments, she previously served on the boards of government entities GovTech and CPF, as well as HMI and K1 Ventures.
A highly sought-after financial expert, Professor Koh is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Work, Wages and Job Creation. She also chairs the Supervisory Committee of the Asian Bond Fund 2 for the Monetary Authority of Singaporeand is a member of the committee of that of Singapore Customs Advisory Council and HR Transformation Advisory Group.
Professor Koh also devotes her time to sharing financial knowledge within private sector advisory firms such as Flexxon Pte Ltd. and TOP International Holding Pte Ltd, as well as startups such as Dedoco, Elevate Tech, Hyperscal Solutions Pte Ltd, Pyxis Maritime Pte Ltd. , RABC Holdings Pte Ltd, StashAway and SWAT Mobility. She has also been a member of the investment committee of iGlobe Partners since July 2010advisor to CUBE3 Ventures since October 2021and Asia Food Sustainability Fund since February 2022. Believing in giving back to the community she comes from, she also advises non-profit organizations such as Cyber Youth Singapore and WWF Singapore.
Professor Koh has also held leadership positions at EMS, with her roles as Vice President of Business Development; Professor of the V3 Group in Family Entrepreneurship; academic director of the Business Families Institute and the International Trading Institute; Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and Dean, Office of Executive and Professional Education prior to her current appointment as Emeritus Professor of Finance.
Commenting on the nomination, Mr. Chia Hock Laico-chairman of the Blockchain Association Singapore, said: “Singapore is known to be a jurisdiction with high standards, strict regulations and transparent advice on digital assets. Teacher at Annie Koh the experience will be a valuable asset in our journey towards construction Singapore as the premier blockchain hub, enabling professionally skilled players to discover solutions and promote best practices in a collaborative, open and transparent manner.”
Speaking on his nomination, Professor Emeritus Annie Ko said: “Blockchain technology is perhaps one of the most exciting developments of recent times, having the potential to transform many industries due to its use cases. It is an honor to join the council advisory board of Blockchain Association Singapore and to play my role in the development of the blockchain ecosystem in Singapore and the region.”
About Blockchain Association Singapore
The Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) seeks to empower its members and the community to leverage blockchain and scalable technologies for business growth and transformation. The Association is designed to be an effective platform for members to engage with multiple stakeholders – both regional and international – to discover solutions and promote best practices in a collaborative, open and transparent manner.
It aims to promote knowledge of blockchain and create a strong talent pool for the digital economy by Singapore. BAS also aims to accelerate the development of blockchain companies operating or entering Singaporeand their subsequent integration and acceleration into the Singapore blockchain ecosystem.
For more information, please visit https://singaporeblockchain.org/.