Mr Ko Kheng Hwa was appointed to the Board in May 2016. He is currently Senior Advisor to Accenture in China. He is the Lead Independent Director of Singapore public-listed iX Biopharma Ltd and a member of the SIM University Advisory Board. As a corporate advisor, he also provides advisory services to companies and governments.
Mr Ko has more than 30 years of leadership, business and international experience. Public sector leadership positions held by him included Managing Director of Economic Development Board, CEO of JTC Corporation and CEO of National Computer Board. Business sector leadership appointments held included CEO of Singbridge International Singapore Pte Ltd (a Temasek-linked company), CEO Sustainable Development & Living Business Division of Keppel Corporation Ltd, Group CEO of Ying Li International Real Estate Ltd, Chairman of Arcasia (now Ascendas) Land Singapore Pte Ltd, Director of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co Ltd (China), Director of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co Ltd (China) and Chairman of the former NASDAQ-listed Pacific Internet Ltd.
Mr Ko’s academic and professional background includes: Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School; Masters in Management, MIT; BA (Honours) in Civil Engineering, Cambridge University; Fellow of Institution of Engineers Singapore and Fellow of Singapore Computer Society. A President Scholar, he was also awarded the Public Administration Gold Medal by the Singapore Government.