Director, Research & Projects, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

An environmental engineer by training, Koh has 22 years of experience in business development and account management in the fields of research, product development, and technology business. Koh has had a variety of assignments spanning industries from speciality chemical, environment and maritime clean energy. He has intimate knowledge of the workings of the R&D business, having had the “triple helix” experience working in the industry, government, and academic institutions. 

Koh’s research interests include decarbonisation of the maritime sector and commercialisation of technologies. At GCMD, he helps to develop impactful projects to accelerate the implementation of decarbonised maritime solutions, including the shaping of relevant standards. 

Prior to GCMD, he was assistant centre director and senior research fellow at the Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development (MESD) centre at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), where he charted the strategic research roadmap and partnerships, successfully delivering key projects and outcomes that advanced the knowledge of the low-carbon alternative energy landscape for maritime Singapore. He was also behind the successful Maritime Clean Energy Research Program, was the primary driver for NTU’s Maritime Energy Testbed Initiative, and was the initiator and part of the startup team of the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore Initiative. 

Koh graduated from NUS with B.Eng (Env), Hons in 2001. He obtained his MBA from BI Norwegian School of Management and Fudan University at Shanghai in 2007, with a best in class award.