Koh Boon Hwee

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Koh Boon Hwee
Alma mater Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London
Harvard Business School
Occupation Chairman, Yeo Hiap Seng
Chairman, Far East Orchard[1]

Koh Boon Hwee, DUBC is a businessman from Singapore.


Koh was educated at Saint Andrew's School, Singapore. He went on to receive a first class honours degree in mechanical engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, and an MBA (Distinction) from the Harvard Business School.


Koh was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Telecom Group in 1986 and then joined the Singapore Airlines board in March 2001.

He served as Chairman of the SIA Engineering Company; a Director of Agilent Technologies Inc, [Four Soft Ltd] and Norelco UMS Holdings Limited; Executive Director of MediaRing Limited and Tech Group Asia Limited. He serves on the boards of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited as a Director; AAC Acoustic Technologies Holdings Ltd and Infiniti Solutions Private Limited. He is also a Council Member of the Singapore Business Federation.

On 1 January 2006, Koh became chairman of DBS Bank. He joined DBS as a director on 15 June 2005. He will be stepping down from his current post on 30 April. His replacement is Peter Seah.[2]

At the 2008 National Day Awards, Koh was awarded the Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang (Distinguished Service Order).[3]