Koh Boon Hwee

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Koh Boon Hwee
Alma materImperial College of Science and Technology, University of London
Harvard Business School
OccupationChairman, 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.[1]


Koh was appointed Chairman of the Singapore Telecom Group in 1986 and then joined the Singapore Airlines board in March 2001.[1]

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.[1]

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 2010. His replacement is Peter Seah.[1]

At the 2008 National Day Awards, Koh was awarded the Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang (Distinguished Service Order).[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Nanyang Technological University Profile". Nanyang Technological University. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ National Day Awards 2008[permanent dead link], Koh Boon Hwee, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nanyang Technological University[dead link]