Prof Koh Lian Pin
Prof. Koh is the Director of the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, a research centre that seeks to produce cutting edge-science to inform climate policies, strategies, and actions in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. He is also the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Chair Professor of Conservation at NUS, Vice Dean of Research at the Faculty of Science, and Director of NUS’ Tropical Marine Science Institute. He also currently servies as a Nominated Member of Parliament. Bringing 20 years of international research experience in the field of sustainability and environmental science, Prof. Koh returned to Singapore in 2020 under the National Research Foundation’s Returning Singaporean Scientists scheme to join the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS. He has worked in institutions across Switzerland, Australia, and the United States. He was formerly a Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at ETH Zurich, the Chair of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the University of Adelaide, and Vice President of Science Partnerships and Innovation at Conservation International Foundation. He is the Director of the University’s Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, the Director of the University’s Tropical Marine Science Institute and Co-Director of NUS Deltares. Prof Koh is also the Vice Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Science. Additionally, Prof. Koh is one of the most highly cited conservation scientists in Asia, a TED-Global speaker, Founding Director of ConservationDrones.org and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is also a nominated Member of Parliament.