Prof Koh Lian Pin

Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions
National University of Singapore

Prof. Koh brings 16 years of international research experience in the field of sustainability and environmental science, having 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.

In 2020, Prof. Koh returned to Singapore under the National Research Foundation’s Returning Singaporean Scientists scheme to join the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore. He is also Director of the University’s Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, which seeks to produce cutting-edge science to inform climate policies, strategies and actions in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

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 has most recently been appointed a nominated Member of Parliament.