Prof Koh Lian Pin

Associate Vice President & Chief Sustainability Scientist
National University of Singapore

Professor Koh Lian Pin is Associate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Scientist at the National University of Singapore. He oversees and champions sustainability-related research at the University through a whole-of-university strategy that bridges academia, policy, industry and civil society. Prof Koh is presently also the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Conservation, Vice Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Science, Director of the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, and Director of the Tropical Marine Science Institute.

Bringing 18 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. Prof Koh is one of the most highly cited conservation scientists in Asia, a TED-Global speaker, Founding Director of, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.