Mr. Michael Koh

Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore



Mr Michael Koh is the Executive Fellow at the Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore, where he is involved in research, organisation of the World Cities Summit and Mayors Forum, capability development and international advisory projects.

He was previously the Head of Projects and Design at SC Global, overseeing both overseas and Singapore development projects. He served 6.5 years as CEO of the National Heritage Board (NHB) and 3.5 years as concurrent CEO of the National Art Gallery (NAGA). Before joining NHB, Michael held appointments at Singbridge Holdings and Mapletree Holdings, and was the Director of Urban Planning & Design at the Urban Redevelopment Authority and he spearheaded the city planning and urban design of Singapore’s Central Area.

Michael serves as a Board member on the National Library Board, and has served on the Boards of the NHB, Land Transport Authority, Singapore Tourist Promotion Board, Civil Service College, Hotel Licensing Board, Street and Building Naming Committee, and National Art Gallery. Michael chairs the Public Library Advisory Committee, and the Persons with Disability sub-committee.


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