Prof. Lian Pin Koh brings 18 years of international research experience in 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 the Director of the University’s Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, as well as the Director of the University’s Tropical Marine Science Institute. Additionally, Prof. Koh is one of Asia’s most highly cited conservation scientists, 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.