Asia Pacific Summit Program Committee


Director, NUS Cities and Practice Professor, College of Design and Engineering
ULI Asia Pacific

Programme Committee Chair

Mr Khoo Teng Chye is Practice Professor jointly with the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Design and Environment. He was the Executive Director for the Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development (MND), Singapore, since 2010 till December this year, and continues to be a Fellow at CLC.

He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)(1992 to 1996), Chief Executive Officer/Group President of PSA Corporation(1996 to 2002),President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree Investments and Managing Director (Special Projects) of Temasek Holdings(2002 to 2003) and Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency(2003 to 2011).

He sits on the Boards of the Tropical Marine Science Institute of National University of Singapore (NUS), Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies (NUS), the National University Health System Pte Ltd (NUHS), and is Chairman of the NUSDeltares Governing Board. He is a member of the NTU Graduate Advisory Committee and of the Monash University Commission on Intermediate Cities. He serves as a member of the Development Projects Advisory Panel (DPAP) set up by Ministry of Finance (MOF). He is an advisor to the Land Transport Authority and the East Coast Town Council. He is an advisor to the Pictet Bank (Switzerland) Smart City Advisory Fund, and Chairman, Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific Executive Committee (wef 1July 21). He is a Senior Fellow of the URA Academy, a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineers, and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.

Mr Khoo graduated with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from Monash University, Australia. A President-cum-Colombo Plan Scholar, he also holds a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2018, the Public Administration (Gold) in 1996 and the Public Administration (Silver) in 1987 by the Singapore government. He was also conferred the Meritorious Service Award by the National Trade Union Congress in 2008.