KOH Eng Kiong

Director, Research & Projects

A passionate manager with 22 years of experience in business development and account management of research, product development, and technology business. Koh's background is in environmental engineering, and he has had a variety of assignments spanning industries from speciality chemical, environment and maritime clean energy. He has intimate knowledge of the working of R&D business and the “triple helix” working experience in the industry, government, and academic institutions. 


Koh’s research interests include decarbonisation of the maritime sector and technology commercialisation. He helps to develop impactful projects at GCMD to accelerate the implementation of decarbonised maritime solutions, includes the shaping of relevant standards. Previously, he was the assistant director and senior research fellow at the Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development (MESD) centre at Nanyang Technological University. He managed the operation and charted the strategic research roadmap and partnerships, successfully delivered key projects and outcomes in advancing the knowledge of the low-carbon alternative energy landscape for maritime Singapore. 


Prior to MESD, he managed the successful Maritime Clean Energy Research Program and was the primary driver for NTU’s Maritime Energy Testbed Initiative. He was also the initiator and startup team of the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore Initiative. 


Eng Kiong graduated from NUS with B.Eng (Env), Hons in 2001. He obtained his MBA from BI Norwegian School of Management and Fudan University at Shanghai in 2007, with a best in class award.