Ms Celestine Khoo
Senior Director, Venture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

As the Senior Director, Venture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Celestine and her team collaborate with faculty, the technology transfer team and external partners to support aspiring entrepreneurs within the University and in the community to incubate their ideas, build ventures and connect with a wide range of players in the startup ecosystem. She has more than 25 years of public policy and intrapreneurial commercial experience. She had first qualified as a chartered accountant before working with corporates to tap the capital markets as an investment banker at DBS and UBS. She subsequently joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore when it set up a dedicated promotion arm as a strategic initiative to develop Singapore as a global financial centre. After spearheading the capital markets and treasury development policy and promotion initiatives, she moved internally to manage the official foreign reserves by investing across a range of asset classes. She then ran the Asia business of a Fortune 500 financial services group and was concurrently the country head of the Singapore office.
Celestine graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree (Distinction) from Cass Business School, London, under the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Scholarship.