Kok Beng

NEO, Kok Beng

Adjunct Associate Professor


Educational Qualifications

  • Executive Cert in Innovation & Strategy, MIT
  • B.Eng (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • MBA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Corporate Experience

  • Guangzhou Meizhou Municipal Government
  • Asahi Glass Corporation
  • Nestle
  • My First Skool (MFS), NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited, Singapore
  • OCBC Bank
  • Citibank
  • African Development Bank
  • iCentre, Brunei
  • Singapore Technologies Electronics (ST Electronics), Singapore
  • Management Skills Centre, Temasek Holdings

Research / Teaching Areas

Innovation Diplomacy

Innovation Entrepreneurship

Innovation Strategy

Innovation Policy


  • LLP, Lean Launchpad @ Singapore
  • EE3031, Innovation & Enterprise 1
  • TR3001 (BBA, Undergraduates), New Product Development
  • BMA5530 (MBA), Design Thinking & Business Innovations
  • BMA5527 (MBA), Technology Transfer & Commercialization
  • IFED (Executive Education), Innovation for Economic Development (Harvard)

Membership & Professional Activities

  • Technical Resource Panel, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
  • International Advisory Board, MEOBIO - Accelerating Health Care Entrepreneurship, Government of Catalonia & Barcelona City Council, Spain
  • Founder & Chairman, Humanitarian Engineering Alliance (HEAL)
  • Judging Panel, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award
  • Fellow, Vice-President & Council Member:Institution of Engineers, Singapore
  • Member, Sport Media Business Group:Singapore Sports Council - Media Development Authority
  • Resource Panel, Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Trade & Industry
  • Humanitarian Policy Forum (United Nations), UN - OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
  • Affiliate Faculty (Harvard Kennedy School), Science, Technology & Globlization Program
  • Academic Committee & Faculty, Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Programme
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