Karen Tay Koh

Karen Tay Koh has extensive experience in private and public sector organizations in Finance, Healthcare and Education, with multiple assignments across the globe.


Karen is appointed to the Boards of HSBC Bank Singapore Limited, Manulife US Real Estate Management Pte Ltd, SGX-listed Banyan Tree Holdings, Red Pencil Singapore and BC Platforms AG, a world leader in genomic data management.  Previous board appointments include Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, EDB Investments, Singapore, Falck, Denmark, the largest privately-owned global ambulance and emergency services provider; and the Corporation of Northeastern University, Boston USA.


Karen was Deputy CEO of SingHealth from 2001-8, then Singapore’s largest public delivery network, and concurrently Deputy CEO of Singapore General Hospital from 2003.


The first 19 years of Karen’s career were in Singapore’s Ministry of Finance and agencies, primarily in fiscal policy, corporate regulation and international finance.


Karen holds a BA (Hons) Economics, University of Cambridge and a Master in Public Administration /International Tax Program (Certificate) from Harvard University. She was a Singapore President’s Scholar and Overseas Merit Scholar, and was awarded a Medal of Commendation by the National Trade Union Congress in 2008.