Boon Hui Khoo

Boon Hui Khoo JP

Alumnus and formerly Police Commissioner, Singapore


Boon Hui Khoo read Engineering Science and Economics at St John’s, matriculating as an Open Scholar in 1973 with Oliver Jacobs and John Kay as his tutors. He subsequently obtained his Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School and also studied at Wharton.

He returned to Singapore in 1976 and spent most of his career in policing and the civil service. He was Singapore’s Police Commissioner from 1997 to 2010 and INTERPOL’s President from 2008 to 2012. Following his retirement, he has served on various international commissions and working groups looking into cyber stability, UK policing, sports security and INTERPOL’s governance. He is a Justice of Peace and a Senior Fellow of Singapore’s Civil Service College and the Home Team Academy. He is also on the Executive Board of the Cyber Peace Institute based in Geneva and holds advisory and board positions in International Banking, Healthcare, Security, Technology and Philanthropy. He chairs a Digital Assets Exchange and the Governing Council of the Singapore Golf Association.

Besides being accorded National Honours by Singapore for his leadership in policing, he has been recognised for promoting bilateral and international policing relations by several countries, including knighthoods from Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and The Vatican, as well as the Order of Australia, Ordre National du Merite and Legion d’Honneur from France.