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Born in Singapore in 1954, Mr Khoo has more than 30 years of police experience as well as recognised expertise in organisational management.
He began his career in the Singapore Police Force in 1977, after a short stint in the Singapore Armed Forces and was its Commissioner from 1997 to 2010. He also served as President of INTERPOL from 2008 to 2012. After his stint in the Police, Mr Khoo was appointed the Senior Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2010 to 2014. He concurrently assumed the appointment of Director of the Institute of Leadership and Organisation Development, Civil Service College in 2013. Upon his retirement from the Government, Mr Khoo was appointed the Senior Advisor and subsequently Senior Fellow of the Ministry of Home Affairs on contracts which ended in 2016. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Civil Service College and the Home Team Academy.
He is an Advisor to INTERPOL, Singapore’s National Cybersecurity R&D Programme, Standard Chartered Bank UK’s Board Financial Crime Risk Committee and Palo Alto Networks’ Public Sector Council. He is also a member of the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace and of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. He was Chairman of Technology Against Crime, the organiser of the International Forum on Technologies for a Safer World, based in France; and served on the Independent Commission on the Future of UK Policing, as well as the World Economic Forum Meta-Council on the Illicit Economy. He co-chaired the first three US-Singapore Law Enforcement Homeland Security and Safety Co-operation Dialogue with his counterparts from the US Department of Justice and the first two ASEAN Senior Officials’ Roundtable on Cybercrime as well as the Singapore Safe City testbed initiative.