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Khoo Boon Hui

Mr Khoo Boon Hui served as President of INTERPOL from 2008 to 2012.

Born in Singapore in 1954, Mr Khoo has more than 30 years of police experience as well as recognized expertise in organizational management.

He began his career in the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in 1977 and served as Commissioner of the Singapore Police from 1997 to 2010. Under his leadership, the SPF helped Singapore consistently maintain low crime rates and earn a reputation as one of the safest cities in the world. Mr Khoo’s previous positions at the SPF include Deputy Commissioner of Police, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department and Police Chief of Staff. On 1 Feb 2010, he was appointed the Senior Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In 2006, Mr Khoo was elected to the INTERPOL Executive Committee as Vice-President for Asia. During his two years in the post, he actively worked to strengthen ties between INTERPOL and Southeast Asian police forces, culminating in the signing of a Declaration of Cooperation between ASEANAPOL and INTERPOL in June 2007.  In October 2008, he was elected President of INTERPOL.  

Mr Khoo holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Engineering Science and Economics from the University of Oxford. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and has received numerous international honours and local awards.