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PETER SCHOPPERT

Peter Schoppert is Director, NUS Press, the scholarly publisher of the National University of Singapore. He has made his career in Singapore in book publishing, digital publishing, strategic communications and management consulting.

He served as Editorial Director for illustrated book publishers Times Editions and then Editions Didier Millet, working across Southeast Asia. He helped start Sembawang Media, parent company of Singapore‘s second Internet Services Provider, Pacific Internet. He later co-founded regional consumer online publisher, Asiacontent.com, which had a NASDAQ IPO. He recovered from the dotcom boom-and-bust by helping to revive the fortunes of Singapore University Press, later NUS Press.

Peter worked at leading strategic consultancy, McKinsey & Company for six years, with his last role managing the Firm’s reputation risk across Asia. Peter served three terms as President of the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA). He remains on the SBPA Executive Committee, serves as Treasurer of the ASEAN Book Publishers Association, and is a member of the Copyright Working Group of the International Publishers Association. Peter was a member of the Judging Panel for the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) Awards 2007-11, served as Chair of Singapore’s Public Art Appraisal Committee from 2010 to 2014, and was Coach and Judge for the McKinsey-Mekong Business Plan Competition, 2006-2010.

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