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Former Singapore Police Chief and President of Interpol Joins Arcanum as Senior Advisor

February 14, 2020

London, February 14, 2020 – Arcanum, a global Intelligence company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings, announced today that Boon Hui Khoo, former president of INTERPOL and retired Commissioner of the Singapore Police Force, has joined Arcanum as Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Ron Wahid. In addition to his role at Arcanum, Mr. Khoo will continue to act as Senior Fellow at the Civil Service College in Singapore. 

“We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Khoo as a Senior Advisor. His experience in law enforcement and intelligence, particularly counterterrorism, policing, and technological crime, will be an invaluable asset to Arcanum’s Law Enforcement and Global Investigations Operations,” said Arcanum Chairman Mr. Wahid. 

Mr. Khoo has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and organizational management, having served in a number of leadership roles at both national and international levels, including as President of INTERPOL. 

“I feel honored to be joining Arcanum and its reputable team. I am looking forward to being a part of the Arcanum’s journey as it continues to expand in today’s dynamic geopolitical landscape, where the Company’s services have become increasingly pivotal,” said Mr. Khoo. 

After his retirement from the civil service, Mr. Khoo served as Senior Fellow, and previously as Senior Advisor, to the Ministry of Home Affairs, in 2016 and 2015 respectively. From 2010 to 2014, he was Senior Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs. While in this role, in 2013, he concurrently took on the appointment of Director of the Institute of Leadership and Organization Development at the Civil Service College. 

Mr. Khoo was Commissioner of the Singapore Police Force from 1997 to 2010 and from 2008 to 2012, he was the President of INTERPOL, following his post at the international organization as Vice President for Asia from 2006 to 2008. 

Vice-Chairman of Arcanum and former Director-General of the UK National Crime Agency, Keith Bristow, who has worked with Mr. Khoo for many years stated, “I admire and respect his huge personal contribution to law enforcement through a long and distinguished career. He is an outstanding professional and I look forward to working with him as a member of Arcanum’s leadership team.” 

Mr. Khoo chairs the Interpol Working Group on Governance and the Milipol Asia-Pacific Conference. He holds advisory and board positions in banking, healthcare, security, cybersecurity and philanthropy. He is the Chairman of the Cybersecurity Advisory Group to the Minister-in-Charge of Cybersecurity, the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Quality Award Governing Council and also a 

member of the Casino Regulatory Authority’s board, National Cybersecurity R&D Programme International Advisory Panel and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Additionally, he advises Singapore start-ups Sing Home Track and Cognifyx. 

He received a BA from Oxford University and an MA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Additionally, he attended a management program at Wharton, and holds numerous international honors and local awards. For his contribution to the police service, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1992, the Long Service Medal in 1998, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2003 by The President of Singapore. 


About Magellan Investment Holdings 

Magellan Investment Holdings is an investment holding company with a global diversified portfolio of investments, covering a wide range of sectors including financial services, energy and natural resources, aerospace, defense, information technology, and real estate. Magellan is the parent company of its operating subsidiaries – RJI Capital, a regulated financial services and merchant banking firm, Arcanum, a global intelligence company, and Magellan Asset Finance Limited (MAFL), a captive litigation fund. 

About Arcanum 

Arcanum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Investment Holdings, is a global intelligence company that provides a host of bespoke strategic intelligence services to government entities and the private sector across a range of industries. 

Arcanum’s team includes experts from intelligence, law enforcement, military, diplomacy, and legal backgrounds, with in-depth knowledge required to operate globally and discreetly on the largest multi-jurisdictional cases. In addition, Arcanum has exceptional intellectual resources with an executive leadership team that consists of senior leaders from the world’s most powerful intelligence and government agencies, including the U.S., U.K. and France. 

By maintaining a highly diversified intelligence and business network around the globe, Arcanum’s industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered from its offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Manama, Nur-Sultan, Paris, Washington, DC, and Zurich. 

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