• Institute of China Studies
  • chinastudies@um.edu.my

Associate (Sustainability), Singapore Institute of International Affairs




Ms Yu-Leng KHOR is an Oxford University and LSE-trained business economist. She has worked in the financial and agribusiness sectors, with a Southeast Asia focus. She incorporates big data, geospatial analytics and social listening in this work, as well as deep-dive market intelligence. As a commodity economist she specializes in sustainable supply-chains (palm, wood, sweeteners, biomass-renewables etc.) and frontier markets for corporate, government agency and NGO projects. She is Associate (Sustainability) at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and Associate at Barry Callebaut-ETH Zurich’s High Carbon Stock Approach machine learning project. She was Visiting Fellow at the ISEAS-Yushof Ishak Institute of Singapore in 2013, and regional Research Head for agro-commodity economic consultant LMC International Ltd (2014-2017; advising Fortune 500 global brand names and commodity groups), and a lead economist on the 2017 palm oil study for the EU Commission. Yu Leng has articles and book chapters published about sustainability, smallholder socio-economics and regional development. Her latest research interests include the politics of floods and fires in Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, and the policy and big data evolution of sustainable supply-chains. She is an expert on data-driven strategic analysis for effective communication on the international stage.

Last Update: 05/04/2023