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Peter Schoppert

Peter Schoppert

Director, NUS Press

Peter Schoppert started his career in publishing in Singapore. He was Editorial Director for illustrated book publisher Editions Didier Millet in the 1990s, conceiving landmark reference projects and producing photography books with artists like Raghu Rai, René Burri, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and others. He left books for digital publishing in 1996, when he helped start Pacific Internet, Singapore’s second Internet Services Provider. He later co-founded regional consumer online publisher, Asiacontent.com, where he served as SVP Business Development, and Publisher of CNET Asia, bringing the company to its NASDAQ IPO. He recovered from the dotcom boom-and-bust by helping to revive the fortunes of Singapore University Press, later National University of Singapore Press, starting in 2002.

After a six year interlude with leading strategic consultancy, McKinsey & Company, and one year running his own new media consulting practice, he returned to NUS Press as Director in September 2012. NUS Press is Singapore’s only university press, publishing books and journals in Asia-related social sciences and humanities.

In 2013, Peter was co-opted into the Executive Committee of the Singapore Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA), and in 2014 he was elected President of the Association, re-elected in 2016. Peter is a frequent public speaker on publishing, digital media and cultural matters. He has written for newspapers, magazines and journals like *Far Eastern Economic Review*, *The Straits Times*, *Art Asia Pacific*, and *Inter-Asian Cultural Studies*. He recently served a three-year term as Chair of Singapore’s Public Art Appraisal Committee. He served on the Board of the Substation, Singapore's first independent arts centre, from 2006 to 2014.

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