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Sustainability Director, Singapore

Joelle Chen is Sustainability Director, Singapore at Lendlease, focused on the implementation of Asia’s sustainability strategy in Singapore through leveraging technical skills/best practices, company capabilities and best practices along with industry connections and external partnerships.

Her expertise is in stakeholder engagement and ecosystem development in the area of sustainable built environment and smart cities. She was the first Asia Pacific Head for World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), spearheading the adoption of global initiatives promoting net zero carbon and healthier buildings in the region. Her time at WorldGBC saw 25% more APAC Green Building Councils commit to net zero transformation in their countries.

Joelle previously headed the Smart Sustainable Cities team at the Economic Development Board, driving public-private partnerships through innovation platforms i.e. “Living Labs”, and started the conversation in embodied carbon in 2014 by pioneering an industry-first innovation consortium.

Joelle is a registered architect and draws on 15 years of experience in different parts of the green buildings and smart cities ecosystem. She holds a Masters in Architecture from the National University of Singapore, and a MBA from the Singapore Management University.