WorldGBC is excited to announce our first full-time Regional Manager for the Asia Pacific Regional Network – Joelle Chen.
Her appointment comes as a result of successful fundraising efforts led by the Asia Pacific Regional Network in 2016, and thanks to support from Founding Regional Partners AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and LG Electronics.
Joelle practiced as an architect before heading back to B-school for her MBA, focusing on marketing and strategy. She later headed up the Smart Sustainable Cities team at the Economic Development Board (in Singapore), and launched several industry initiatives for the Green Building sector, including a world first, multi- stakeholder platform called “Pre-Project Innovation Consortium”, championing integrative design approaches for sustainability.
Joelle thrives in the intersection of architecture, environmental sustainability, innovation and business, and is passionate about consistent experiences in brands, businesses and buildings.
She will be leading WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network of member Green Building Councils in 15 countries, which are focusing on strengthening the green building business case for investors, understanding the role that health, wellbeing and productivity plays in green buildings, and sharing best practice through the WorldGBC’sAsia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, among other initiatives.