SPEAKERS

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DR LIU THAI-KER

CHAIRMAN - MORROW ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS  PTE LTD

Dr Liu Thai-Ker is the Founding Chairman of Morrow Architects & Planners Pte Ltd.  He was the Founding Chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities (2008-2020).  He was Director of RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd (1992-2017), CEO and Chief Architect of the Housing and Development Board (1969-1989) and CEO and Chief Planner of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (1989-1992).

 

He is often credited for implementing the successful public housing programme and urbanization of Singapore.  For these reasons, since he left the Singapore civil service, he has been invited to plan over 50 cities and many major architectural projects in countries such as China, Fiji, Russia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

 

Among his various international awards, he has also received The Singapore National Day Award – The Distinguished Service Order, The Singapore Design Council – Golden Jubilee Award and The Singapore Institute of Planners Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.

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CHAN HUI MIN

DIRECTOR - DP ARCHITECTS

Ms Chan Hui Min is a Director at DP Architects. In addition to running large-scale architectural and urban planning projects, she oversees the firm’s Design Intelligence department who shapes of the firm’s strategic direction for design technology research and BIM.

Her career spans multiple disciplines, including architecture, interior design, urban planning, and new media design. Her design experience in a broad range of project typologies often positions her in leadership roles for strategic development and design. Since joining the firm in 2005, she has been instrumental in running numerous large-scale architectural and urban planning projects in the Middle East, Turkey and India.

Hui Min graduated with Master of Architecture from Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at, Columbia University in 2000, and obtained a Master of Science in Sustainable Building Design from the University of Nottingham in 2015.

Her key project credits include Seef Lusail, a major waterfront master plan in Qatar; the urban redevelopment master plan of Okmeydani in downtown Istanbul; and Emaar Square, a large-scale mixed-use retail project in Istanbul. She is currently working on the redevelopment of the historic waterfront on the Golden Horn in Istanbul.

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JAMES CRABTREE

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE  -  THE LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

James Crabtree is a Singapore-based author and journalist, and an Associate Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.   His best-selling book, “The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age”, was released in mid-2018. It was short-listed for the FT / McKinsey book of the year.

 

Prior to academia, James worked for the Financial Times, most recently leading coverage of Indian business as Mumbai bureau chief, between 2011 and 2016. He is now a columnist for Nikkei Asian Review, and also a non-resident fellow at the Asia-Pacific programme at Chatham House.

 

At the Lee Kuan Yew School, James teaches graduate courses on leadership and communication, as well as the impact of the 2008 financial crisis. He is also a fellow at the school’s Centre on Asia and Globalisation.

 

Before joining the FT, James was a senior editor at Prospect, Britain’s leading monthly magazine of politics and ideas. He has written for a range of global publications, including the New York Times, the Economist, Wired, and Foreign Policy.

 

Prior to journalism, James was a senior policy advisor in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

 

He has worked for various think tanks in London and Washington DC, and spent a number of years living in America, initially as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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ROBERT MCINTOSH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, APAC - CBRE HOTELS

Robert McIntosh has over 30 year’s property experience, 20 of which are in hotels. The division services the hotels and leisure industry including resorts, golf courses, casinos, theme parks, pubs, hotels and motels.

Robert’s experience has been wide ranging in terms of geography, property type and skills. He has been involved in advisory, valuation, operator selection, consulting and sales assignments throughout the Asia Pacific region. In addition he has advised on the restructuring of various portfolios, due diligence assignments and the listing of real estate assets.

He has developed advanced financial models for commercial, retail and hotel properties. He has also been involved in numerous conference courses as a speaker and moderator. He has also provided expert evidence in respect of various property related matters. Robert also has considerable experience in related associations; he was a board member of the Sydney Visitors and Convention Bureau and has served on various professional committees of organisations such as the API and RICS.  

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DARREN ANSELL

DARREN ANSELL
DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT - VIRTUOUS RETAIL SOUTH ASIA (VRSA)

Darren Ansell is a Director, Development Management with Virtuous Retail South Asia (VRSA), an institutionally-backed developer-owner-operator of premium, community-oriented lifestyle destinations across India. Darren is responsible for driving various development, investment and other growth initiatives for the platform, and is currently leading a 4 million sf mixed-used city center development in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Darren has been based in Singapore since 2011. His was earlier with PGIM Real Estate, where he was involved with investment management and development activities across Asia Pacific. Darren commenced his career as an architect, working across sectors and geographies, primarily in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Auckland, a Postgraduate Certificate in Real Estate Investment & Finance from the University of Reading, and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He has also qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with the RICS. Darren is an active ULI member, and sits on the planning committee of the ULI NEXT Singapore chapter.

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STEVE MELHUISH

FOUNDER - PROPERTYGURU 

Steve has 28 years’ experience building businesses, including 3 start-ups - most recently PropertyGuru, a profitable tech unicorn. He is an angel investor/advisor (25 startups) and VC partner (Wavemaker Partners). He is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader who has supported the development of South East Asia’s start-up ecosystem over the last one and half decades. Steve is passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainability and social impact.

In 2007, Steve co-founded PropertyGuru, a Singapore homegrown tech unicorn. He led the business as CEO for the first 11 years, growing it from 2 people (with an idea), into a regional platform used by 25 million monthly users and over 1,200 staff in 5 countries. Steve continues to contribute to the Company’s strategy and governance as board director.

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PRASOON KUMAR

CEO & FOUNDER -  BILLION BRICKS

Prasoon is a President’s Design Awardee, TEDx speaker and social justice campaigner working towards solving the global housing crisis. Prasoon began his career as an architect working in design firms across India, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2013, he left his corporate job and co-founded BillionBricks.  


BillionBricks is developing powerHYDE -- the world’s first self-financing, carbon-negative solar home solution that empowers everyone to be a homeowner. BillionBricks originally began as a non-profit and has provided shelters, schools and homes to 5,365 people across 9 countries; rendered relief support to another 10,000. Its first innovation called weatherHYDE, is an award-winning, emergency shelter designed to save the lives of the homeless in extreme weather conditions.  

 
Winner of Singularity University’s Global Grand Challenge and named Urban Land Institute's 40 under 40, Prasoon graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning and an Outstanding Graduate Award in 2005.  

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NICHOL NG

CO FOUNDER THE FOOD BANK

Nichol Ng co-founded in 2012 The Food Bank Singapore (FBSG), which aims to end food insecurity in Singapore. FBSG collects and re-distributes excess food to about 360 non-profit organisations, reaching out to more than 300,000 underprivileged. Nichol is also the CEO of the X-Inc group of companies.

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TAN SZUE HANN

CHAIRMAN, SUSTAINABILITY - SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

Ar. Tan Szue Hann is an award-winning architect and sustainability professional. He is Chairman of Sustainability and Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Institute of Architects Council, a Board Member of Singapore Green Building Council, and a Board Director at the Singapore Institute of Building. He is also an appointed MND World Cities Summit Young Leader, and was Singapore’s 2015-16 Young Green Architect of the Year, awarded by BCA-SGBC. In 2017, he was inducted into Singapore Tatler’s Generation T, a group of influencers below the age of 40, and in 2019, he was on the Prestige 40 Under 40 list.

Szue Hann's work is in sustainable and resilient development, green building, and curatorship of sustainable and circular design.

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TRUDDY CHEUNG

DIRECTOR, WORKPLACE ADVISORY - COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL 

Truddy heads up Workplace Advisory Team at Colliers International Asia. She is a subject matter expert in Workplace Strategy and Change Management focused in workplace transformation efforts for corporate occupiers.   She connects design, workplace strategy and organizational change management expertise to help organizations develop workplace solutions aligning business goals and optimizing employee performance. She pays attention in identifying opportunities to foster company culture, desirable employee experience, effective spatial requirements to achieve high performing workspaces for dynamic organisations.

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ALICE TAN

HEAD, CONSULTANCY AT KNIGHT FRANK SINGAPORE

As the lead for Consultancy business of Knight Frank Singapore, Alice is a versatile analyst with 17 years of real estate and construction industry experience across myriad property sectors, covering local and regional markets in commercial, residential, retail, industrial, hospitality and institutional real estate. She is conversant in residential project marketing, market research and is actively involved across a spectrum of real estate advisory work such as feasibility studies, master planning, market analysis and development strategy for public and private sector clients. Her breadth of consultancy experience spans over 30 projects locally and internationally, with notable Singapore projects including Our Tampines Hub, the Sentosa-Brani Master Plan, one-north Retail Master Plan and the Thomson-East Coast Line MRT stations.

Internationally, her domain of expertise crosses regional markets such as mainland China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Iskandar Malaysia, Myanmar, Lao PDR and key Asian gateway cities. She has delivered lectures and participated in various forums organised by real estate developers and associations, financial institutions, media houses and tertiary institutions.

Alice’s previous career endeavours include construction development advisory and technical due diligence as Head of Research with construction consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall. She was also formerly in the public sector with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, where she was involved in strategic policy and retail concept planning, airport commercial management and staff service excellence.

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ALVIN NG

VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL SOLUTIONS - ASIA PACIFIC - JOHNSON CONTROLS

Alvin Ng is the Vice President of Digital Solutions, APAC, Johnson Controls. In this position, he is responsible for driving the digital growth strategy for Asia Pacific region, which includes driving and executing initiatives that increase market penetration, providing relevant digital solutions in the building sector, with focus on digital business revenue growth, partner offerings, sales cycle support and ecosystem representation.

 

Alvin has over 20 years of experience in global sales and product management and has held a series of global leadership roles with multinational companies like Wincor Nixdorf AG, Cisco Systems and Rosenbluth International. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, he worked for General Electric as the General Manager for GE Digital, South East Asia.  

 

With his extensive experience and passion for digital transformation and advanced technologies (IOT and AI), Alvin serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Career Fellow at Nanyang Business School, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. He plays the role of an executive coach to the Global Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA program students.

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SAMIT CHOPRA

MANAGING DIRECTOR, PACIFIC AT WEWORK

Samit Chopra is the Managing Director of Pacific for WeWork. In this newly appointed role, he oversees key markets including Australia, Korea and Southeast Asia.


Based in Singapore, Samit will be responsible for driving the region’s market strategy and leading the business in alignment with evolving enterprise needs.


As a veteran in the real estate industry with over 24 years of experience, Samit has a proven track record of driving strategic expansion and meaningful growth to capture and create value.


Prior to this, Samit has held senior roles as the Executive Vice President for Enterprise and Sales at IWG, International Director, Head of Integrated Portfolio Services at JLL; and in Colliers India. These roles see him extending his leadership and expertise across Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East regions.

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WAI SING YONG

LIFE GUIDE - DUX VITAE GLOBAL

Wai Sing is the founder of Dux Vitae Global, a leadership training and coaching consultancy. He has more than 20 years of learning and development, training and coaching experience across industries and companies in the APAC region. He is a certified trainer and facilitator in Australia and Singapore, is a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths and ICF (International Coach Federation) coach, and ACE Personal Trainer, and a former standup comedian. Wai Sing uses comedy, questions, stories and reflections to engage the audience and maximise learning. To date, he has helped thousands with lasting testimonials for his knowledge, positivity and engagement.

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JIA YI LEE

CO-FOUNDER, SMART URBAN EYE

Jia Yi is the co-founder of Smart Urban Eye, a deep tech start-up providing data intelligence to mall owners using AI and Machine Learning. Prior to this, she spent 1 year in Beijing working in and learning about start-ups, under the mentorship of Tsinghua and Fudan University professors. She was awarded a scholarship by Temasek Foundation for the entrepreneurship programme. Jia Yi is currently in her final year at NUS BSc. Real Estate.

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YING MIN LIM

UNDERGRADUATE, NUS

A Real Estate undergraduate at the National University of Singapore, Ying Min believes in the transformative potential of the built sector, especially in areas of technology and sustainability. Her internship experiences at Perennial Real Estate Holdings and CBRE have allowed her to gather some insights on opportunities in Real Estate. She is also a member of Business China Youth Chapter.

 

Ying Min enjoys travelling and making music in her free time.

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STEVE LOUIE

FOUNDER / DIRECTOR PO CHE 

Steven Louie has diversified experience in providing comprehensive solutions for strategic planning, design, and delivery of interior projects globally.  His experience in the industry includes a span of more than forty years.

Prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic as Senior Lecturer, he was the Design Director of the Singaporean office of MMoser Associates. His extended responsibilities included business development, client account management, team leadership, branding, and conceptual designing.

Steven’s prior experience also included 28 years as Principal, and Design Director of Gensler. He led teams on major multi-national firms, such as Goldman Sachs, Becton Dickinson, and Zurich Insurance. During this time, he resided in Asia for 20 years, serving clients in Singapore, Shanghai, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan. Clients include CapitaLand, Athenee Plaza Hotel, and Siam Commercial Bank.

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SARA CAMPBELL

REGIONAL MANAGER - ISS FACILITY SERVICES

With over ten years’ experience managing teams and clients within different blue-chip corporates and government organizations in the UK and Asia, I’ve introduced models of working and innovative procedures which have raised the level of service and teams to award-winning status. The skills I attained through my MBA have enabled me to apply a strategic and tactical mindset to the contracts I work within, coupled with my knowledge and understanding of first class customer service, client management, communication and engagement enables me to transform teams and contracts into a true beacons of excellence, giving a fresh approach and real understanding of the needs and requirements for employees and customers.

I’m an experienced and inspirational leader with proven ability to create and implement company strategy through real estate and facilities services and I believe that real estate and FM services can positively impact on the company’s brand identity and employee engagement with the right management. The aspects of my role I really enjoy and am passionate about are;

· Bringing out pride and loyalty from employees and the people I manage

· Increasing productivity

· Making the company more memorable to its customers

These align with my own personal values and work ethic, and these areas I believe can be the differentiator in making successful organisation. This was confirmed for me when I was studying for my MBA, the research and studies I completed allowed me to identify and understand the impact that workplace, culture and engagement can have, and I have been able to see this in action whilst working for ISS and Burberry really cementing my enthusiasm and embodying my views in FM

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YUNQUAN QIN

CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF KAPAP ACADEMY

Qin Yunquan is the CEO and Co-founder of Kapap Academy, Singapore’s leading realistic self defence school. Yunquan is an Bio-engineering (Honours) graduate from National University of Singapore and a certified Behavioural Consultant in a personality assessment tool known as DISC.

 

Yunquan, co-founded an eclectic system of street style fighting, known as Modern Street Combatives, together with her  teacher, Master Teo. Modern Street Combatives draws upon realistic self defense systems  such  as  KAPAP,  Catch  Wrestling, Gracie Combatives, Savate etc.

 

In  recognition  of  Yunquan's  contributions  to  society  in  helping  ordinary  people  stay  safe, she was personally conferred by Her Majesty the Queen of England the status of Queen's Young Leaders for Singapore (2017). This recognition makes her the only martial artist in the world ever to be awarded this prestigious accolade by the Queen herself under this award. Further to this recognition, Yunquan won a Citation Award as one of the top 10 finalists of the Singaporean of the Year Award (2017).

 

In 2018, Yunquan was recognised as a honouree of the Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia - a list which features 300 young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs across Asia who are under the age of 30. She was also named by Singapore Tatler, Generation T, as one of the 50 most promising individuals in Singapore for 2018. The 150th year old Royal Commonwealth Society in 2018 conferred Yunquan the status of Associate Fellow with this international charity committed to youth empowerment, education and advocacy.

 

In 2019, Yunquan was one of 5 women selected around the world to be the brand ambassador for Converse, in their campaign, ‘All Her Stories Are True’. In the same year, Yunquan also became one of the finalists of the prestigous Women of the Future Awards under the Social Entrepreneur Category.

 

In 2020, Yunquan was also one of 25 women chosen across Southeast Asia to be awarded the kindness leadership award.

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BENOIT DUPONT

CEO & CO-FOUNDER - WEMAINTAIN

French, born in Germany, Benoit grew up in Africa and in Europe. He started his professional career at OTIS in France for 2 years and quickly moved to China. He spent 8 years working in Asia, in charge of service P&Ls in China and North Asia Pacific areas.


Back in July 2017 together with Jade Francine and Tristan Foureur, he co-founded WeMaintain, the first global B2B tech enabled service platform dedicated to elevator maintenance services. He has degrees from European Business School and Harvard Business School.

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ALEX STOREY 

CO-FOUDER - REOMNIFY

Tech, sales and partnerships enthusiast, with 15 years experience in market-leading firms like OC&C Strategy, Google and Disruptive Technologies, MIPIM's PropTech startup of the year 2018.

Originally from the UK but hugely excited about the potential of technology, especially PropTech, in the APAC region having lived in Sydney, Shanghai and, currently, Singapore.

BA and MA degrees in Land Economy and Business Management from Cambridge University.

Proud husband and dad-of-two.

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DENIS MCGOWAN

GLOBAL HEAD OF REAL ESTATE, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

Bio coming soon.

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YUYING DENG

CEO & FOUNDER - ESEVEL

Yuying’s passion lies in empowering people to work from anywhere and still be capable of achieving their best work possible.


She launched her company Esevel during the circuit breaker because she saw that Covid has accelerated the trend to remote work.


Esevel helps companies reduce the complexity of managing a dispersed workforce with a comprehensive platform that takes care of remote employees' safety, productivity and day- to-day work needs.

Yuying has a degree in law and an MBA from INSEAD. Outside of work, she enjoys
spending time with her 3 kids and has a busy extra-curricular life, serving as Treasurer at Corenet (Singapore Chapter), chairperson of the Young Entrepreneur’s Network (Singapore Chapter) and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD.

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AGNES WUN

CO FOUNDER & FINANCE DIRECTOR - NEUFAST

Ms. Agnes Wun has 12 years of corporate experience in workforce planning, software development and business transformation for Fortune 500 and listed companies. During her tenure as a board observer in the capacity of International Business Manager of Cheung Kong Infrastructure (1038:HK), she was tasked to review hiring plans across departments, KPI setting, remunerations, and bonus settings to drive business objectives and shareholder’s value.

 

Agnes has gained work experience in digital transformation projects as she oversaw multi-million IT transformation projects at Gazprom Marketing & Trading, UK Power Networks and Australian Gas Networks which hires thousands of engineers and operators, saving millions of dollars to achieve operational out-performance KPIs.

 

Agnes started her career with ABB in Singapore as Marketing Engineer and iPhone app development with Accenture Technology Solution in London as Associate Software Engineer. She is a math geek with B.Eng. (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and MSc in Applied Mathematics from Imperial College London.

 

She co-founded Neufast as Co-founder & CEO after obtaining her MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology/ Tsinghua School of Economics and Management.

 

Ms. Agnes Wun is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council, a CPA with CPA Australia and FRM by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

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OLIVER SIAH

CO-FOUNDER & CEO - FRAXTOR

Oliver is a real estate entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in managing Real Estate Investments and Development. He was a Military Training Award scholarship holder in the Republic of Singapore Air Force and graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of London, a Master of Science in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Business Administration from the Imperial College London.

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SEAN LYNCH

MANAGING DIRECTOR, APAC - THE INSTANT GROUP

Sean is the APAC MD for The Instant Group. He brings over 25 years’ international experience in a number of sectors, including transportation, outsourced technology services and more recently CRE. Sean has been based in Singapore since 2017, from where he is leading Instant’s expansion of services across the region- leveraging Instant’s unique market data to advise clients on the most optimal flexible office solutions for their needs in locations as diverse from Hyderabad to Hong Kong and Shanghai to Singapore.

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SIMON MARION

REGIONAL DIRECTOR - THE INSTANT GROUP

Simon joined The Instant Group in 2020 as a Regional Director, based in Singapore. Simon brings over ten years of Real Estate, Facilities and Projects Experience across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to Instant, Simon had been with Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions where he served as Director in the company’s Southeast Asia division for three and a half years. As a Graduate of Toulouse Business School, he was an Associate Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Asia Pacific project management team from 2014 to 2016.  Simon originally started his career in Shanghai, where he acted as Business Development manager for SIP Project Management, which is now part of Colliers International.

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LEWIS GARRAD

PRACTICE LEAD & PARTNER, EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE SOLUTIONS, INTERNATIONAL - MERCER

Lewis leads an award-winning employee experience and people science team focused on Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and LATAM, within Mercer’s International Region. He and his team are focused on helping clients measure and act on employee workplace experiences and engagement, across 25+ countries within the region.

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PAMELA KEEFE

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES - HNI INTERNATIONAL

Workplace expert specialising in helping companies develop and execute Global Workplace programs. Pam has spent time developing and executing strategies, building organizations & driving change to reach exponential growth.

Forward thinking and obsessed with technology and future advancements.

Special Interests: International Business, Workplace Strategy, Emerging Markets, Biotechnology, AI, Extended Healthspan, Fitness & Future Technologies

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DAVID JONES

MANAGING DIRECTOR - TRASCENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

SINGAPORE CHAPTER CHAIR

Corporate Real Estate (CRE) executive with experience in more than 100 countries, originally travelling from London and now from Singapore.

Over 30 years I have developed an extensive personal network with CRE/FM managers and sourcing executives in APAC, EMEA and globally, working in partnership with some great companies including; Shell, Facebook, ExxonMobil, Roche, Polycom, Barclays Bank, Estee Lauder, Standard Chartered Bank, Rentokil Initial, IBM, Citi, GSK and Huawei.

In my current consulting role, I apply this broad experience to transformational in-house re-structuring and outsource programmes for real estate and integrated facilities management (IFM) at Fortune Global 500 scale companies, navigating business case approvals, developing strategic plans, framing tactical delivery and proving value.

I have both in-house and service provider CRE experience, leading large geographically and culturally diverse teams, managing global and regional accounts with combined revenues of more than US$500m and leading winning bids for over $1 billion of contracted services worldwide. 

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ADELINE LIEW

DIRECTOR, OCCUPIER SERVICES, APAC KNIGHT FRANK

SINGAPORE CHAPTER VICE CHAIR

Adeline joined Knight Frank in March 2020 as Director, Occupier Services & Commercial Agency for the Asia Pacific region. With a passion for the corporate real estate arena, she focuses on strategising, implementing and driving business initiatives across the APAC region.

 

With a keen eye on market trends, Adeline understands the significance of data centres in today’s market. This is why she is the APAC Lead for data centres, specialising in the rising dominance in the market.

 

From Hyperscalers to Colocation, Adeline understands the wide spectrum of key issues pertaining to the data centre arena. As a certified Data Centre Practitioner (DCP), Adeline helps Knight Frank’s clients crystalise their site selection (greenfield / brownfield) in relation to their needs. Prior to joining Knight Frank, Adeline oversaw 29 global accounts and their strategic partnerships at Interface, as part of its Global and Strategic Business team. She has key expertise in the technology and financial sectors within the Fortune 100 companies.

 

Adeline serves as Vice Chair for CoreNet Singapore Chapter and sits on CoreNet’s Global Board for Young Leaders. She also mentors up and coming women in the real estate industry.

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ELIZABETH LAWS FULLER

REAL ESTATE ADVISORY DIRECTOR, PACIFIC, AT WEWORK

Elizabeth Laws Fuller is a Director at WeWork covering Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, & Korea.  She leads the real estate finance team that structures catered solutions for large Enterprise requirements, leveraging flexible terms, amortized capital expenditures, and the world’s best practices for space utilization to meet clients’ particular space and workplace needs.  She also works on the programming & go-to-market strategies for WeWork’s major upcoming assets in Singapore.  

 

Elizabeth has worked in real estate finance, consulting, and investments for over 15 years across four continents and covering commercial, hospitality, residential, and development roles, including working at CBRE in both the USA and Singapore.  Elizabeth holds an SB in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and an MBA in international business from IESE Business School (Spain).  She also studied business and economics at China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai and Cambridge University (UK). She rowed for Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club and is a member of Pembroke College.  Singapore is Elizabeth’s favourite country, and she hopes to live here forever.

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NICHOLAS MERROW-SMITH

PRINCIPAL - MERROWSMITH DESIGNS PARTNERSHIP

Nicholas is an experienced design professional with a broad portfolio of work. Principal of Merrowsmith Design Partnership which he established in 2015, Nicholas trained and worked in the UK before relocating to Singapore in 1993. He is recognized in the design community for his project work and passion for design. He has held a number of industry posts including the Presidency of the Interior Design Confederation Singapore, from 2009 to 2011. His extensive portfolio shows a willingness to design from the front and manage teams to bring about enduring solutions.

Significant milestone projects include the 700,000 sq ft NUH Medical Centre, commissioned in 2013, HSBC Flagship Branch at Collyer Quay, the upgrading of Hong Leong Building at 16 Raffles Quay and the interior fitout of Great Eastern Life’s headquarters in Cross Street. His design awareness and systematic approach has lead to a number of healthcare commissions in recent years where his work has been acknowledged by hospital teams, architects, medical planners and project consultants.