Joelle Chen

Lendlease, Head of Sustainability, Asia


Joelle leads the implementation of Lendlease’s sustainability strategy in Asia, through leveraging technical capabilities, organisational best practices and external partnerships to deliver its Mission Zero and social value targets.

She is a trained architect and draws on ~18 years of experience in stakeholder engagement and ecosystem development in sustainable built environment. She was the first Asia Pacific Head for World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), spearheading 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 Singapore Economic Development Board, driving public-private partnerships through innovation platforms i.e. “Living Labs” such as NTU EcoCampus, HDB Smart Hub and many more.

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Joelle Chen