Chungha Cha

Co-founder and Chair, Re-Imagining Cities Foundation

Cha has been in the finance industry more than 20 years with various financial institutions: Citibank in New York, Yasuda Trust Bank in Tokyo, Asian Merchant Bank and CEO of Lone Star Real Estate Funds in Seoul. Since 2007, Cha’s passion for sustainability led him and his partners to establish Re‐Imagining Cities Foundation under the Korea Green Building Council non‐profit umbrella.

With increasing urbanization, we seek to make Cities part of the solution to our energy and climate crisis by accelerating green building, smart city solutions. Re-Imagining Cities Foundation focuses on the “business case of green buildings” to help cities, real estate developers and investors achieve sustainability and low carbon cities without over investing.