Joelle Chen

Regional Head, Asia Pacific, World Green Building Council

Joelle Chen is the Regional Head of WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Network of member Green Building Councils in 15 countries. Based in Singapore, she focusses on regional adoption of global initiatives such as Advancing Net Zero (net zero carbon buildings) and Better Places for People (healthy buildings).

Passionate about the intersect between sustainability, health & wellbeing and technology, she helps organisations make sense of the complexity surrounding smart, green and healthy buildings and cities; and often represents WorldGBC’s perspective on Asia Pacific green building trends.

Prior to WorldGBC, Joelle was heading up the Smart Sustainable Cities team at the Singapore Economic Development Board, driving public-private partnerships through living lab platforms and draws on more than 15 years’ of experience in different parts of the green building ecosystem.

She holds a Masters in Architecture from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Business Administration from the Singapore Management University.