Joelle Chen

Programme Director, Beca Singapore

Joelle Chen is the Programme Director at Beca Singapore, working with the Beca Group in leading the innovation agenda and creating new digital ventures for the Singapore business.

Prior to Beca, Joelle was the Partnerships & Marketing Director at MANN+HUMMEL Group, focusing on clean air solutions for buildings and cities that combine IOT technology, filtration expertise and a people-centered approach to health & wellbeing. She was the first Asia Pacific Head for World Green Building Council, the leading international NGO for sustainable built environment, spearheading the adoption of global initiatives such as Advancing Net Zero (net zero carbon buildings) and Better Places for People (healthy buildings) in the region; and she headed up the Smart Sustainable Cities team at the Singapore Economic Development Board, driving public-private partnerships through co-innovation platforms, i.e. “Living Labs”.

Joelle is a registered architect and draws on ~15 years’ of experience in different parts of the ecosystem. She holds a Masters in Architecture from the National University of Singapore, and a MBA from the Singapore Management University.