Chief Sustainability Officer, CapitalLand Group
Lynette Leong is the Chief Sustainability Officer of CapitaLand Group. She is responsible for the Group’s sustainability strategy and policies, and integrating them into its business and operations to drive strategic environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts and deliver long-term economic value to its stakeholders. Lynette is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee.
Lynette joined CapitaLand Group in October 2007 where she served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited, the Manager of CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT), until November 2017. Under her leadership, CCT grew to become the largest office landlord in Singapore with a prestigious commercial portfolio. Its assets under management increased from approximately SGD4 billion in 2007 to more than SGD10 billion in 2017 and achieved a total return in excess of 120% notwithstanding the global financial crisis, in addition to winning multiple awards for corporate governance, investor relations and environmental sustainability.
Lynette was CEO at CapitaLand Commercial from November 2017 to April 2019 and later, as Chief Business Innovation Officer of CapitaLand Group. In these positions, Lynette was responsible for growing a global office operating platform leveraging innovations relating to the future of work. She also played a key leadership role in the integration of CapitaLand and Ascendas-Singbridge.
Prior to joining CapitaLand, Lynette held pivotal roles in international real estate acquisitions, fund management and banking & finance for over 15 years: CEO, Korea at Ascendas Pte Ltd; Director at the London, New York, Chicago and Asian offices of LaSalle Investment Management; and Senior Officer at Standard Chartered Bank.
Lynette holds a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management from National University of Singapore (NUS).