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2021 Speakers



Senior Minister of State 

Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment

Ministry of Transport

Republic of Singapore 

Dr Amy Khor has been the Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment since October 2015, when the Ministry was known as the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. She was appointed as the Senior Minister of State for Transport in July 2020.  


Prior to her current appointments, Dr Khor was Senior Minister of State for Health from September 2013 to July 2020. She was also the Senior Minister of State for Manpower from September 2013 to September 2015.


Her previous appointments in the Singapore Government include Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources from May 2006 to October 2010, Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources from November 2010 to May 2011, Minister of State for Health from May 2011 to August 2013, and Minister of State for Manpower from August 2012 to August 2013.


Chief Sustainability Officer

City Developments Limited (CDL)

An active advocate for green building and sustainability for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s leadership in sustainability.  It is ranked top real estate company on the 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and is also the only CDP A-List company for both climate strategy and water security in SE Asia and Hong Kong.


Key ESG initiatives she has spearheaded include publishing the first sustainability report in Singapore in 2008; issuing the first green bond by a Singaporean company in 2017 and pioneering an SDG Innovation Loan in Singapore in 2019.


She Chairs the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s Sustainability and ESG Committee, Co-Chairs the Urban Land Institute Singapore’s Sustainability Product Council and Vice-Chairs the Singapore Institute of Directors’ ESG Committee.



Group CEO at Sindicatum Renewable Energy

Assaad W. Razzouk is a Lebanese-British clean energy entrepreneur, podcaster and commentator based in Singapore.


He is Chairman and CEO of Sindicatum Renewable Energy; a Board member of ClientEarth, the environmental charity using the power of the law to protect people and planet; a Board member of EB Impact, the Singaporean non-profit organisation focused on delivering training and programs to Asia Pacific’s underserved communities to generate positive sustainable development; a member of the International Council of the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; and host of The Angry Clean Energy Guy podcast.




Compassion Capital Catalyst

Innovation & Sustainability Enthusiast

3 times Olympian and Rhodes Scholar

Desmond's world view is crafted by 17 years of dedication to balancing high performance sport and education, followed by 20+ years filled with scattered showers of successes but mostly clouded with heavy storms of challenges and mistakes, and he constantly deals with the struggles brought about by his imperfect human nature.  He has come to realise that all living beings are interconnected and believes that we humans are the worst enemies to our own Humanity and Planet.


Desmond is a finance professional with a fundamental commitment to catalysing what he terms as "Compassion Capital." He also acts as advisor and board member in organizations, impact programs and start-ups in the areas of Sustainability, Food, Innovation, Education and Mental Well Being. He believes that wisdom and compassion are vital to a sustainable and responsible future, and is cultivating a collaborative *ecosystem* of like-minded practitioners. specialists and change makers together on a shared journey of positive impact.



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Systems Entrepreneur

CEO & Storyteller 

Forbes 30 under 30

Jacqui is the founding partner of VSS: Vision Strategy Storytelling, a media company which helps brands get more visibility through innovative video, VR, photography and social media campaigns. 


The German national is also a documentary filmmaker and social entrepreneur, who has campaigned for numerous issues including carbon offset projects in the Amazon rainforest and founded the Singapore Eco Film Festival, which focuses solely on environment-related issues. Jacqui was selected as one of the United Nations' "50 Amazing Women of Singapore," and has raised $6 million for a documentary on floating hospitals in Papua New Guinea.


Social entrepreneur

System Innovator

Learning Facilitator

Liu Yan is a social entrepreneur, a system innovator and a learning facilitator. For over 15 years, she has co-founded and led in many innovation ecosystems and platforms in China, the Netherlands, Australia and Southeast Asia, to bring people from different sectors, disciplines and cultures together to listen, to dialogue and to co-create, including the first coworking center Xindanwei, and first bilateral incubator program to gather 200 Australian and Chinese top youth leaders - China Australia Millennial Project.


Currently, Liu Yan serves as the Program Director at Base of Pyramid Hub in Singapore and leads the Joint Initiative of social system innovation by BoP Hub and the National University of Singapore, which is a venture building and acceleration platform for learning, applying and scaling new ideas generated through systems thinking towards tackling complex global challenges and enabling transformative change for the people at the base of the pyramid. 

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Partner & Co-founder Rainmaking Transport

 Co-Founder & Investor Motion Ventures

Michael has spent 20 years investing billions into critical transport infrastructure and technologies required to make the global supply chain and underlying infrastructure a vehicle to fight climate change, pandemics and poverty.


His mission is to make a difference for the hundreds of millions out there impacted by lack of access to basic necessities.


Michael is a co-founder and investor in multiple tech companies including Rainmaking Transport and the Motion Ventures Fund among other.


Partner at PwC

PwC Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader

Eu-Lin leads the Sustainability & Climate Change practice at PwC Singapore. She thinks of herself and her team as  enablers in society where they help companies to strategise, implement, report and obtain assurance across a range of climate change and sustainability issues. These include carbon measurement, decarbonisation and net zero pathways, climate risk assessments, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) strategies, green and sustainable finance, sustainability strategy, ESG due diligence, sustainability reporting, sustainability assurance and verification. 


She is a Chartered Accountant by training and believes that accountants have suitable skill sets to help "save the world". She is a regular speaker in the topic of sustainability.  Eu-Lin is an accredited Carbon Tax verifier and serves on committees in the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (Expert Board of Appeals for the Singapore Carbon Pricing Act and the SG Eco-Fund).


Eu-Lin also serves on not-for-profit boards where she is a board member and Audit & Risk Committee Chairman of a healthcare related board and an international school. She is also the board member of an Institute of Higher Learning and the Deputy Chairman of its business school.