Jessica Cheam

Founder and Managing Director

Jessica is the Founder and Managing Director of Eco-Business, Asia Pacific's leading independent media and business intelligence organisation dedicated to sustainable development. She is widely regarded as a sustainability pioneer with two decades of experience in media, sustainable development and ESG issues globally.

She is a regular columnist for national newspapers and is on the Board of Directors for Singapore-listed ComfortDelGro, one of the world's largest land transport companies, as an independent non-executive director. She chairs the Group’s Board Sustainability Committee, and is a member of the Audit & Risk and Digitalisation Committees.

She is also the General Partner of the Sustainable Future Fund, which invests in growth stage sustainability-focused ventures. Jessica is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and serves as its ESG committee member. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.

Jessica specialises in advising the Boards of a wide range of government and multi-national organisations on ESG strategy, and has a particular interest in issues at the intersection of sustainability, technology, diversity and inclusion.

She also serves as Strategic Advisor to Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, a member of the International Women’s Forum Singapore, and is founding Director of EB Impact, a non-profit dedicated to positive sustainable development impact in Asia.

She is the published author of 'Forging a Greener Tomorrow: Singapore's journey from slum to eco-city' and also directs and produces documentaries. She chairs the Climate Action SG Alliance – a national initiative advocating climate action, and is a World Cities Summit Young Leader, a network of change-makers from diverse sectors who shape the global urban agenda.

Jessica also has a passion for driving sustainability innovation and building start-up ecosystems, including leading The Liveability Challenge, a global search for sustainability solutions in the urban tropics.

She studied at the University of Warwick and University of London's Goldsmiths College, and more recently completed a Cambridge University Judge Business School executive programme on Data and Business Analytics.

She was previously a political correspondent at The Straits Times and a Singapore Press Holdings scholar. She has been recognised in many regional and international journalism and sustainability awards, including Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards and LinkedIn’s Power Profiles, and is frequently invited to speak at and host discussions across the globe on her areas of expertise.

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