Winner | Asian Digital Media Awards 2020

Jessica Cheam

Founder and Managing Director





Jessica is the founder and Managing Director of Eco-Business. She has more than 15 years 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 director on the Nominating, Investment and Digitalisation committees.

She serves as ESG Venture Partner to Asian private equity firm Tembusu Partners; 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 also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and a member of its ESG and Communications committees. 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 equality.

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.

Jessica also has a passion for driving sustainability innovation and building start-up ecosystems around the world, 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 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 media 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.

Asia Pacific's Hub For Collaboration On Sustainable Development
An Eco-Business initiative
The SDG Co