2022 Judging Panel
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited (CDL)
A sustainability practitioner for over two decades, Esther published the first sustainability report in Singapore in 2008, and issued the first green bond by a Singapore company in 2017. Conferred the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact and named a G20 EMPOWER Advocate in 2022, Esther sits on the boards or advisory platforms of international organizations including Global Reporting Initiative, GRESB Foundation Board, World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, and UN PRI Real Estate Advisory Committee. She chairs the Singapore Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee, the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s ESG Committee; co-chairs the Urban Land Institute Singapore’s Sustainability Product Council, and is the vice-chair of the Singapore Institute of Directors’ ESG Committee.
Global Compact Network Singapore
Ms Esther Chang is the Executive Director of Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS). She leads GCNS initiatives to raise awareness and adoption of corporate sustainability efforts in Singapore and the region. She serves as the main liaison between GCNS and the United Nations Global Compact.
Passionate about creating positive change in society and problem solving, Ms Chang has dedicated her career in the nonprofit sector and has worked for leading healthcare and education organisations, as well as grassroots NGOs in Canada and Singapore. She champions multilateral partnerships to responsibly invest in and develop sustainable solutions at scale. She is an active volunteer in human rights and social welfare causes.
Ms Chang has a B.Sc (Hons) in Life Sciences from Queen's University (Canada) and completed post-graduate studies in Fundraising and Volunteer Management (Humber College, Canada) and Sustainability Leadership (University of Cambridge, UK). She is CFRE certified since 2012, an internationally recognized accreditation for philanthropic fundraising administered by CFRE International.
Stewardship Asia Centre
Rajeev is the Chief Executive Officer of Stewardship Asia Centre (SAC). He is an out-of-the-box thought leader on leadership, management and corporate governance, with extensive global experience in leadership development and organizational consulting, as well as developing and delivering business strategy.
Prior to joining SAC, Rajeev was the CEO of the Iclif Leadership & Governance Centre based in Malaysia. With diverse experience across various industries including banking, financial services and FMCG, Rajeev has held executive roles including Chief Learning Officer at both Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley, and senior positions at American Express, HSBC and Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, Rajeev helped found Pine Street - the firm’s acclaimed leadership academy - and headed Pine Street for Europe and Asia.
Rajeev is the author of Wall Street Journal and Amazon best sellers Open Source Leadership (McGraw Hill 2017), Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders (Simon & Schuster 2011), and co-author of Be the Change (McGraw Hill 2014). A sought after international speaker and a leadership consultant, Rajeev was named one of Top 100 Global Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business by ‘Trust Across America’ in 2014 and 2017.
Rajeev graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay, India, and holds an MBA from Webster University, Vienna, Austria.
Director, Environmental Policy
Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)
Weixiang is the Director of Environmental Policy at MSE. He leads a division that is responsible for formulating environmental and sustainability policies, including the Singapore Green Plan 2030. He also leads the Public Sector Sustainability Office which drives sustainability within the public service through the GreenGov.SG initiative, and the SG Eco Office which manages the S$50 million SG Eco Fund to support community projects that advance environmental sustainability.
Before joining MSE, Weixiang spent 15 years in the Economic Development Board in roles with increasing responsibilities in the Industry Development, International Operations and New Ventures divisions.
Weixiang graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.
Managing Director; Global Leader of Executive Compensation & Board Advisory business at WTW
Shai Ganu is passionate about enhancing board effectiveness, combating climate change, ensuring cognitive diversity on boards, embedding ESG priorities, and driving meaningful behavioural change through incentives and human capital governance.
Shai is WTW’s Global Leader for Executive Compensation & Board Advisory business. He leads a team of over 500 exceptional consultants, across 40 countries, who are trusted advisors to clients on issues related to board and executive compensation, performance management and incentives, board effectiveness, organisation transformation, future of work, and human-capital governance.
Based in Singapore, he has extensive experience working closely with the Boards and management teams of some of the largest companies in the world. He is a trusted advisor to more than 100 Boards, Remuneration Committees, Nomination Committees, and Sustainability Committees. He specialises in banking, insurance, real estate, and telecommunications industries, and works extensively with sovereign wealth funds, private equity, and family businesses.
Shai is also an associate university lecturer, faculty member at director associations in the region – and teaches courses related on Remuneration, Nomination, Talent Management, and Sustainability (ESG) matters.
Shai serves on Boards and HR Committees of leading companies and not-for-profit organisations in the region. He is a Fellow and Governing Council member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), chairs its Partnerships Committee and is also a member of its ESG Committee. He is also a member of the global Governing Board of Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), a founding member of the ASEAN Climate Governance Network, and a Steering Committee member of Climate Governance Singapore.
An avid researcher and writer, Shai regularly contributes his thought-leadership to business media such as World Economic Forum, Harvard Business Review, The Business Times in Singapore and other. He was the lead author for the Remuneration Committee Guidebook for the SID and as well as the Board Diversity Index studies in Malaysia and Singapore. He was also the sponsor and engagement leader for recent collaboration with World Economic Forum and CGI on the Executive Compensation Guidebook for Climate Transition.
Principal Consultant, Millennium Hotels
CEO, Wilson Innovation Labs
Ian Wilson is the Principal Consultant for Millennium Hotels overseeing global operations and is also the CEO of Wilson Innovation Labs.
Ian grew up in a national park in Banff Canada, so sustainability has always been close to his heart. He oversaw Sustainability for the Fairmont Singapore which was twice named Fairmont’s “Green Hotel of the Year”. He also oversaw Sustainability at Marina Bay Sands, whose various buildings have won both LEED and Green Mark Platinum awards and which also earned ISO 20121 certification for sustainable events.
Ian is the Chairman for the Advisory Board for the Business Analytics Centre at the National University of Singapore. He is also a former member of the National Healthcare Productivity Expert Advisory Panel, a member of Singapore's Hotel Innovation Committee, the Industry Transformation Committee for Hotel Industry, and the past President and Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Ian holds Masters’ and Bachelor’s Degrees in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and is certified as a Journeyman Chef from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.