(Independent & Non-Executive)
Ms Jessica Cheam is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited. Ms Cheam is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Digitalisation Committee and chairs the Sustainability Committee.
Ms Cheam 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 recognised as a sustainability pioneer with two decades of experience in media, sustainable development and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues globally.
She holds the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing and is 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 and the United Kingdom’s Institute of Directors. She is accredited with INSEAD’s Certificate of Corporate Governance.
Ms Cheam specialises in advising the Boards of a wide range of organisations on ESG strategy, and has a particular interest in issues at the intersection of sustainability, technology, diversity and inclusion.
Ms Cheam is also Director of two non-profits EB Impact, focussing on programmes for Asia’s underserved communities, and Reneum Institute, a blockchain renewable energy platform. She also serves as Strategic Advisor to Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, Advisory Board member to NextWave Partners, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum Singapore.
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 is a World Cities Summit Young Leader, a network of change-makers from diverse sectors who shape the global urban agenda.
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.
She studied at the University of Warwick and University of London’s Goldsmiths College, completed a Cambridge University Judge Business School executive programme on Data and Business Analytics, and the INSEAD International Directors Programme.
Audit and Risk Committee
Nominating and Remuneration Committee