ULI Asia Pacific Chair – Khoo Teng Chye
Professor Khoo became ULI Asia Pacific Chair on July 1, 2021, and sits on the ULI Global Board of Directors. He brings extensive ULI leadership experience to his new role having previously served as chairman of ULI Singapore (2017-19), vice chairman of the ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee (2020-21), and as a ULI Global Governing Trustee (since 2018).
As one of the most prominent real estate experts in the Asia Pacific region, Khoo Teng Chye has built up a wealth of experience across the public and private sectors and is currently a practice professor with the College of Design and Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He was the executive director for the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Ministry of National Development (MND), Singapore from 2010 until 2020, and continues to be a Fellow at CLC.
He has held various senior roles including chief executive officer/chief planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (1992 to 1996), chief executive officer/group president of PSA Corporation (1996 to 2002), president and chief executive officer of Mapletree Investments and managing director (Special Projects) of Temasek Holdings (2002 to 2003) and chief executive of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency (2003 to 2011).
He sits on the Boards of the Tropical Marine Science Institute of National University of Singapore (NUS), Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies (NUS), the National University Health System Pte Ltd (NUHS), and is Chairman of the NUSDeltares Governing Board. He is a member of the NTU Graduate Advisory Committee and of the Monash University Commission on Intermediate Cities. He serves as a member of the Development Projects Advisory Panel (DPAP) set up by Ministry of Finance (MOF). He is an advisor to the Land Transport Authority, the East Coast Town Council, and the Pictet Bank (Switzerland) Smart City Advisory Fund. He is also a senior fellow of the URA Academy, and a fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineers, and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.
Professor Khoo graduated with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from Monash University, Australia. A President-cum-Colombo Plan Scholar, he also holds a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2018, the Public Administration (Gold) in 1996 and the Public Administration (Silver) in 1987 by the Singapore government. He was also conferred the Meritorious Service Award by the National Trade Union Congress in 2008.
ULI Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer – Alan Beebe
Alan Beebe brings three decades of business experience across industries in the Asia Pacific region. From 2016 to 2022, Alan served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China), where he spearheaded strategic initiatives to foster robust U.S.-China commercial ties and enable foreign corporations, including American Fortune 500 companies, to thrive and prosper in China. He also served as Vice-Chair of the AmChams of the Asia Pacific (AAP), a regional umbrella organization supporting AmChams and American corporations across the dynamic Asia Pacific region. Prior to AmCham China, he held senior executive positions in global consulting firms and companies, advising clients in a diverse range of industries that include manufacturing, real estate, energy and green technologies.
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Alan holds a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.