Discussion Leaders Profiles:
Director, Head of Hong Kong Global Subsidiaries Group, Corporate Bank Co-Chair of the APAC Sustainability and Corporate Transitions Group
Joined Citi in 2010 as the Head of Bond Syndicate desk in Australia, and moved to HK in 2017 as Head of APAC Bond Syndicate Desk, prior to taking current role in 2019.
Global Subsidiary business at Citi represents the largest multinational corporations that have operations and treasury functions in Hong Kong, these include the traditional MNC’s as well as the MNCs from ASEAN and Greater China
As a champion of Citi’s Sustainability and Corporate Transitions team in Asia Pacific, James is passionate about the important changes that are occurring in the finance industry as it relates to ESG and working with our clients to navigate these emerging challenges in this critical region.
In Kyoo Baek
Partner, Deloitte Anjin LLC
InKyoo Baek is current ESG Center Leader and Board Chairman of Korea Deloitte Group.
He has more than 25 years of experience in external audit, M&A advisory including accounting due diligence, valuation, sell-side and buy-side financial advisory services to Korean and foreign companies including Samsung Group, SK Group, Goldman Sachs, TPG, MSD, Kellogg, Hitachi, Renault Motors, British Telecom, Nestle, ESPN, etc.
Mr.Baek majored Business Administration in Yonsei University and he holds certificate of both Korea and U.S CPA(Maryland & Washington D.C). He is an adjunct professor in Dankook University
Chae Hun Chang
Chae is the Country Head of JLL Korea. In addition, he is a part of Capital Markets team, being involved in property transactions. He also is responsible for overseeing Property Asset Management business in Korea.
Chae is an experienced real estate professional with over 25 years of multi-discipline knowledge, extensive understanding of the South Korean market and global experience. His experience in the industry includes property transactions, investment, asset management, property management, construction, development and architecture.
Prior to joining JLL Korea, he was a head of Asset Management for LaSalle Investment Management in Korea from 2004 through 2013. He was mainly responsible for investment management for various international funds and global institutional investors in Korea, overseeing leasing, property management, construction, and dispositions activities of various real estate investments.
Chae holds a M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, NYC, U.S.A. and a B. Arch. from WIT, Boston, U.S.A. He is a NCARB certified registered Architect (U.S.) and an Associate Member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (U.S.), Also, he is a certified member of Asset Management Association of Korea.
Country Representative for Korea / Associate Director for Korea Overseas Initiative
Eugene Cho is the Country Representative for Korea & Associate Director for Korea Overseas Initiative, focusing on architecture, engineering, and construction services for the both in-bound and out-bound Korea; at AECOM
Eugene has nearly 20 years of experience in the Project management, contract management, client account management and procurement of a variety of projects consisting of data centers, waste management, water / wastewater treatment, stormwater management, traffic, transportation, renewable energy, and residential / commercial development in Korea and overseas.
Eugene studied International Finance in a Master Degree program at Korea University and studied Social Ecology (Urban Planning) in a Bachelor’s Degree program at the University of California, Irvine.
Jaryoung Choi, a partner of NRI Korea, is the head of the Real Estate and Retail Consumer Goods Division which provides real estate business strategy for the domestic conglomerates and real estate, distribution/service companies with CRE strategy of corporate real estate, mid- to long-term strategy, development business strategy establishment, new business development and distribution retail business, channel development and activation strategy.
In particular, leading the projects which carries out the development of real estate and digital-related business models such as the reposition strategy, REITs growth strategy, and eco-system strategy of recent retailers, ESG strategy, retail, rental housing, office related to Japanese real estate market and the growth of Japanese general real estate companies.
President, Asia Pacific
Urban Land Institute
David Faulkner, President, Asia Pacific, Urban Land Institute David Faulkner, president of ULI Asia Pacific, is a Chartered Surveyor with over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry in the United Kingdom and Asia.
Before taking his current position, Faulkner was managing director of Colliers International, where he was responsible for valuation and advisory services in the Asia region. He joined Colliers International in 2003 after 15 years with Insignia Brooke and has been based in Asia for over 35 years. He has advised on a variety of major projects in Hong Kong SAR, China, and many markets in the Asia region. His expertise covers valuations, feasibility studies, development consultancy, and structuring investments in all the major real estate sectors. Faulkner is a ULI global governing trustee and is also a trustee of the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), a past member of the International Valuation Professional Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Valuation Forum, and a practicing member of the Academy of Experts.
Senior Vice President, Centers and Initiatives
Billy Grayson is the Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development.
As Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability, Mr. Grayson manages a team leading programs on climate risk and resilience, health and wellness, and building energy and environmental performance. ULI works with members, community leaders, coalition partners, and other key stakeholders to build awareness around sustainability issues in the built environment, and to provide our members with the tools and resources they need to cost-effectively drive sustainability into their projects and operations.
Mr. Grayson has over a decade of experience leading energy and sustainability initiatives in real estate, distribution, and supply chain operations. As Sustainability Director at Liberty Property Trust, Mr. Grayson led a 500+ building initiative that included green building construction, energy efficiency retrofits, and sustainability-focused property management strategies and tenant engagement. As Vice President, Social and Environmental Sustainability for the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Mr. Grayson led a global compliance program working with the electronics supply chain to identify and mitigate environmental and human rights risks in their shared supply chain, as well as programs addressing climate change mitigation. As Sustainability Director at WESCO, Mr. Grayson developed an operational sustainability program that reduced energy, water, and waste, and launched a global marketing initiative for WESCO’s sustainability-focused energy technology products and services.
Mr. Grayson holds an MBA and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelors in Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP) from Claremont McKenna. He is a LEED AP and former Board member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and NAREIT Sustainability Advisory Committee.
Min Chul Jung
Director of Corporate Planning & Strategy Department / Urban Air Mobility Department
Korea Airports Corporation
Min Chul Jung is Director of Corporate Planning & Stragety Department, with responsibility for Strategy Planning, Organization, Innovation of Korea Airports Corporation, and also in charge of UAM department.
Mr. Jung has more than 17 years of experience in Airport Operation, Construction, and Strategy planning in aviation field. Currently Mr. Jung announced the concept of Vertihub in Gimpo international airport, based on current aviation, construction, and other relevant law while implementing UAM ground infrastructure construction strategy.
Mr. Jung holds a Bachelor degree from Kyungpook National University and received his Doctorate in Aviation Business from Korea Aerospace University.
Harrison Haesup Lee
Deloitte Anjin LLC
Harrison Lee is current Partner of Korea Deloitte Group.
He has more than 20 years of experience in management consulting, M&A advisory including corporate strategy and M&A strategy formulation, tech ecosystem development, and joint venture and strategic alliance formation advisory services to domestic and global enterprises and financial institutions including Samsung Group, SK Group, Korea Telecom, GS Group and various insurers. He has also deep understanding of industry 4.0 and emerging technologies and provides tech scouting and investment advisory service for technology domains including enterprise SaaS, metaverse, electric vehicle charging solutions, retail IoT, and AI.
Mr. Lee majored in Economics at University of Chicago. Previously, he was a management consultant at PWC Consulting, IBM BCS, and a Partner at SiG Partners.
Blaine D. Leonard, P.E., F.ASCE
Transportation Technology Engineer
Blaine Leonard is the Transportation Technology Engineer at the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt Lake City. In this role, he leads the planning and deployment of connected and automated vehicles and related traffic management technologies. His team is on the forefront of operational, connected vehicle deployments. He is co-chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technology Subcommittee, the co-chair of the Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) Coalition Strategic Initiatives Working Group, and leads the SPaT Challenge Tactical Working Group, an effort encouraging transportation agencies around the country to deploy connected vehicle technology. Prior to joining UDOT in 2001, Blaine spent 20 years in the consulting engineering business.
Mr. Leonard served as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2010. He has received the AASHTO Alfred E Johnson Achievement Award, the ASCE William Wisely American Civil Engineer Award, the SAE Lloyd Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award, has been named the Utah Engineer of the Year. He is a licensed engineer in six western states and is the Chair of the Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Board. He holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah, and was named a Distinguished Alumni by the Department in 2010.
Director, Transport Advisory
Graham is an expert transport planner and traffic engineer with over 20 years’ experience in developing and leading innovative transport systems projects. Graham has deep experience and understanding in the interrelationship between land-use, activity and transport. He has developed innovative designs to enable improved connectivity at a human and city scale, and specialises in cost effective, holistic transport solutions.
Graham has expertise in transport planning, public transport system design, traffic engineering and modelling, and designing for walking and cycling.
A trusted advisor to government, he has worked closely with senior executives in Australia and the Philippines. He has previously worked for GHD, Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services and City of Sydney and is an experienced public speaker.
Director of Drone Transport Division
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of Korea
Nah is the director of Future Drone Transportation department, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of Korea and he in charge of Urban Air traffic management. Currently he is mainly leading the taskforce team in establishing the urban air transportation policy and governance for a public-private cooperative consultative body called “UAM Team Korea, with the goal of commercializing K-UAM in the coming year 2025.
For past 15 years during his service tenure at MOLIT, he has been involved in major infrastructure and transport construction projects with SOC project, National Park, New Town Development, Land Plan, Metropolitan railway construction projects and etc. He worked in the planning office of the MOLIT for two years and experienced in planning and legislative affairs.
Nah holds bachelor’s degree in Earth Environment System Engineering in the Seoul National University in Korea and his master degree is in Urban Planning at the University of Southern California in the America.
Chiang Wei Ng
Head of Asset Management
Allianz Real Estate Asia Pacific
Chiang Wei Ng is Senior Director Portfolio Management of Allianz Real Estate Asia-Pacific and Fund Manager for AREAP Core I, Allianz Real Estate’s first third party equity fund. Chiang Wei joined the company in 2019 and is based in Singapore. Prior to joining Allianz, he was Vice President Asset Management at Goldman Sachs. Chiang Wei has a bachelor ‘s degree in Engineering from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, USA.
Dr. Jinyoung Park
Executive director of Global Urban Development Office
Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation (SH Corporation)
Dr. Jinyoung Park is currently the executive director of Global Urban Development Office in Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation (SH Corporation). His team develops smart city, urban complex and housing projects in abroad.
Before joining the SH Corporation in 2019, he was the traffic advisor of the Chairman at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority in United Arab Emirates for 3 years. He managed and supervised Dubai’s roads and innovative transport projects in Dubai. Before working in Dubai, he was the director of the Global Transport Research Center in the Korea Transport Institute almost 7 years. He also worked in ADB (Asian Development Bank) from 2010 to 2012 as an urban development specialist (Transport) in Regional and Sustainable Infrastructure Division.
Before deployed to ADB, he was a research fellow at the sustainable transport department in the Korea Transport Institute from 2005 to 2010. He started his work career at Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Institute, and participated in Seoul public transport reform project from 2002 to 2005.
He graduated from the Engineering Faculty of Seoul National University, and completed his PhD in Transport Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK. He is currently a board member of the Korea Mobility Society.
The Head of Real Estate Development for IGIS Asset Management
Chair of ULI South Korea
Junho Pok currently serves as the Head of Real Estate Development for IGIS Asset Management where he is responsible for commercial and residential real estate developments. Prior to joining IGIS, he worked as a vice president for Koramco REITs Management & Trust. He has been named Chair of South Korea for the Urban Land Institute and brings extensive industry leadership experience in real estate development and investment to his new role in expanding the ULI South Korea. He is also as a member of ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee and is actively engaged in global leadership role.
Cities Planning & Design Lead
With over 16 years of professional and lived experience across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, Chintan, a trained architect and practicing urban designer has designed some of the most iconic projects globally.
Chintan leads the Cities Planning + Design team for Arup in South East Asia and is responsible for ensuring technical excellence in his role as the Australasia Master planning Skills Leader. He has proven experience in master planning precincts and mixed-use developments, smart cities, transport and tourism strategies, urban regeneration, and designing successful transit-oriented developments.
He has lent his expertise to the High-Speed Line 2 in the United Kingdom, developed a vision for Singapore’s Smart Urban Habitat Masterplan, and is currently leading the design for Indonesia’s new capital city.
Passionate about the impact of climate change to cities, Chintan is undertaking research on the future of food manufacturing, walkability and autonomous vehicles to help shape more resilient South East Asian cities of the future.
IGIS Asset Management
Mr. Rhee is currently managing director of IGIS Asset Management and he joined IGIS Asset Management in 2013. He brings over 14 years of real estate experience to investment and manage ESG, Blockchain, and Living and Smart office sector.
Prior to joining IGIS, Rhee worked on real estate development and investment at Kt amc and Kt estate. He has a total investment experience of approximately 5 trillion won. He is interested in the balance, harmony and consideration of investors and users, and is the representative fund manager of the Living Platform Fund, Korea’s first Multifamily and Co-living fund. He studied architecture and urban planning at Handong Global University and Seoul National University.
Senior Vice President for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance
Marta Schantz is is the senior vice president for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a research center and worldwide alliance of real estate owners committed to improving the environmental performance of the industry – reducing carbon, and increasing building value.
Recent focus areas range from City/Real Estate Partnerships for Climate Policy, to Embodied Carbon in Real Estate, to Net Zero Buildings.
Before her time at ULI, Marta worked at Waypoint Energy, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the US Dept of Energy. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador.
She holds a BS in biological engineering with a minor in science technology and society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Head of UAM Division Hyundai Motor Group
Dr. Jaiwon Shin is Executive President of Hyundai Motor Company leading its Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Division. In this role, he is responsible for the development of air vehicles for the emerging urban air mobility market and build a new UAM business for Hyundai Motor Group.
Dr. Shin retired from NASA in 2019 after 30 years with the Agency as the Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Dr. Shin was appointed to this position in February 2008. In this position, he managed all of NASA’s aeronautics research and development portfolio with an annual budget of 725 million dollars (in fiscal year 2019) and guided its strategic direction. This portfolio included research in revolutionary airframe, engine, aviation safety, and air traffic management technologies to enable safe and efficient aviation and to lead the community with new initiatives such as supersonic X-plane, electrification of aircraft, UAS traffic management, and Urban Air Mobility. Dr. Shin co-chaired the White House National Science & Technology Council’s Future Transportation Subcommittee, which wrote the nation’s first presidential policy for aeronautics research and development. Dr. Shin also co-chaired the USAF/NASA Executive Research Committee, which facilitated the highest level of coordination of common research needs and partnership between United States Air Force and NASA Aeronautics.
Dr. Shin received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia in 1989. His bachelor’s degree is in mechanical engineering from Yonsei University in Korea in 1982 and his master’s degree is in mechanical engineering from the California State University, Long Beach in 1985. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellowship Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 technical and journal papers.
Senior Vice President
Wonbin Suh is a Senior Vice President for Brookfield Asset Management, with primary responsibility for leading Brookfield’s real estate strategy in Korea.
Mr. Suh has more than 20 years of experience in construction, real estate, infrastructure, and capital markets. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2013, he served as a partner at a global property advisory company, where he assisted businesses with mixed-use real estate developments across the globe. Prior to that, he worked for Samsung C&T’s infrastructure team.
Mr. Suh holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering Degree from Seoul National University. Mr. Suh is a certified securities investment advisor, certified property appraiser, certified investment manager, and civil engineer in Korea.