Prof. Jeff Obbard, PhD
Executive Director and Director, Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change
Former Professor and Research Director, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore and Qatar University. Environmental Scientist & Engineer – former appointment with the Science & Engineering Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology & Research as Principal Scientist (Bioenergy). Extensive professional experience in environmental assessment, sustainable development, renewable energy and climate change related projects in Singapore for government authorities, and more widely in ASEAN, China, India, Middle East and USA. Team Leader for the United Nations Mondialogo Engineering Award on the Millennium Development Goals (2005), and Expert Reveiwer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group 1, Physical Science Basis) for the AR5 report (2014). Double recipient of the University Teaching Excellence Award, National University of Singapore, and Outstanding Mentor Award, Ministry of Education, Singapore. Associate to SQ Consult, Europe – a international consultancy focussed to sustainable, low carbon and climate resilient development. Prior Vice President of Science & Technology at a Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum joint venture for development of low-carbon, renewable biofuels (Hawaii, USA).