- Speakers beginning with C
Asia Pacific Real Estate Design & Project Leader, Ernst & Young
Tommy is an accomplished real estate professional with over 20 years of global experience in corporate workplace strategy and project management. He has proven track records delivering real estate strategic programs supporting business and cultural transformation. In his current role as the Asia Pacific Design & Project Leader at EY, Tommy is responsible for deploying EY@Work, a global workplace program, and related capital project activities in Greater China, Oceania, ASEAN, Korea and Japan. Prior to that, he has taken up diverse leadership roles in top Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Fortune 100 companies. Tommy holds a Bachelor in Architecture from University of Southern California and a Master's from Harvard University.
Global Head of Strategy, Corporate Real Estate, HSBC
Real estate strategy leader with 15+ years of experience in developing strategic and operational initiatives for large corporate occupiers globally. Broad experience in managing cross-functional teams and implementing innovative strategies across real estate lifecycle. Passion for delivering workplace concepts to improve the end user experience. Current role as Global Head of Strategy for HSBC's 60m sqft. real estate portfolio. Lead and advise real estate portfolio strategy and planning globally. Recent projects include on-shore and off-shore transformation initiatives, retail branch network strategy, and location strategy. Prior experience in business development, strategy, and innovation at CBRE, developing new revenue streams for AdWords at Google, Inc., and volunteer and non-profit with the US Peace Corps. MBA from Duke University. B.S. in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley.
Head, Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration, DBS Bank Ltd.
Erwin Chong is currently the Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration for DBS Bank Ltd. DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 250 branches across 15 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore with over four million customers and also has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely, Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Erwin manages all corporate real estate owned or leased properties across all markets and regions the bank operates in, and manages a team of 80 professionals in Real Estate strategy and transactions, project management and facilities management. Erwin was previously with Citi, for 9 years, and was the head of its Singapore Corporate Real Estate team. Prior to Citi, Erwin was a project manager with Jones Lang LaSalle in Singapore.
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Director, Paul Falzon and Associates Pte Ltd
Paul Falzon is a corporate trainer, coach and creative consultant who has taught thousands of people to communicate well over the past 20 years, from preschoolers to members of the C Suite. He runs his own training company – Paul Falzon And Associates – and specializes in presentation skills, storytelling and innovation. Paul has worked with schools like Nanyang Technological University and companies like Google, Shell and Wildlife Reserves Singapore. He coaches, trains and consults people from across the professional spectrum. Paul also draws on his experience as an actor, writer and director for theatre and television to keep his work engaging.
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Lisa James Holmes
Associated Director, MSD (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
I am a positive leader in corporate real-estate who is passionate about D&I & sustainability and the key role they hold in the successful operations of the ecosystem of a workplace. whilst aligning to leadership strategy. I am an industry mentor for women in facilities management, and regular presenter for Property Council of Australia events. I coach stakeholders and peers to recognize the impact of the workplace on organizational productivity and inclusive cultures. I have led multiple transformational change projects to influence simplified and streamlined processes in banking, insurance and healthcare industry’s. I am proactive advocate for Economic Diversity & Supplier Diversity, my commitment to this is closely aligned with my personal values. I am a mum of two primary school ages kids who are my world and my inspiration to keep innovating, driving change for a better tomorrow.
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Philipp Kristian Diekhoner
Philipp Kristian is a trust futurist, millennial innovation strategist, TEDx speaker and author of The Trust Economy. A nomad and trailblazer travelling 300+ days a year, he works with some of the best and largest names in business on building a more trusted future. He is the definitive millennial voice on trust and innovation in the digital age. Philipp’s keynotes explore the future of work, business and everyday life. He speaks about digital transformation, disruptive innovation, smart cities, transformational technologies and start-up ecosystems. He distils the complexity of our hyper-connected digital age into simple, pragmatic directions – deep-diving into the role of ethics, artificial intelligence and sustainability in shaping this progress.
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Paul Luciani, PhD
Asia-Pacific Real Estate Leader, EY (Ernst & Young)
Dr Paul J Luciani leads the EY Asia Pacific Real Estate team in managing over 4.M square feet of office space across 23 countries. In his 14 years with EY, Paul has held positions focusing on procurement, real estate, facility management, travel, corporate hospitality, and corporate card programs. Previously, Paul held key management positions in Manufacturing, Banking & Finance, Insurance, Government, and retail industry sectors. Paul is the author of numerous publications centered on optimizing indirect costs through the use of predictive analytics, and was instrumental in globalizing the real estate function for EY. Paul lectures at numerous Universities at Post Graduate level in Property, Real Estate, and Facility Management. Paul holds a Doctorate in Facility Management focusing on Procurement cycles from the University of Technology Sydney, a Master’s Degree in Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales, and two Diplomas in Building Sciences from the Sydney Institute of Technology. Paul has recently been awarded digital certifications in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Database integration through the EY Digital Badge Programs
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CEO, Singapore and Malaysia, ISS Facility Services Pvt Ltd
Gina Toh is the CEO of ISS Singapore and Malaysia. Gina acquired her Diploma in Building Management and pursued her interest with a private developer in her early career. With an interest in business management and to stay connected with her interest in Facility Management, Gina joined ISS in 2001 while pursuing her degree in Marketing & Management for 4 years. With a foundation in building management and acquired skills in management, Gina progressed her career in ISS through the years in business development, operations, account management, head of a business unit to Commercial Director role. With over 20 years of broad experience, she has both the experience from the customer and service provider side. Gina is a key leadership role in ISS Singapore and Malaysia, a part of ISS APAC leadership team and forms a greater community of the global leadership team in ISS World which spans over 50 countries worldwide. In addition to her strong passion in facility services, Gina enjoys connecting to nature where she treks and jogs in nature trails weekly.
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Hui Xu, MCR
Managing Director Greater China Geographic Services Lead, Accenture
Hui Xu is the Managing Director, Greater China Geographic Services Lead, Accenture. He is an executive leader in IT and Corporate Shared Services with proven track records in FORTUNE 500 Companies. Hui has 23 years management experience which includes 15 years with P&G and 8 years with Pfizer. Currently he is the Chairman of the China Board for CoreNet Global.
Corporate Real Estate Thought Leaders
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