Ong Choon Fah appointed as Singapore chair of Urban Land Institute

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July 3, 2019 1:47 PM SGT
Ong Choon Fah, CEO of Edmund Tie & Co (ET&Co), has been appointed as the chair of Singapore for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The research institute counts more than 43,000 members worldwide, and is dedicated to leadership in real estate and land use to encourage thriving communities around the world.
Ong is also the head of research and consulting for ET&Co, and boasts more than 25 years of experience in real estate and academia. She has worked with public- and private-sector clients, corporate and non-profit organisations, as well as institutions and Reits.
Ong Choon Fah, CEO of Edmund Tie & Co, has been appointed as the chair of Singapore for the Urban Land Institute (Picture credit: ULI)
As ULI Singapore chair, she will lead the executive committee in Singapore to continue its work in providing long-term thinking and suggestions for sustainable solutions for the city’s ongoing development.
She succeeds Khoo Teng Chye, who has been ULI Singapore chairman for two years, and was the first regional council chair to come from the public sector. He is executive director for the Centre for Liveable Cities, which is part of the Ministry of National Development.
“It is an honour for me to be invited to be chair of ULI Singapore, building on the outstanding work that Teng Chye has done,” says Ong. “I want to further promote the great work that ULI is doing in Singapore and to work with both the public and educational sectors in helping to extend ULI’s mission in the market.”
In her new role, she plans to focus her efforts on expanding ULI’s advisory services programme by introducing technical assistance panels, which will address local land use challenges. She will form a product council of select ULI members to share best practices related to the responsible use of land. Finally, she intends to build up the NEXT Member Network in Singapore, elevating the next generation of leaders for the built environment and ULI.