The nomination and selection process for The Peak Power List 2018 was conducted by The Peak editorial team, in consultation with a panel of industry leaders that include veteran venture capitalist Koh Soo Boon, managing partner of iGlobe Partners; Simon Tay, chairman of Singapore Institute of International Affairs; Frank Phuan, chief executive of Sunseap Group; and Jessica Cheam, founder of digital media platform Eco-Business.
| Jessica Cheam |
A veteran award-winning environmental journalist, Cheam founded Eco-Business in 2009 to provide a platform for the region to discuss and advance sustainability issues. Cheam serves as strategic adviser to Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, and is currently chairing the Climate Action SG Alliance – a new initiative supported by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources to advocate climate action and raise public awareness of climate issues. She is also the published author of Forging a Greener Tomorrow: Singapore’s Environmental Journey from Slum to Eco-city.
The second generation of a 35-year-old solar energy business, Phuan has led numerous projects involving solar systems technologies, sustainability strategy, green buildings and infrastructure, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. He has helmed Solar Power Purchase Agreement projects across the Asia-Pacific and played a key role in the engineering, reduction, and levelling of the cost of solar energy in Singapore. Phuan was recognised for his contribution to the clean energy industry at last year’s The Peak Power List celebrating disruptors and innovators.
Chief Executive Officer
| Simon Tay |
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
In addition to helming Singapore’s premier geopolitical think-tank, Tay is a law professor at the National University of Singapore, an award-winning author and a senior consultant at Wong Partnership. He served as chairman of Singapore’s National Environment Agency from 2002 to 2008, and as an independent Nominated Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2001. He leads the SIIA in conducting research and spearheading dialogue on a range of environmental issues related to climate change, energy and the resource sector. The institute also engages industry players and thought leaders in its efforts to advocate sustainable practices.
With a wealth of experience in Silicon Valley dealings and as executive management in some of Singapore’s earliest venture capital forays, Koh has a keen sense for business potential. She has achieved consistent top quartile returns for her investments and established herself as a prominent leader in the investing community, working alongside prominent VCs such as Sequoia Capital, IVP, RRE Ventures, Tencent and Qualcomm Ventures. Koh chairs the Career Women’s Group of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where she champions career women in Singapore.
Koh Soo Boon
Founding Managing Partner