Ms Chen Shankun
President, Guangdong Environmental Sanitation Association (GDESA)
Shankun is a professional engineer by occupation, Vice President of the China Urban Environmental Health Association, President of the Guangdong Environmental Sanitation Association, and environmental consultant for the Guangdong People's Congress Standing Committee. She is also a consultant for the First National Urban Waste Disposal Facilities Evaluation Committee, the Second Foshan Municipal Emergency Committee, and the First Foshan Municipal Environmental Protection Committee. She received the 2015 China Urban Environmental Health Association’s "Thriving Innovation Elite" award. Shankun contributed to and drafted titles like the "Foshan Environmental Health City Planning" and "Foshan Municipal Utilities Management Approach" and other municipal sanitation management approaches. During 2013-2015, she undertook the drafting of the "Guangdong Urban and Rural Domestic Waste Regulations", and represented in the promulgation and implementation of the Guangdong People's Congress Standing Committee.
Dr Chindarat Taylor
Founder and Director, Resource Efficiency Pathway
Dr Chindarat Taylor is the Founder and Director of Resource Efficiency Pathway, a consultancy that advises companies and municipalities on the development of waste to energy infrastructure in the UK and internationally, with special focus on the Asia Pacific region.
Chindarat is an experienced waste management professional whose primary focus is on the development of waste to energy facilities. She has solid hands-on experience helping companies and municipalities to deliver waste to energy facilities. Her work focuses on strategic advice and implementation support with special attention on evaluating project viability and deliverability. This includes waste feedstock security, technology evaluation & selection, evaluation of EPC contractor capability, supply chain optimization and risk management.
She was previously a director at the UK Environment Agency, where she established the highly innovative and successful Pathway to Zero Waste Program. This program was instrumental in diverting waste from landfills and developing waste and waste to energy infrastructure.
She has over twenty years’ experience in waste to energy, petrochemicals and consulting. This includes management of three joint ventures for BP/Amoco with a combined asset value of over US$3.5 billion and various operations for ICI, including environment & waste management. She has a strong track record in helping companies to grow strategically and develop new business in particular in waste to energy.
Chindarat has a PhD in chemistry and an MBA. She is a Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM) from the Chartered Institution of Waste Management in the UK. She is currently Vice President of the Solid Waste Association of Thailand. Chindarat’s customer focus and ‘can do’ approach helps companies and municipalities to develop high performing team and generate innovative solutions.
Chindarat has worked extensively in the UK and Asia Pacific. She regularly joins industry panel discussions, publishes articles and speaks at international conferences.
Mr Ho De Leong
Chairman, Waste Management Association of Malaysia (WMAM)
COO and Director of SWM Group of Companies
D L Ho graduated in the field of Civil Engineering from the UK in 1980 and was involved in various Civil Engineering projects mainly in the water supply sector until 1996. Mr Ho got involved in the waste management sector in 1994 when his company participated in an International Tender for the National Privatisation of Solid Waste Management under the Government of Malaysia bidding against 51 international consortiums. Headed the company after it was awarded the Concession for the Southern Region States of Malaysia in Dec 1995. Today, the company has grown to become a 6000 staff strong company with a fleet of 1000 compactor vehicles and various cleansing equipments. He also co-founded the Waste Management Association of Malaysia in 2005 and current Chairman of WMAM promoting the business and awareness of waste management in Malaysia.
Mr Kim Sujin
Assistant Manager, Research and Planning Team, Korea Waste Association (KWA)
Kim Sujin graduated from Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Graduate School of Energy and Environment (Masters), majoring in waste prevention and biomass engineering. Currently the Assistant Manager of Korea Waste Association’s Research and Planning Team, his passion lies in fostering the waste sector and contributing to environmental preservation and green growth in Korea.
Ms Melissa Tan
Chairman, Asia Pacific Waste and Environment Alliance (APWEA)
Chairman, Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS)
A passionate environmentalist, Melissa is the Chairman of the Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS), an organisation that seeks to strengthen the waste management industry and its presence within the region. As chairman, Melissa champions technological innovation and business co-operation, and works to promote the waste management and recycling industries in the public consciousness. Entering the waste management industry at the tender age of 21, she joined her father’s company, Wah & Hua. Under her steady hand, Wah & Hua has grown from a small family-run business to one of Singapore’s known waste management and recycling companies. She is also responsible for the overall management of the company, Melissa spearheads Wah & Hua’s business development, and is always looking for opportunities to expand the company’s presence in Singapore and the Asia-Pac region.
Mr Victor Li
Chairman, Hong Kong Waste Management Association (HKWMA)
Victor C. Li is currently the Business Development Director of Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Ltd, one of the pioneering environmental management and technology providers in Hong Kong. Mr Li has over 19 years experience in environmental & waste management fields and substantial experience in introducing and lining up overseas environmental technologies for Hong Kong and People’s Republic of China. He oversees the Hong Kong operation of various chemical waste management programs, remediation and cleanup, one stop recycling services and energy saving for clients including HKSAR government, major utility companies, property management sectors, transportation companies, etc. Mr Li has been actively advising various used oil recycling and environmental companies from Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific on the latest technological development and market dynamics.