An economist by training, Edwin’s career has taken him to the public and private sectors, with the latest stop being a stint leading Singapore’s largest and most-established non-government organization focusing on environmental advocacy and awareness. As the Executive Director of the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), he oversaw a period of growth fuelled by increased public and corporate awareness on environmental issues. He counts among his achievements the significant role SEC played in the Singapore government’s announcement in 2016 of its green public sector procurement policy where it made purchasing paper carrying the SEC’s green label as mandatory. During his tenure in the public sector, he worked on policy development, stakeholder management and corporate communications with agencies including the Ministries of Manpower and National Development, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Energy Market Authority, to name a few. In between these, he was Senior Account Manager with a boutique PR agency where he handled government and corporate accounts, and also served as Centre Director in San Francisco for a government agency. Since 2010, he has worked on urban and environmental sustainability issues including leading the organization of the World Cities Summit 2010 and playing a significant role in the successful hosting of the Singapore International Energy Week 2011. He was nominated for Singaporean of the Year 2016 by the media for his role in leading the fight against the haze which engulfed Singapore and several Southeast Asian countries in 2015, and was elected in the same year to the Board of the Global Eco-labelling Network, an international organization of national eco-labelling entities, the first Southeast Asian to do so. Edwin studied at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in the USA and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with Honours).