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Jeff Obbard, PhD

Jeff Obbard, PhD

Founder and Director Living Planet Pte. Ltd.


Professor Jeff Obbard holds a PhD in Environmental Science and a BSc (Hons) degree in Ecology (1st Class) from the United Kingdom. Jeff spent 17 years at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) and has recently returned to Singapore from Qatar University where he was Director & Professor of its Environmental Science Centre. During his time at NUS, he was the Director of the Sustainable Development & Water Alliance (SDWA), and the Research Director at the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI). In Singapore, he held a joint appointment with the Agency for Science Technology & Research (A*STAR) as Principal Scientist of its Bioenergy Program. In the USA, he was Vice President of Science & Technology at a Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum joint-venture based in Hawaii to develop renewable, low-carbon biofuels. Jeff was the team leader for the United Nations Mondialogo Engineering Award for sustainable development. He has served as an Expert Reviewer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Belmont Forum on Global Environmental Change. In 2018, his NUS spin-off company, AiRazor Technologies, won the Innofrugal Business Award for sustainable technology innovation for developing countries. Jeff is currently a Visiting Professor to the School of Water, Energy & Environment at Cranfield University in the UK, and he recently founded the environmental consultancy company ‘Living Planet' in Singapore.

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