Jessica Cheam is the Managing Editor of Eco-Business, an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer and a social entrepreneur.
She has more than a decade of experience in journalism with a particular expertise in sustainable development, and was formerly the political and environment correspondent for The Straits Times. She is an adjunct research associate for the Centre for Liveable Cities, a Singapore think tank focused on creating and sharing knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. Jessica presented an episode on climate change in the Challenge Tomorrow documentary series by Channel NewsAsia which aired in March 2017 and she also directs and produces short documentaries.
She founded Eco-Business in 2009 with a vision to provide a platform for the region to discuss and advance sustainability issues. Under her leadership, Eco-Business beat other media giants to clinch the Lee Foundation Excellence in Environmental Reporting by a Media Organisation Merit Award at the Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA) 2013. In 2015, Jessica was given the AEJA’s Sustained Environmental Reporting by a Journalist Award for her efforts in contributing to environmental journalism over the last decade. She is also the published author of ‘Forging a Greener Tomorrow: Singapore’s journey from slum to eco-city’,
Follow Jessica’s journey through Antarctica through her blog, Changing Course.