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David Nieh Joins Energy Foundation Board of Directors

We are delighted to welcome David Nieh to the Energy Foundation Board of Directors.

The Energy Foundation works in both the U.S. and China, the latter through its Energy Foundation China program. Program areas include sustainable cities, buildings, transportation, electric utilities, renewable energy, environmental management, industry, and low-carbon development. Read more about Energy Foundation China’s programs in English here, or in Chinese here.

David heads the China business for Lendlease, an international developer headquartered in Sydney, Australia, known for its environmental leadership in property development around the world. He is a well-known Chinese American business leader based in Shanghai and a well-regarded urban planner and architect.

“I look forward to furthering the Energy Foundation’s goals of sustainable urban development in China and beyond, advancing sustainable energy to clean up the air, reduce carbon pollution, and increase investments in clean energy,” he said.

Before joining Lendlease, David was a general manager of Shui On Land, a founding director at SOM’s Shanghai office, and the chief architect of the city of San Jose, California.

He is currently a board member of the Global Reporting Initiative, Joint U.S.-China Collaboration on Clean Energy, and the China Chapter of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association. He is a director of the Pacific Basin Economic Council and a Shanghai Executive Committee member of the Urban Land Institute. David has been a speaker and moderator at the Boao Forum, an APEC CEO Summit member, and speaker at the Great Hall of the People. He is an appointed advisor to China Development Bank Capital, China Nobel Forum, the U.S-China Clean Energy Forum, Beijing University College of Architecture and Landscape, Stanford University Architecture Program, and University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

“We look forward to gaining David’s insights and expertise as we continue our work to build a clean energy future,” said Eric Heitz, Energy Foundation CEO and Co-founder.

Energy Foundation launched EF China in 1999. As of 2019, the two operate as individual and separate charitable organizations.