Heng Jie TanRegional Director, Americas at Singapore Economic Development Board
Heng Jie (“hen-ji”) was appointed Regional Director, Americas of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) on 1 February 2017. She spends her time uncovering new developments in the US around urban mobility, digital infrastructure and clean technology. Prior to the appointment, Heng Jie was part of the EDB’s Precision Engineering division, where she supported the needs of manufacturing suppliers in Singapore and was responsible for the development of Singapore’s robotics industry. She was also part the EDB’s Americas Desk and addressed business interests from Latin America. Heng Jie is an EDB Scholarship recipient and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Industry Engineering. She followed her interest in Japanese culture and went on to complete a Masters in Innovation at Tokyo University. Heng Jie looks forward to a future with autonomous electric vehicles, where she is freed from the pressure of driving.