Yuen Yoong Leong

Director, Sustainability Studies

ASEAN Green Future

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yuen Yoong Leong, a leader in sustainability, serves as Director of Sustainability Studies at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Asia) and Professor at Sunway University. Her expertise extends beyond academia, shaping future leaders through PhD supervision, influencing energy and soil policy through insightful analysis and contributing to the sustainability efforts of public listed companies as an independent non-executive director. Yuen Yoong champions a "decarbonise and re-carbonise" approach, leading the ASEAN Green Future project to transform technical systems while healing and growing natural ecosystems.

Prior to her current roles, Yuen Yoong leveraged her engineering background as a Partner at WAYY Consulting, guiding technology and manufacturing companies with market research and strategic planning. Her entrepreneurial spirit is further evident in her co-founding of Natural Ease, which focuses on natural anti-pathogenic solutions. Her dedication to holistic wellbeing is also reflected in her teaching of taichi.

Yuen Yoong holds a Ph.D. in International Manufacturing Strategy and Network Systems from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London. Her commitment to lifelong learning is further exemplified by her Certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.