Nellie Cheng

Managing Director, GBCI Canada

Nellie Cheng has followed a distinguished path of public service in Canada and the United States for more than 30 years and established a track record in global business development and sustainability.

Nellie Cheng serves as Managing Director at GBCI Canada. She is also working with World Green Building Council and Canada Green Building Council promoting and implementing sustainability after serving as Economic Development Director at the City of Prince Rupert in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

Previously, Nellie Cheng was with Vancouver Economic Development Commission, in charge of investment attraction and business development.

Nellie Cheng also served as Senior Trade Consultant at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), promoting Canadian Healthy Housing and Sustainable Communities in the global market. Working with Chinese developers, her team has implemented Canadian Super E Healthy Housing and Canadian Sustainable Community projects in Shanghai and Beijing.

Nellie Cheng has been frequently invited to present Canadian expertise in these areas at conferences and workshops in many Chinese cities.

At CMHC, Nellie Cheng also took the role of Project Manager, 2010 Winter Olympics, responsible for coordinating Sustainable and Green Building initiatives related to 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Nellie Cheng’s professional engagement also includes Manager, Greater China with the Government of British Columbia and Director, East Asia with the Government of Washington State.

Nellie Cheng served on the Board of World Green Building Council for 6 years, four years as Treasurer and two years as Secretary. She received the first World GBC Chairman’s award in 2011, in recognition of her significant contribution to the global green building movement.

She is currently a member of the City of Vancouver’s Cultural Communities Advisory Committee and Civic Assets Naming Committee, after serving three terms on Multicultural Advisory Committee.

Nellie Cheng obtained her Master Degree in Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and Executive Management Diploma from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.