Our Team


NTUitive Pte Ltd

NTUitive is the NTU’s wholly owned  innovation and enterprise company. It supports the mission to develop an innovative ecosystem to encourage innovation, foster entrepreneurship and facilitate the commercialization of research. NTUitive is an owner of NanRise Pte Ltd.


Alexander J.B.

Zehnder, PhD

Professor & Co-Founder

Professor Zehnder is a member of the Board of Trustees of NTU, former president of the ETH Board and Professor emeritus of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He heads NTU’s Sustainable Earth Office which coordinates NTU’s sustainability activities, is one of the “founding fathers” of the “2000 Watt” Society, was involved in building up the Swiss innovation environment and has redesigned NTU’s innovation system.


Dr. Stanley YIP


Past President, HKIP

Doctor of Science (Peking)

MCD (Liverpool)


Dr. Yip has over 30 years of experience in sustainability consulting and urban planning in Asia and North America. Dr. Yip is an internationally recognized leading urban planning professional, research and academic leader in sustainable cities, land economics, climate change and green buildings. Dr. Yip is 5 times awardee of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Award of Excellence, and 6 times awardee of the Hong Kong Green  Building Awards (Research and Planning). 

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Dr. Wei BAI

Principal Consultant

Post Doctoral Research, Division of Environmental Strategy Research, Dept. of Urban Planning, Royal Institute of Technology(KTH), Sweden

Ph.D of Management Science and Engineering, Tongji University, China

Dr. Bai is a consultant on building sustainability and district energy planning, and has very strong capabilities of research and consulting internationally. She has more than 20 years of  working experience. Based on her research and practical experiences, Dr. Bai has participated in over 20 projects, compiled a series of  technological guidelines on urban energy systems design and management, 3 books and published over 30 papers in international or national journals and conferences.

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Senior Advisor - Energy

Master of Science in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

George Washington University,USA

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology,Beijing Normal University China

Mr. Zhang is a result-driven investment analyst with 10 years of experience in the solar and renewable industry. He has acquired strong ability to conduct analysis and market research to identify potential business opportunities, as well as in-depth knowledge of renewable energy technologies and market trend. He strength rests on his capability of bridging new technical concepts with business strategies.


Yi-ran ZHENG

Senior Consultant - Investment 

Master of Real Estate Development (Merit), University of Manchester

Bachelor of Engineering (Urban Planning), Hefei University of Technology 

Yi-ran is an investment consultant and is responsible for industry research, due diligence and investment analysis.

She has gained project experience in private equity investment management, real estate and urban planning. In real estate, she focused on real estate investment analysis and was responsible for marketing analysis, finance modelling, cash flow appraisal. Yi-ran has strong focus on technologies in PropTech and Smart Cities. 

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James Qi-liang HE

Senior Consultant - Projects  

Master of Water and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, UK

Bachelor of Water and Waste Water Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, China

Qiliang have worked as a Project Manager/Senior Water & Environmental Engineer/Senior Planner for internationally renowned engineering consulting firms as well as real estate developer. He has thorough understanding of local municipal infrastructure planning system and related regulations. Qiliang has in-depth knowledge in technological innovations and applications in water and environmental projects, based on his extensive project experience in sustainable infrastructure strategy, Eco-city planning and design.


Professional International Trainer
(Registered by IPMA)

Mary Zhong has extensive experience in corporate and business development management in international urban development consulting companies in China.  She is also a registered international trainer.


Wenlin GUAN

International REC Transaction Team - Technical Advisor

Wenlin Guan is a certificated and experienced European power spot trader and former assets optimization consultant. He is managing the intraday trading the optimization of all the coal, hydro, nuclear and renewable assets of one of the Europe‘s largest energy company. He was deeply involved in the ongoing Chinese power market reform and provided consulting for NDRC, National Grid and power generation companies in China.

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International REC Transaction Team - Technical Advisor

Hong Zhuang is an experienced project manager and software engineer  in power trading and digital products. He was deeply involved in the ongoing Chinese power market reform and R&D projects for National Grid, South China Grid and power generation companies in China.