ROLE PLAYERS 2019 - Chungha Cha

Chungha Cha

Co-Founder & Chair
Re-imagining Cities Foundation

Cha has been in the finance industry for 20+ years (Citibank, Yasuda Trust Bank, Asian Merchant Bank and CEO of Lone Star Real Estate Funds Korea). And now, since 2008, Cha has been focused in the areas of green buildings and smart, sustainable cities. He co-founded Re-Imagining Cities Foundation to facilitate the convergence of “technology and real estate” to drive “smarter and greener” real estate developments. By working closely together with cities, local real estate developers, PropTech solution providers, and global investors in major cities around the world, we strive to accelerate smart cities by demonstrating that "smarter and greener” can be attained at attractive investment returns.

Cha serves as a Global Smart Cities Advisor to LG Electronics to help collaborate with real estate developers who want to build “greener & smarter” urban developments. Other positions currently held are:
Smart Cities Advisor to the Andalucia Smart City Cluster, Spain
Chair of Green Working Group, EU Chamber of Commerce in Seoul
Vice Chair of the Korean Green Building Council, Seoul
Cha graduated Columbia Business School, MBA Degree 1985 (Majors in Accounting, Finance & Real Estate) and the Wharton School, BS in Economics Degree 1979 (Majors in International Finance & Computer Science)