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David Nieh

David Nieh

CEO & Partner
AGI Avant Group

David Nieh is the former head of the China business for Lend Lease, an international developer headquartered in Sydney, Australia, known for its environmental leadership in property development around the world. He is a well-known Chinese American business leader and well-regarded urban planner and architect. Prior to Lend Lease, he was a general manager of Shui On Land, a founding director at SOM’s Shanghai office, and the chief architect for the city of San Jose, California. David is currently a board member of the Global Reporting Initiative, Joint U.S.-China Collaboration on Clean Energy, and the China Chapter of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association. He is a director of the Pacific Basin Economic Council and a Shanghai Executive Committee member of the Urban Land Institute. David has been a speaker and moderator at the Boao Forum, an APEC CEO Summit member and speaker at the Great Hall of the People. He is an appointed advisor to China Development Bank Capital, China Nobel Forum, the U.S-China Clean Energy Forum, Beijing University College of Architecture and Landscape, Stanford University Architecture Program, and University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. David earned a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.



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