Climate Photo Challenge Judges unveiled

Eco-Business is excited to announce the judges for our Climate Photo Challenge:


Kris LeBoutillier, is currently a video content director and storyteller for Visa worldwide in Singapore, and a photography short-course teacher at Lasalle School of the Arts. Previously, he was a photographer who worked with National Geographic Traveler Magazine as well as the

Geographic's books division, as well as a stock photographer for Creative. LeBoutillier has also published several book titles including On the Iron Rails of the Orient, a train journey from Bangkok to Tibet. He also worked with Getty Images, and as a commercial photographer for travel clients including the Orient Express. He also worked on several stories for Al Jazeera, as well as numerous print magazines including Men's Journal, Rolling Stone, and the Washington Post. He has been a resident in Singapore for 20 years and has travelled extensively throughout the region in search of good stories and great food.


Kazuhito Takata, is the Head of the Interchangeable Lens Camera Marketing Department, which is part of the Digital Imaging Division of Sony South East Asia. He oversees the sales and marketing of interchangeable lens cameras like the renowned a7 and a9 series of award-winning cameras and lenses for the South East Asia region. A veteran of Sony for close to 14 years, he has taken on various roles

within the organization including sales within the Japan market, marketing head in Sony Thailand, as well as marketing communications before his current role as Head of the ILC Marketing Department based in Singapore. A keen photography enthusiast, Takata-san has a long-time love for the art of photography and is constantly improving his skills in order to capture that magical photographic image.

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Jessica Cheam, is the founder and Managing Editor of Eco-Business, the leading media organisation. An award-winning journalist, TV presenter and a social entrepreneur, Jessica has over a decade of experience in journalism with a particular expertise in sustainable development. She presented an episode, Confronting Climate

Change, in the Challenge Tomorrow series by Channel NewsAsia, a Singapore-headquartered English language Asian TV News channel which aired in March 2017. She also leads Eco-Business's multimedia unit in directing and producing short documentaries on sustainability issues. Possessing a keen interest in photography, Jessica is part of the team curating the Changing Course photography and short film exhibition being held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens from 1st June to 12th July, where her collection of photos taken in Antarctica and around Asia will be exhibited.