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Dr. James Andrade

Senior Vice President and Head of Learning & Innovation, CapitaLand

Dr. James Andrade is Senior Vice President and Head of Learning & Innovation, for CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. He is responsible for leading the initiative in constructing and overseeing the flagship senior executive learning center specializing in developing the next generation of Singapore and pan-regional leaders. Prior to this role James held the position of Vice President, Research & Development for Mondelēz International Asia Pacific covering Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, NZ and SEA.

During his 30 years as an executive in multinational companies James has held a variety of management positions including R&D, Marketing, consumer insights and strategy. While applying his skills in Asia the last 12 years, his previous work has included projects in Germany, UK, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Mexico. He has led the launch of new innovative products across multiple product categories and implemented innovation programs, which identified new platforms in snacking, beverages, and healthy nutrition among others.

Prior to his career in the food industry, Dr. Andrade maintained a research role with the Department of Defense- working for both the Navy and Army laboratories. In addition to his former senior leadership roles in US Multinational and local Singapore organizations, Dr. Andrade has served in board positions with Ajinomoto-General Foods (AGF), Japan; Dong Suh Foods (DSF), Korea; as the former Chairman of the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, and Board of Directors Singapore Business Federation. He has also served as adjunct professor with Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. James was a member of the Team USA, which competed in the 2001 Wushu Tai Chi competition in Sanya, Hainan.

James holds a B.A. from Roger Williams University, M.S. in Psychopharmacology and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Howard University.