Sophianne Araib

Centre for Liveable Cities. DIrector

Sophianne is Director of Research and Corporate Strategy at the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) at the Ministry of National Development, Singapore. The CLC is a knowledge centre set up by the Singapore Government to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. At CLC, Sophianne has oversight of research strategies, initiatives and collaborations in CLC’s environment and as social knowledge clusters. She is also responsible for CLC’s corporate strategy and planning.

Prior to joining CLC, Sophianne has been a career officer in the Ministry of National development, serving in various policy and research divisions. In the over 15 years that she has worked in the Singapore government, Sophianne has overseen a wide-ranging policy portfolio that includes Singapore’s land use/urban planning and development, construction and infrastructure development, greening, conservation as well as food security and animal welfare/management policies.

Sophianne graduated from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a Masters of Business Administration and is a Nanyang Fellow. A geographer by training, she also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts and Social Sciences degree from the National University of Singapore.