Ray Cheung

Ray Cheung comes from a two-decade career in international business and governmental cooperation in China’s sustainable development. Ray served as the Executive Director of the US-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP). Ray has also consulted for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation on financing clean technology deployment. In addition, Ray led the World Resources Institute’s clean technology business incubator in China and was an advisor to the chairman of AIG Companies in China on clean technology investment strategies. Ray holds a BS in Conservation Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Georgetown University.

PROJECT: ADVANCING TRANSPORTATION THROUGH CAPITAL PLANNING

The L.A. Department of Transportation manages one of the largest and most complex transportation systems in the country. FUSE Fellow Ray Cheung helped develop the department’s first five-year capital plan, identifying short-term and long-term project priorities and guiding the department’s policies for selecting, designing, financing and implementing projects. Ray also helped develop an implementation strategy for the capital plan, which will ultimately improve quality of life for residents of the city, providing them with safer streets, reduced congestion, a cleaner environment and enhanced mobility options. During Ray’s tenure, the department also steered more towards a culture of collaboration, as new lines of communication were opened up between staff and management in the greater goal of improving the capital planning process.