|Sean Chiao is President, Asia Pacific, at AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm delivering professional services across the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management.
With over 30 years of experience in urban design and management, Mr. Chiao is responsible for leading operational performance and strategic growth in the Asia Pacific region; this includes 15,000 employees across Greater China, Southeast Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Throughout his career, Mr. Chiao has played a pivotal role in the creation of award-winning master plans for high-density new towns and the revitalization of existing urban landscapes, including the Kuala Lumpur River of Life; Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor; Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila; and Suzhou Industrial Park. In 2016, Mr. Chiao spearheaded the publication Jigsaw City which showcases AECOM’s work and philosophies around forming new urban environments and experiences in Asian cities.
An advocate for inspiring future generations of talent, Mr. Chiao orchestrated AECOM’s collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Design. The partnership enables students to explore topical issues related to Asia’s rapid urbanization and empowers them to envision tangible, holistic solutions.
Mr. Chiao is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a member of Asia Society’s Executive Committee. He is also a member of Harvard University’s Master in Design Engineering (MDE) External Advisory Board.
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