AECOM appoints Eric Zhang to lead its Mainland China ESG Advisory business

Shanghai (Apr. 29, 2022) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that Dr. Eric Zhang, a renowned industry veteran, has rejoined AECOM as senior vice president leading its Mainland China environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice, effective April 11.

“We’re pleased to welcome Eric back to AECOM to help drive growth for our Mainland China ESG Advisory business,” says Ju Heng, Sub-regional Leader for AECOM China. “It’s our commitment to ESG and Eric’s distinguished leadership experience in strategic planning and sustainability comes at a pivotal time for us as we are in full force advancing our ESG Advisory business in the marketplace to help our clients and communities achieve their goals.”

Based in Beijing, Dr. Zhang will be responsible for establishing AECOM’s China ESG and Sustainability Research Center and driving the growth of ESG Advisory business in the region, leveraging AECOM’s global advisory and technical capabilities to develop and advance industry leading ESG services and offerings for local clients.

Dr. Zhang holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Lille, France. He brings his unique research perspective and more than 25 years’ experience in urban and regional strategic development. On top of a strong track record in delivering a wide range of projects on regional development strategy, airport economic research, ecological and tourism planning, urban regeneration, resilient city plan, low carbon city and sustainable development, he is also an expert advisor to many local governments in Mainland China.

Commenting on his new role, Dr. Zhang said: “I’m excited to return to AECOM in a period of high growth for ESG Advisory business. As China aims for ‘carbon neutrality by 2060’, our clients are ambitious and more focused on net zero, sustainability and resilience. I very much look forward to collaborating with our colleagues and clients, through greener and low-carbon approach, to deliver positive social impact and make our communities more sustainable.”

As a leader in the industry, AECOM launched its environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, Sustainable Legacies, in 2021. For more information on how AECOM is delivering Sustainable Legacies, please visit



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