Aurecon appoints director of major projects and pursuits in Asia

Global engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Keith Leung as its director of major projects and pursuits in Asia. Based in Singapore, Mr Leung will be responsible for smooth delivery of major projects in terms of quality assurance, risk mitigation, management and review, so that clients will benefit from an enhanced experience of collaboration and quality solutions. He will report directly to Stephane Asselin, Aurecon’s chief executive for Asia.

“Keith is a great addition to our team enhancing our project delivery offering to our clients and projects in Asia,” said Mr Asselin. “Growing our business in Asia is a key strategic objective for Aurecon. Keith has demonstrated an intricate understanding of Asia’s infrastructure and built environment landscape, with a proven track record of blending opportunity and delivery to successfully execute major projects. Having Keith onboard will strengthen our ability to deliver better value to clients and grow our business in Asia.”

Mr Leung joins Aurecon from Singaporean consultancy YWL Engineering, where he served as director since 2017. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at AECOM, where his last position was vice president of operations & infrastructure for Southeast Asia. Mr Leung oversaw all the company’s Southeast Asian business activities and took a leading role in ensuring corporate governance at the company, as well as serving as the regional head of the Office of Risk Management.

Mr Leung’s career spans 34 years where he played a key role in the design and engineering of high-profile projects in Asia, including the Common Services Tunnel in Marina South, Singapore; Hong Kong Science Park Phase 2 Development in Hong Kong; and the Second Stage Expressway System in Bangkok, Thailand. He brings a wealth of experience with a diverse range of engineering skills, including risk management, planning, design, project management, procurement and contract administration to Aurecon’s clients and their projects.

“This is an exciting time to be joining Aurecon and I believe we are well-placed to take advantage of the growing number of opportunities that are developing in this part of the world,” said Mr Leung. “Projects here are also growing in complexity, both technically and in terms of stakeholders’ expectations. With my background in major projects across the region, I look forward to bringing together Aurecon’s multi-disciplinary expertise to help bring our clients’ projects to life in Asia.”

Mr Leung is a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in Singapore and holds affiliations with several of the world’s leading professional bodies, including the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. He was also legally trained with both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Law.