Aurecon scales up Greater China business with new appointment

Aurecon has appointed Tang Jianyong as its new commercial director for Shanghai. He will report directly to Alton Chow, managing director of Greater China.

This strategic appointment is part of the company’s ongoing investment and expansion across Asia. With demand for infrastructure investments set to continue soaring in Asia over the next decade, the region remains a key strategic priority and growth market for Aurecon.

Earlier this year, China expedited the rollout of 102 major infrastructure projects as outlined in its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021 – 2025). Being the world’s largest construction market which is forecast to grow by 5.2% in 2022 and at an annual average of 8.6% between 2022 and 2030, China presents exciting opportunities. As clients pay greater attention to sustainability issues amidst a national move towards a greener economy, Aurecon is well positioned to extend its environment and climate change expertise into the Chinese market.

“The appointment of Jianyong is part of a concerted effort to bring our local and international expertise to our clients in mainland China. He will help us to raise the bar with quality and innovative solutions, differentiating Aurecon in a highly competitive market,” said Mr Chow. “By drawing on his wealth of experience and deep knowledge of mainland China, we can deliver greater value to our clients, expand into new markets and further grow our business in the country.”

Mr Tang has over 20 years of experience in master planning, architecture and landscape design. His background in building successful businesses throughout his career will be pivotal in accelerating Aurecon’s growth in mainland China.

In his role, Mr Tang will be responsible for creating a sustainable growth pipeline of opportunities for Aurecon in Shanghai. Given his extensive network and intimate understanding of the Chinese market, Mr Tang will enable Aurecon to sharpen its business offering and seize growth opportunities across the public and private sectors.

“To be a part of Aurecon, which lives and breathes innovation thrills me. As China charts its economy towards a greener future, there will be increased opportunities in low carbon construction. This includes the development of green buildings and infrastructure as well as in energy and water conservation,” said Mr Tang.

“Being a leader in environment and sustainability, Aurecon is committed to helping clients move towards a net zero carbon future. I am looking forward to bringing Aurecon’s customer-centric approach to life, and working with the team to design sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.”

Prior to joining Aurecon, Mr Tang led the operations and management of Capol International & Associates Group’s Shanghai office as its vice general manager. During his three-year tenure there, he nurtured strong client relationships which delivered steady business growth in a competitive market.

Earlier in his career, Mr Tang held several leadership roles at AECOM where he grew its mainland China business with record wins and through securing major clients. These include Spire London, Greenland Kunming South Eastern Center, Greenland Nanchang Twin Towers and the West Island Resort.