Singapore-based global design, engineering, project and construction management firm, Meinhardt Group, has appointed Go Yang San as new managing director of Meinhardt Singapore. He will also serve as a board member on Meinhardt’s global board and act as the regional director for infrastructure.
With over 35 years of experience in the planning, design and management of major civil, structural and infrastructure works projects in Singapore and across the region, Mr Go has been a prominent figure in the built environment industry and brings to bear a wealth of expertise to his new role.
Mr Go has enjoyed an extensive career with Meinhardt previously. He played a key role in the growth and success of Meinhardt Infrastructure Singapore Pte Ltd, the infrastructure design subsidiary of Meinhardt’s Singapore business from 2004 to 2017. Mr Go was involved in a leadership role in a number of notable projects related to MRT Downtown Line 3, Marina Coastal Expressway, Gardens by the Bay and Thomson East Coast Rail Line, to name a few.
In addition to his vast experience in Singapore, Mr Go was actively involved in various projects in the region and the Middle East. Among the major projects he has led outside Singapore include the Taiwan High Speed Rail, Dubai Metro projects, and several other infrastructure planning and design projects in the Middle East.
Prior to re-joining Meinhardt, Mr Go was the managing director of Aurecon’s consulting business in Singapore, where he played a significant role in expanding the company’s business and local footprint.
As the managing director of Meinhardt Singapore, Mr Go will drive the company’s strategic direction, business development and overall operations. He will work closely with the rest of the leadership team in Singapore and the global board to spearhead Meinhardt Group’s growth in the country and overseas, especially in areas such as infrastructure, climate change and digital transformation.
Dr S. Nasim, group executive chairman of Meinhardt Group, said, “We are delighted to welcome Yang San back to Meinhardt Group as our new managing director for Singapore. His appointment represents another significant step for the group to strengthen and cement our position in Singapore’s built environment industry. His stellar track record and reputation make him a valuable addition to our team. We are confident that under his leadership, Meinhardt will continue to provide cutting-edge technical solutions to our clients.”
“Yang San’s vast industry experience, leadership skills and business acumen will also help strengthen and enhance Meinhardt’s position to remain at the forefront of key industry megatrends, such as integrated digital design, modular construction, integrated smart cities, climate change and sustainability,” added Omar Shahzad, group CEO of Meinhardt Group. “We will cultivate and leverage our in-house expertise and partnerships with the industry eco-system to lead and implement new ideas and technologies here in Singapore and beyond.”
“I am thrilled to rejoin Meinhardt, a home-grown global group with a rich history of multi-disciplinary design excellence and innovation, for this exciting challenge,” commented Mr Go. “I look forward to working closely with the Meinhardt team to build on the group’s success and make a positive impact on the wider industry and community at large.”
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