Sean C.S. Chiao
President, Asia Pacific
Sean Chiao is President, Asia Pacific, at AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services across the project lifecycle – from transportation, water and energy, to buildings. With over 30 years of experience in urban design and management, Sean 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, Sean 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, Sean 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, Sean 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.
Sean 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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