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President, Asia Pacific

Sean C.S. Chiao
President, Asia Pacific

Master of Architecture in Urban Design
Graduate School of Design
Harvard University

Master of Architecture
University of California, Berkeley

Professional Affiliations,
The American Institute of Architects
College of Fellows

Urban Land Institute
Global Trustee

Harvard Graduate School of Design
Dean’s Leadership Council
External Advisory Board, Master in Design Engineering Program

Asia Socieity
Executive Committee

2016, Jigsaw City AECOM's Redefinition of the Asian New Town

2013, Brownfield Remediation & Redevelopment

2010, Climate Design: design and planning for the age of climate change

2010, Asia Beyond Growth

2006, The Wetland Restoration Handbook

Key Projects,
Master planning of Jinji Lake Suzhou, Chinas

Masterplan of Tianjin Eco-City Public Open Space Tianjin, China

Master planning of Financial District in Fort Bonifacio Metro Manila, Philippines

River of Life Masterplan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Strategic Concept Plan Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor India


Sean Chiao is President, Asia Pacific, at AECOM. 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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