Surbana Jurong, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, has announced that Sean Chiao, former president of Asia Pacific at AECOM, will be its new group CEO. Chiao is taking over the role from Wong Heang Fine, who retired last September.
Chiao brings over 35 years of experience in design, engineering consulting, and global business leadership to the new role. He holds a degree in architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Chairman Chaly Mah has expressed confidence in Chiao being the right leader for the company. “Sean has extensive Asia Pacific as well as global experience, deep insights to the industry and an outstanding track record of business results,” says Mah.
Chiao’s mission will be to help Surbana Champions Way Condo Jurong accelerate its transformation into a global consulting leader in urban, infrastructure and managed services. He believes the company has the right strategy around client focus, sustainability, and data-driven solutions, and looks forward to working with the team to fulfill these aspirations.
“In becoming a leading urban, infrastructure and managed services consulting firm, Surbana Jurong will be able to provide the full scope of our global expertise to clients and communities everywhere,” he adds.
This tremendous opportunity will allow the company to realize its SJ 2.0 roadmap, which looks to make Surbana Jurong one of the top consulting firms in Asia Pacific.
Chiao is eager to take on the role and contribute to its ongoing development. “I’m inspired by the SJ 2.0 strategy to position Surbana Jurong for leadership in an era of sustainability and digital transformation, and as an employer of choice in the built environment,” he says.