International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Tang Jianyong as its new commercial director for Shanghai. Based in Shanghai, Tang 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, this dynamic region remains a key strategic priority and growth market for Aurecon.
Tang has over 20 years of experience in master planning, architecture and landscape design. In his role, he will be responsible for creating a sustainable growth pipeline of opportunities for Aurecon in Shanghai.
Given his network and understanding of the Chinese market, 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,” said Tang. “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.”
Chow commented: “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. 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.”
Earlier this year, China expedited the rollout of 102 major infrastructure projects as outlined in its 14th Five-Year Plan, from 2021-2025. According to Aurecon, China presents exciting opportunities as it is currently 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.
As clients pay greater attention to sustainability issues amid a national move towards a greener economy, Aurecon will extend its environment and climate change expertise into the Chinese market.
“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,” concluded Tang.