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Surbana Jurong Group appoints Sean Chiao as new Group Chief Executive Officer

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Sean Chiao, Surbana Jurong Group Chief Executive Officer-designate.

Surbana Jurong (SJ) Group has named Mr Sean Chiao Group Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, effective 1 April 2023. 

With this appointment, the Group is poised to accelerate its transformation into a global consulting leader in urban, infrastructure and managed services. Mr Chiao has over 35 years’ experience in design and engineering consulting for the built environment as well as global business leadership. Previously, he led the Asia Pacific operations of one of the world’s largest infrastructure, design and engineering companies. A passionate urbanist and firm advocate of collaboration to create holistic solutions, he has spearheaded many iconic projects in the region harnessing multidisciplinary expertise.  

Surbana Jurong Group Chairman, Mr Chaly Mah, said of Mr Chiao’s appointment: “The Board undertook a rigorous global search for a Group CEO with a clear objective: to grow Surbana Jurong into a global platform and drive lasting positive change through leadership. Sean has extensive Asia-Pacific as well as global experience, deep insight to the industry and an outstanding track record of business results.” 

He added: “We are confident that we have found in Sean the right leader for Surbana Jurong as we advance the implementation of SJ 2.0, the Group’s roadmap to becoming one of the top urban, infrastructure and managed services consulting firms in Asia-Pacific.” 

Mr Chiao said: “I am 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, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to fulfil these aspirations.” 

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 the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University. Read more

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