Arup announces new leadership in East Asia

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 3 April 2023 – Arup has appointed new East Asia Region leadership, reaffirming our dedication to shaping a digitally-enabled sustainable future for the region.

James Sze, East Asia Region COO, Arup

James Sze has been named as Region COO, bringing over 28 years of experience of design and delivery of complex infrastructure projects across the region. A geotechnical engineer by training, James is highly regarded in the field for providing innovative solutions, such as the design of a piled raft foundation for the 555m tall Lotte World Tower addressing the challenges of shattered ground conditions through advanced computational analysis. His expertise and portfolio diversified over the years, with recent projects including a mega-scale planning and engineering study for the Hong Kong government. The project aims to create an exemplar future city embracing carbon neutrality and resilience.

Former Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Hong Kong, James currently serves on various government, professional and university committees, where he influences policymaking and industry practice to advance sustainable development and betterment of the consulting sector. James will work alongside Andy to drive sustainable development in the region.

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