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Aurecon scales up Greater China business with strategic hire

Parul Dubey on July 13, 2022 - in News, People

Shanghai – International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Tang Jianyong as its new Commercial Director for Shanghai. Based in Shanghai, Jianyong 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.

Earlier this year, China expedited the rollout of 102 major infrastructure projects as outlined in its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021 – 2025). Being 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, China presents exciting opportunities. As clients pay greater attention to sustainability issues amidst a national move towards a greener economy, Aurecon is well positioned to extend its environment and climate change expertise into the Chinese market.

Alton Chow, Managing Director of Greater China said, “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.”


About Tang Jianyong, Commercial Director, Shanghai

As an accomplished homegrown landscape engineer who is well attuned to the Chinese market, Jianyong has over 20 years of experience in master planning, architecture and landscape design. Jianyong’s background in building successful businesses throughout his career will be pivotal in accelerating Aurecon’s growth in Mainland China.

In his role, Jianyong will be responsible for creating a sustainable growth pipeline of opportunities for Aurecon in Shanghai. Given his extensive network and intimate understanding of the Chinese market, Jianyong 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. 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. Being a leader in environment and sustainability, Aurecon is committed to helping clients move towards a net zero carbon future. 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,” said Jianyong.

Prior to joining Aurecon, Jianyong led the operations and management of Capol International & Associates Group’s Shanghai office as its Vice General Manager. During his three-year tenure there, Jianyong nurtured strong client relationships which delivered steady business growth in a competitive market. Earlier in his career, Jianyong held several leadership roles in AECOM where he grew its Mainland China business with record wins and through securing major clients. This includes Spire London, Greenland Kunming South Eastern Center, Greenland Nanchang Twin Towers and the West Island Resort. Jianyong holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the Nanjing Agricultural University.

Contact details

Danielle Bond

Group Director, Brand, Marketing & Communications, Aurecon

M +61 412 870 987 


About Aurecon

Aurecon is an international design, engineering and advisory company that brings ideas to life to create a better future for people and the planet. We are proud to be named Australasia’s most innovative company and most innovative professional services company by the Australian Financial Review in 2020.

Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive all that we do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise. We serve our clients across a range of markets and international locations. Hardwired in our DNA are engineering, design and the deep need to leave a legacy. We are as diverse as we are dynamic. As curious as we are clever.

Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently. We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

We believe humanity depends on engineering; and we recognise we have a broader stewardship role to play. A deep responsibility to hold. As we continually strive for a life in balance, Aurecon clients will be both ready for the future and engineered for life.

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