Singapore – Singapore-headquartered global design, engineering, project and construction management firm, Meinhardt Group, has announced the appointment of Mr Eugene Seah as its Global Board member. Mr Seah will be helming a variety of senior leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Meinhardt’s Singapore operations and Senior Director, Group CEO office, based in Singapore.
“We are excited to welcome Eugene into the Meinhardt Group. Eugene has a formidable reputation, endless energy and solid experience in the built environment industry having successfully undertaken various senior leadership roles covering Singapore and overseas markets. I am looking forward to working closely with Eugene to bolster our business in Singapore, and implement new initiatives and business lines across the Group,” said Mr Omar Shahzad, Meinhardt Group CEO.
Mr Seah joins Meinhardt Group from Surbana Jurong (SJ) Group where he spearheaded a number of leadership roles. He led SJ’s Smart Cities business unit as the Managing Director of Surbana Technologies. His other responsibilities included Senior Director, Group CEO’s office, in charge of the Group’s special projects and strategic initiatives, namely, the Key Account Management Office, Digital Management Office, and Sustainability and Resilience Office. He was also a Director on the Boards of Threesixty Cost Management and Threesixty Contract Advisory, and an Adjudicator in the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Mr Seah graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) (1st Class Hons) from the University of Reading in 1999 and a BSc in Technology Management and Computing (1st Class Hons) from the University of Portsmouth in 2002. He also completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Construction Law and Arbitration from the joint NUS and Kings College London, an MSc in Sustainable Building Design from the University of Nottingham, and the Senior Management Development Programme from Harvard Business School.
Mr Seah is also a Green Mark and Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional. He is an ardent advocate for the greater deployment of digital advancements and technologies in both the design and implementation of projects to achieve better outcomes in terms of sustainability, resilience and efficiency.
“I am excited to be an integral part of Meinhardt Group, the largest privately held engineering design firm in Asia. The Group is highly renowned for delivering innovative technical and buildable solutions for large and complex urban development and infrastructure projects. In addition to business related goals, I will also be keen to use the Meinhardt Group platform to encourage students, engineers and young professionals to pursue a career in addressing complex urban development and climate change challenges,” said Mr Seah.