Sean Chiao MAUD ’88

Sean Chiao is President of Asia Pacific at AECOM. He oversees strategic growth and business operations in Greater China, Southeast Asia, India and Australia and New Zealand, covering over 15,000 employees. With over 30 years of experience in urban design and management, Sean has played a pivotal role in the creation of award-winning master plans for high-density new towns and the revitalization of existing urban landscapes, including the Kuala Lumpur River of Life; Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor; Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila; and Suzhou Industrial Park.

In 2016, Sean spearheaded the publication of Jigsaw City which showcases AECOM’s work and philosophies around forming new urban environments and experiences in Asian cities. He has also orchestrated AECOM’s collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Design for a six-year studio program that examined rapid urbanization in China and Southeast Asia’s developing cities. Together with Asia Society, Sean co-developed “Imagine 2060: Delivering Tomorrow’s Cities Together”, a three-year international symposium series focusing on water, air and land.

Sean is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). He serves as a Global Trustee of Urban Land Institute and a member of the Executive Committee of Asia Society. He holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley.