01 June 2016 - Economic growth in Asia remains resilient, particularly in the Philippines, where domestic demand is fueling the need for long-term infrastructure development. This makes the Southeast Asian nation an attractive investment destination.
As part of its ongoing growth strategy in Asia, global engineering advisory company Aurecon has appointed Mohit Kumar as Aurecon’s Country Manager in the Philippines.
In his role, Mohit will be responsible for leading the strategic growth of Aurecon’s business in the Philippines, which includes establishing a business unit in the capital city of Manila. He will also work closely with clients in the growth markets of Indonesia, Philippines, and broader Asian region to ensure ongoing support for their growth objectives.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mohit to Aurecon. His appointment is the first step of a strategic plan to establish a stronger presence in this country. He brings to the table extensive management and technical experience, especially in the Asian infrastructure space, which will benefit our clients’ businesses in the Philippines as well as in Asia regionally,” said Paul Lombard, Managing Director – Middle East & Asia at Aurecon.
Mohit has over 22 years of experience in the engineering industry, having worked extensively across several market segments including buildings, civil and transport infrastructure, water and environment, as well as international development.
Prior to joining Aurecon, he was Director of Operations (Malaysia & Indonesia) and Country Manager (Malaysia) at Jacobs Engineering. There, he led a business unit of professional, technical and support staff in Malaysia and Indonesia. He has also worked at Sinclair Knight Merz and the Asian Development Bank.
Mohit holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, India, and a Masters of Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
Speaking about his appointment, Mohit said, “Asia remains in a growth sweet spot, in spite of prevailing global headwinds. I am very excited at the prospect of combining my experience and understanding of the region with Aurecon’s global expertise to help solve our clients’ most complex problems.