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Aurecon appoints Jasmin Abad Lock to support growth in Infrastructure Advisory

Aurecon has appointed Jasmin Abad Lock as the Principal, Infrastructure Advisory in Asia.

"I was attracted to Aurecon’s strengths in design-led thinking and its drive to bring global best practices alongside innovative technology solutions to help solve clients’ challenges,” says Jasmin.

19 August 2020 – International engineering, design and advisory company, Aurecon has announced the appointment of Jasmin Abad Lock as Principal, Infrastructure Advisory, effective 3 August 2020.

Based in Hong Kong with experience across Hong Kong, China and South East Asia, Jasmin will work closely with Aurecon’s Infrastructure, Buildings and Energy teams to grow Aurecon’s Infrastructure Advisory services in the wider Asia region.

Of an estimated $15 trillion global infrastructure investment gap, Asia is expected to represent over 60 per cent of medium-term infrastructure spending by 2025.

The Asian Development Bank’s 2030 Strategy is also striving to develop Asia and the Pacific to be prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable by focusing on priority sectors and themes, water, environment, climate change and disaster risk management, technology, transport, urban development, finance, public-private partnerships and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Asia is continuing to develop and pursue its growth agenda. The region’s changing demographics, rapid urbanisation, evolving customer expectations and increasing environmental threats will inevitably place pressure on infrastructure projects led by government and private sector. With demand for investable projects, organisations and their partners are constantly being challenged to deliver infrastructure projects that drive innovation and efficiencies, improve quality of life and fast-track sustainable development commitments.

“At Aurecon, we are committed to delivering future-ready engineering solutions for our clients in Asia. Jasmin’s international experience and knowledge in urban planning, project finance and development economics will be invaluable as she works closely with our Advisory team in Asia to strengthen and enhance our Infrastructure Advisory portfolio,” said Stephane Asselin, Aurecon’s Chief Executive for Asia.

“We are looking forward to partnering with our clients to help them prioritise projects that drive maximum value across their portfolios and on projects that are closely aligned to their organisational strategy and growth in this region. We are confident that our team will be able to deliver seamless services that span the investment lifecycle of infrastructure assets.”

About Jasmin Abad Lock

In Jasmin’s role as Principal for Infrastructure Advisory and drawing on her technical as well as deep economic planning and business advisory expertise, she will help clients to identify and articulate clear strategies to manage risks, maximise investment opportunities, introduce technology to drive productivity, structure financing and commercial options and help develop the implementation of infrastructure programs and related land and property development.

“Leading organisations and governments are constantly looking to make more informed decisions about pursuing, prioritising, building and future-proofing infrastructure assets and investments. They look to experts for technical, creative and innovative approaches that can drive optimal commercial, sustainability, and socio-economic outcomes for stakeholders and their communities. I was attracted to Aurecon’s strengths in design-led thinking and its drive to bring global best practices alongside innovative technology solutions to help solve clients’ challenges,” said Jasmin.

Jasmin started her career as an architect in 1995 and has worked as a consultant in the public and private sectors including the World Bank and ALMEC Corporation, advising on strategic, urban and land use planning, financial and techno-economic aspects of infrastructure development.

Over her 20-year consulting career, Jasmin has also led or participated in major infrastructure advisory projects in Asia across various markets such as transportation, smart cities, new central business districts and mixed-used developments, tourism destinations and leisure attractions. This includes the Macao Tourism Industry Master Plan, Pattaya Utapao International Airport, HKIA North Commercial District Study and Program Recommendations and the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Projects.

Prior to joining Aurecon, Jasmin was a Principal at TBH, a specialist planning, lenders’ technical assistance and project management consultancy. Before TBH, she was Associate Director for Design, Planning and Economics for global engineering firm, AECOM.

Jasmin holds a Master of Science in Social Policy and Planning for Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

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