Asselin will oversee all commercial operations with a focus on driving new business and continuing the acceleration of digital engineering and advisory offerings to clients.

“Asia is a fast-paced region where there are many challenges and opportunities around sustainability, urbanisation, digital transformation and infrastructure. I believe Aurecon is well-placed to take a leading role,” said Asselin.

A spokesperson for the company said, “A senior and experienced commercial leader, Asselin has spent over half of his 25-year career living and working in Asia. He has a proven track record in delivering business outcomes and developing a strong talent base focused on executing strategy. Previously, he served at executive level with a range of engineering, environment and architectural consultancies, including as the executive vice president for Southeast Asia at Aecom. More recently, he held several senior advisory roles across Canada and Asia.

“With a passion for the infrastructure, marine, water, energy, and environmental sectors, Asselin has worked on projects across Asia as well as in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Some of his most recent experiences include helping Vietnam-based Atlas Industries in their expansion into the North American market, and with Canadian government-owned company Société du Plan Nord, where he led their infrastructure and environmental spending programs.”

Asselin holds a master’s degree in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island in the U.S., and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Université Laval in Canada. He will be based in the Hong Kong office.