Arcadis appoints transportation and logistics boss
Dr Jonathan Beard to lead Arcadis' transportation and logistics sectors in Asia
Arcadis has appointed Dr Jonathan Beard to lead its transportation and logistics sectors in Asia.
A veteran with over 20 years’ industry experience, Dr Beard joins Arcadis to further strengthen its transportation and logistics business.
Based in Hong Kong, Dr Beard has advised on transportation policy and infrastructure development finance in over 25 countries. He has also guided master plans for some of the world’s largest and most successful ports, including Shanghai, Hong Kong and Port Klang in Malaysia, as well as the logistics development strategy for several major airports, including Hong Kong International Airport and Beijing’s new second International Airport.
Dr Beard said: “I am thrilled to be part of Arcadis’ dynamic team. It is an exciting time for transportation and logistics in Asia, with increasing private sector financing and participation, and the launch of several regional landmark initiatives such as One Belt One Road.
"I believe Arcadis has the resources and strategy to help our clients achieve more effective business outcomes."
Dr Beard holds bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees from Cambridge University.He is a certified management consultant, a former director of the Management Consultancies Association of Hong Kong, and former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Management Consultants.
Graham Kean, Asia head of client solutions at Arcadis said: “We are delighted to have Jonathan joining Arcadis. His extensive industry experience and expert knowledge will not only bring fresh perspective and immediate value to the company, but most importantly, ensure delivery of exceptional and sustainable solutions for our clients."