TC Chew, Global rail leader Arup

TC Chew


  • Global Rail Leader

TC is responsible for Arup’s global rail business. He leads a talented and experienced international team working on all kinds of rail transit systems, including high speed rail, metros, light and heavy rail.

As an advisor to governments and delivery bodies responsible for major rail projects, he focuses on helping clients to unlock the transformative potential of rail. Achieving this means taking a whole-life and ‘total system’ view of railways, understanding their potential within the wider transport and mobility landscape. Drawing on Arup’s global network of built environment experts, TC works with clients to shape and oversee delivery of human-centred travel for generations to come.

Prior to Arup, as the President of Global Business Operations, he led Samsung C&T’s international business operation to become a trusted Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) company. During my time as Projects Director at MTR Corporation He was responsible for all new railway projects in Hong Kong, including the West Island line, South Island (East) line, Kwun Tong line extension, Shatin to Central line, and high-speed rail projects. While at Bombardier Transportation in London as Head of Mass Transit in their systems division, he oversaw major projects including the London Underground Victoria line upgrade.

He is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well professional institutions in the UK, the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.