East Asia Region COO
James Sze is Arup’s East Asia Region COO and has been an integral part of the Region Board since 2020.
A geotechnical engineer by profession, James has over 28 years of experience in the design and delivery of complex mega infrastructure projects across the region. He is highly regarded in the industry for providing innovative solutions, such as the design of a piled raft foundation for the 555m tall Lotte World Tower addressing the challenges of shattered ground conditions through advanced computational analysis.
Over the years, James has diversified his expertise and portfolio, with recent projects including a mega-scale planning and engineering study for the Hong Kong government. The project aims to create an exemplar future city that embraces carbon neutrality and resilience.
Former Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Hong Kong, James currently serves on various government, professional and university committees, where he influences policymaking and industry practice to advance sustainable development and betterment of the consulting sector.