Poya is the Australasian Energy Business Leader and has been with Arup for over 11 years.

He is a senior manager with over twenty years of commercial and project management experience in diverse industry sectors and functions. He has implemented innovative solutions for effective and sustainable results, and he is well versed in project management, project finance, risk and quality management.

After working abroad in the UK and Middle East for ten years on construction projects, Poya joined Arup to run its Major Projects Group for Southern Africa. He went on to lead the development of the Energy Business for Arup Southern Africa, working with both developers and utilities, to become one of the leading renewable energy consulting firms in South Africa. 

Before moving to Singapore Poya ran Arup’s Southern African sub-region (South Africa, Botswana, Mauritius) for three years.

He holds a Master of Technology Electrical Engineering (SA), Master of Business Administration (MBA)(UK), and a Management Advancement Programme (MAP)(SA) and is a Project Management Professional (PMI).