Eugene joined the Surbana Jurong Group on 1 January 2017 as Senior Director, Group CEO’s office, to spearhead and oversee the Group’s special projects and strategic initiatives, in particular, the Group’s Key Account Management Office, Digital Management Office, and Sustainability and Resilience Office. He is also a Director on the Boards of Threesixty Cost Management and Threesixty Contract Advisory and an Adjudicator in the Singapore Mediation Centre. In 2020, he took office as the Managing Director of Surbana Technologies, the Smart Cities arm of the SJ Group.
Eugene graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) (1st Class Hons) from the University of Reading in 1999 and a BSc in Technology Management and Computing (1st Class Hons) from the University of Portsmouth in 2002. He also completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Construction Law and Arbitration from the joint NUS and Kings College London programme, an MSc in Sustainable Building Design from the University of Nottingham, and the Senior Management Development Program from Harvard Business School.
Apart from his experience in Quantity Surveying, Eugene injects sustainability, value management and green approaches into his work to achieve project efficiency. He is passionate about resilience in cities and how digital and technology can be leveraged to help citizens in these cities have better quality of lives. He is a Green Mark Accredited Professional and Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional and is knowledgeable in the field of sustainable buildings and infrastructure.
Eugene works on enhancing productivity in Design and Construction and research on Computational BIM, Visualisation and Imaging and other productivity enhancement topics for the Surbana Jurong Group. His effort has won him several awards, including the RICS Construction Professional of the Year (2019), the Advance Certificate in Learning Program from the Institute of Adult Learning as well as the qualification on the ISO 19650 for BIM and Collaboration. He and his team are continuously embellishing the SJ’s platform Common Data Environment platform called 24K , ever increasing its capabilities for City’s’ Services.
Passionate about teaching, Eugene is also a Lecturer at the Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore for the Masters of Project Management and is an avid speaker on Construction and related topics. In his free time, Eugene volunteers in the National Youth Achievement Award as the Vice Chairman of the Council as well as the VCF Committee in NCSS.
I agreed to take up this role so that I can share my knowledge on Smart Cities, Sustainability and Resilience , Digital and my Core discipline in Quantity Surveying and Project Management. I believe in giving back to society what the society has molded and shaped me. I would not say I am an expert hence I am here to learn from others who have walked before me and along side of me.