Egis reinforces its footprint in Asia and appoints Hongyu Li Chief Executive Officer of its Asia-Pacific Region


To fulfil its major development ambitions in Asia, Egis has appointed Hongyu Li to lead its Asia-Pacific Business Unit.

Supported by a regional leadership team and working in collaboration with all the other business units, Dr Hongyu Li will lead the APAC region to focus on Egis’ strategic development target. She will oversee the Group’s growth in the zone and organise Egis’ current and future business activities dealing in the key sectors of Buildings, Rail & Urban Transportation and Operation and Maintenance.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr Li to the Egis Group", says Laurent Germain, its Chief Executive Officer. "With her expertise and many years of experience working with major international players, she has all the qualities needed to meet the huge challenges that Egis will be faced with in the Region and to deliver growth for our Group.”

The Asia-Pacific Business Unit: a zone with very high growth potential

With approximately €100 million turnover and nearly 900 people spread across a dozen countries and territories, Asia-Pacific is a geographical zone that offers high growth potential for Egis. The Group has set itself a five-year target of significant increases in its turnover and profit in the APAC region. 

To extend its influence across the entire region and facilitate access to the Chinese market, the regional headquarters are transferred from Bangkok to Hong Kong. Five target countries under the leadership of Dr. Li are earmarked to drive growth: Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China (the Greater China sub-region); Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia (the Southeast Asia sub-region) and Australia and New Zealand (Pacific sub-region). 

About Dr. Hongyu Li (BSc, MSc, PhD, MSt. CEng, MIStructE, FHKIE, RSE, 1RSE-PRC)

Dr Li has been working in the Infrastructure and Built Environment for over 30 years. She has developed her career based in Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore and South East Asia. She has extensive knowledge of the marketplace across the Asia Pacific region and built up successful and resilient business through close partnership with clients worldwide as well as internal collaboration leveraging global and regional resources and capabilities. As a thought leader, she is also the author of several publications and lectures within the profession.

Dr. Hongyu Li has been with the AECOM Group for the past thirteen and half years. As Senior Vice president, she has built up Building Engineering business in China and South East Asia into a multi-disciplinary and high-performance business unit with high growth and profitability. Her outstanding achievement has earned her a number of President Awards in the APAC region internally and a great reputation in the marketplace.