Kenneth Kwan appointed new RLB Global Chairman

July 12, 2019.

Kenneth Kwan appointed new RLB Global Chairman

Kenneth Kwan, Chairman of RLB in the Mainland of China and Hong Kong, has been appointed as the Chairman of RLB Global Board of Directors in July 2019.

Since joining RLB Hong Kong in 1986, Kenneth has excelled in delivering high profile projects in the public and private sector throughout Hong Kong, Macau, China, Singapore, Cambodia, and Taiwan.

He became the Chairman of RLB in the Mainland of China and Hong Kong in April 2018. He is responsible for the company’s strategic goals and direction, and promoting and maintaining its vision and values.

Kenneth has been on the Global Board since its formation in 2007. In his new role, Kenneth will chair the dedicated team of Global Board Members, coordinating the efforts of our global practice and extending our leading position in the global market.

Kenneth expressed his thankfulness to the trust of Global Board Members as well as his confidence in leading RLB going forward. He commented, “RLB’s great reputation as a trusted and independent adviser is rooted in our quality service, deep understanding and experience of regional markets, which flourishes in the strong connections of our global practices. The Global Board Members will work together to bring the best out of our global practices, and enhance value for our customers.”

Kenneth succeeds former Global Chairman, Stephen Mee, who is a Director of RLB in Sydney and Global Board Member.

During his time as Chairman, Stephen supported the global values of RLB through continued business transformation, including moving the firm towards futuristic delivery tools to embrace a changing world and lead with technology.

Stephen congratulated Kenneth on his new appointment, “Kenneth and I have known each other many years before the Global Board was formed. We are good friends and have collaborated on different projects. I have full confidence in his great leadership skills and judgement, which can help RLB to escalate to the next level.”

Kenneth knows the current challenges in our built environment, and believes in RLB’s firm stance in embracing the future, “We will continue to invest in our people and the new technology like BIM. Our extensive knowledge of construction innovations obtained through global network can optimize project outcomes for our clients, and ultimately push forward the development of our industry through knowledge sharing.”

In October this year, the global conference of RLB management will be held in Beijing, China. Kenneth said he is looking forward to having face-to-face communications with the 100 global management delegates. The occasion will serve as a good opportunity to exchange views, share experience and knowledge.

As a highly regarded quantity surveyor and a qualified Chartered Surveyor, Kenneth served as Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Hong Kong, and was the Chairman of the Institution’s Asia Quantity Surveying Professional Group. He is now a board member of the Institution’s Asia Pacific World Regional Board.

Kenneth is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and a China Registered Cost Engineer. He received a scholarship from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for his scholastic achievements during his study at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.