New Region 10 leadership set to step in
April J. Lander, MEM, JP, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE, will be sworn in next month as the next Region 10 director, succeeding Elias Boutros Sayah, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, who has served as director since 2019. Sayah will continue in Region 10 leadership through 2025 as immediate past director. Lander will move to serving on the Board of Direction and leading the Region 10 board of governors having recently served two terms as governor from 2015 to 2021. Practicing currently as an independent contractor in New Zealand, Lander has extensive international experience. She has been ASCE’s representative on the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council since 2020. “I will promote international partnerships, facilitate transfer of knowledge, provide professional development and educational opportunities, and encourage activities that will help society adapt to climate change and become more inclusive and sustainable,” she said in her vision statement. Learn more about Lander. Chao Li, Ph.D., C.Eng., M.ASCE, will be the next Region 10 governor, succeeding Raymond Hai Ming Leung, Ph.D., C.Eng, P.E., F.ASCE, who has served as a governor for the past three years. Li has been an engineer based in Hong Kong since 2007. With ASCE, he was 2017 Hong Kong Section president, chaired the ASCE Greater China Development Committee from 2016 to 2019, and led the organizing committee for the 1st ASCE Greater China Conference in 2021. In his vision statement, Li laid out some goals: “I plan to strengthen connection between Academia and Industry by installing more student chapters. With significant challenges and opportunities offered by AI and digital technology, I want to focus on increasing communication / collaboration between civil engineering and other disciplines.” Learn more about Li.
With the transition, the term of Brett Phillips, Ph.D., CPEng, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, as immediate past director will close, bringing an official end to his many years of distinguished Region 10 leadership.
Region 10 governor represents ASCE at international conference in Athens