Arcadis has hired transport and logistics veteran Jonathan Beard, who joins the firm from ICF International where he was a Vice President. In his new role, as Head of Transportation & Logistics for Arcadis’ Asia operation, Beard is responsible for the firm’s regional transports and logistics strategy and landing new clients. He is based in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Arcadis in Hong Kong, Jonathan Beard was a Vice President and Global Practice Leader for Ports, Logistics & Transport Services at ICF International. Beard started at the company in 2012 as a Managing Director. Previously, Beard worked at GHK Hong Kong, where he started his career in 1988. During the intervening years, Beard rose to position of Managing Director in 2003.
Beard holds a Bachelor of Art, a Master of Art and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Beard is a Chartered Management Consultant from the Institute of Management Consultants, Hong Kong – of which he was President, from 2006 until 2008.
Arcadis has appointed Beard to be Head of Transportation & Logistics for its Asia operation, he is based in Hong Kong. Beard brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, which includes guiding the master plans of some of the world’s most active transport hubs, such as ports in Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as the logistics development strategy for Hong Kong International Airport. In his new role, Beard takes responsibility for the development of Arcadis’ Asia transport and logistics strategy as well as elevating the firm’s propositions in the region.
Graham Kean, Asia Head of Client Solutions at Arcadis says that the firm is “delighted” about Beard joining the firm. He adds, “His extensive industry experience and expert knowledge will not only bring fresh perspective and immediate value to the company, but most importantly, ensure delivery of exceptional and sustainable solutions for our clients.”
Beard states that he is “thrilled” to be part of Arcadis’ dynamic team. “It is an exciting time for transportation and logistics in Asia, with increasing private sector financing and participation, and the launch of several regional landmark initiatives such as One Belt One Road. I believe Arcadis has the resources and strategy to help our clients achieve more effective business outcomes,” he says.