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About the Management

Our Leadership

Our leadership team upholds our mission, core values, develop a diverse & inclusive workforce, and deliver sustainable value to our clients. Our diverse leadership team is made up of highly experienced and talented professionals who are passionate about the business.

ESC’s organisational structure is built upon our strong culture of integrated teamwork and collaboration, and this is reflected in our “1-Enterprise” approach in leading and managing our business.

Our Executive Leadership is responsible for setting and implementing the overall strategy of the enterprise and works jointly with our Senior Management Team to deliver our clients’ projects seamlessly across our practice areas and our geographies.

Leadership Team Members

Executive Leadership

Andrew Young

Group Director, Country Manager – Singapore

About Andrew:

Founder and Group Director of ESC, Andrew has worked within the Asian environmental industry since 1994. 

He has gained extensive experience as an environmental specialist within the industry, government and consulting organisations. Andrew’s broad expertise covers solid waste management, planning and impact assessments, air quality management, due diligence and compliance assessments, where Andrew has advised on EHS risks for the acquisition and divestiture of global businesses.

With experience from project inception, development and planning through operations, Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to all his consulting projects.

Geographically, Andrew has advised on EHS risks, liabilities and compliance for government and private sector clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, India, China, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Germany. 

Frank Ganendran

Group CEO
About Frank:

Frank has 36 years of experience working in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region within the environmental and engineering consulting and professional services industry. He has been in senior executive leadership roles for the past 23 years mainly for large international firms.

In 2007, he established and grew a successful Australian-based environmental consulting and advisory practice (E3 Consulting Australia) which was eventually acquired by CDM Smith Inc. in 2011.

His recent role was as the Group Manager and Managing Director of CDM Smith Inc.’s Asia-Pacific region, in charge of approximately 960 staff looking after design, construction, engineering and environmental projects across private and public sector markets as well as for the multilateral lending agencies. He has a proven record of strong leadership, strategy development and implementation, training and developing executive managers, and delivering results. His valuable understanding of the intricacies of combined Asian and Western modalities of business allows him to lead, communicate and be trusted across cultural boundaries effectively and successfully.

Frank has assisted and mentored CEOs, boards and senior executives in strategic development, effective change and leadership, delivering strategic goals and business development. He joined the ESC Group as our Group Chief Executive in April 2019.

Senior Management Team

Jessie Nguyen

Meiti Kramadibrata

Country Manager – Indonesia

About Meiti:

Meiti Kramadibrata is an experienced management professional in the engineering and international development consulting industry. She is currently the Team Leader (international) for the Consulting Services for Pre-Feasibility Studies in Urban Water & Wastewater Management, Solid Waste Management and Transport under Green Infrastructure Development, a German-funded grant program.

During her fifteen years of career, she has been in various roles including, Regional Projects Manager for Cardno (Australian engineering consultancy) responsible for overseeing the implementation of projects in South East Asia and Pacific countries and also overseeing Business Development activities in the region. In her last role with Cardno, Meiti oversaw the delivery of more than AUD 21 million projects in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific region.
Prior to joining Cardno, Meiti worked for Black & Veatch in Singapore. She was involved in construction administration, drainage design and hydraulic design of wastewater treatment plant. Before joining Black & Veatch, Meiti worked for Halcrow, UK in the wastewater division. During her tenure at Halcrow, she was seconded to Thames Water UK. Her experience in the UK exposed her to works in sewer and water main designs, survey technologies, construction supervision and management of sub-consultants.

Meiti has administered contracts under Australian Aid, Asian Development Bank (ADB) standard contracts and Singapore’s Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract. She is also experienced in design and project management under UK Thames Water AMP4 Framework Contract.

Khoo Boon Keat

Country Manager – Malaysia

About Boon Keat:

Boon Keat has over 30 years of experience in environmental management in the construction of large infrastructure projects, including soil erosion control, river/water pollution control, noise level control, waste management, social and stakeholder planning and engagements.

He is a certified Sustainable INFRASTAR facilitator and has helped large infrastructure projects earn a 5-star rating. He has worked on Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Audits, and Feasibility Studies for projects all over Malaysia, including the railway, major roads and highways, dam, reclamation, coastal rehabilitation, bridge, marine, drainage, water and sewage treatment plant, township, and tunnel. He was involved in important projects like the KVMRT Putrajaya Line, KLIA 2, the Second Penang Bridge, the East Coast Rail Link, Teluk Chempedak, and the Pulau Tioman Beach Rehabilitation.

His training as a Civil Engineer gives him superior insights into construction site management and he can formulate practical, cost-effective solutions to address a wide range of environmental challenges.

Jessie Nguyen

Alexi Bhanja

Managing Director – Hong Kong

About Alexi:

Alexi is a Registered Professional Engineer (Environment), a Chartered Environmentalist, a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, a Chartered Resource and Waste Manager, an Accredited Monitoring Professional and a Qualified Environmental Professional with 30+ years of consultancy experience. He has been based in Hong Kong since 1992 and has worked on projects in North Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East and Europe.

Alexi specialises in environmental assessment; sustainable development; tourism developments; waste management; and environmental monitoring and audit – he has been involved in more than 450 such projects to date. Alexi has managed and coordinated inputs from technical teams to develop robust environmental and sustainable solutions for clients, particularly at the early stages of project planning, and has worked with international master planners and major developers to bring sustainable solutions to numerous projects in the region.

In 2023, Alexi joined ESC as the Country Manager and Managing Director for Hong Kong, to develop new business opportunities and strengthen ESC’s presence in Hong Kong; to lead ESC’s local team and support the Group’s regional business as it strives to deliver purpose-fit solutions for clients; and to lead and support the development of ESC’s strategic growth agenda for its key business lines.

Jessie Nguyen

Jessie Nguyen

Country Manager, Vietnam

About Jessie:

Jessie is a Project Management Professional (PMP) registered with PMI and has more than 17 years’ experience in carrying out environmental impact assessment, environmental engineering & management and civil engineering, including road and infrastructure or utilities projects. 

Her experience varies from broad level studies and master planning to detailed engineering and construction; including environmental impact assessment (EIA), environmental monitoring & management plan (EMMP), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste engineering and management, waste recycling, Occupational Environmental, Health & Safety (OEHS), landfill design, air and noise pollution control, risk assessment, environmental planning and management, water resources studies, eco/green and sustainability features for industrial parks and resorts, and sustainable development. 

She has successfully delivered several gold-plated EIA and EMMP for floating solar panel PVs projects in Singapore and in the region, as well as ADB and WB’s donor projects in the region to comply with Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards and ADB Safeguard Policy Statement. 

Jessie also has hands-on experience in project management for infrastructure detailed design and construction projects including road development, water pipelines, drains, sewers, general civil engineering, as well as landfill etc in Singapore. Geographically, she is familiar with the environmental laws and regulations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Oman, Qatar, India, China, South America and more.

David Cham

Assistant Country Manager – Singapore

About David:

David Cham has over 17 years of experience in environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting. David has a strong track record in EHS assessments including soil, groundwater, water, wastewater, air quality, industrial hygiene, noise, vibration and air quality; EHS compliance; due diligence assessment and sustainability reporting. In his current role, David is responsible for the day-to-day management of ESC’s Singapore business and spearhead the development and growth of the office.

Prior to joining ESC, David has held several senior leadership position including Environmental and Operations manager at an environmental testing laboratory, EHS Manager for Asia Pacific (including Australia, India and Japan) for a datacenter company, EHS Manager for South East Asia for a networking company. He was involved in numerous projects including site investigation and baseline studies; environmental impact assessments; risk assessments; decommissioning, demolition and remediation; across the various disciplines with overall responsibility for the technical and commercial aspects of the projects. He has managed and worked on projects in Singapore and Asia Pacific region including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia.

Sabine Ramaker

Managing Principal, EHS & Risk Management

About Sabine:

Sabine is a Managing Principal specializing in Industrial Safety and EHS Management, being responsible for the development of the Safety, Health and Risk business area in Singapore and Southeast Asia. In this role, she provides high level technical and scientific support regarding complex environmental, health, safety and risk projects and studies throughout Asia. She is also responsible for ESC’s digital solutions. 

Sabine has 20 years of experience in the field of Industrial Safety, Environment, Health and Risk, which includes Safety Case Studies for Major Hazardous Installation. As part of the Safety Case Studies, she has set up numerous of Safety Management Systems and provided support to companies EHS teams with regards to behavioral or cultural change. She was also part of the SCIC WG to review SS506: Part 3 and align to the new ISO45001. 

Furthermore, as the Managing Principal, Sabine leads the teams who are executing the technical aspects of the EHS and risk work. She has extensive experiences with specific computer modelling software to perform a variety of risk studies including DNV’s Phast/ Safeti and TNO’s Effects/ RiskCurves and air quality studies using CERC’s ADM software. 

She recently completed the training for the Major Hazards Department (formerly SRMC) in Singapore, to train the graduate officers in the field of QRAs. 

During her working career in The Netherlands, she also performed environmental due diligence and research studies in the field of transportation of hazardous substances via road/rail and waterway for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Her technical expertise and professional experience is complemented with a B.Sc (Hons.) in Environmental Engineering (With Distinction), and several post-graduate studies in the safety field. 

Geographically, Sabine has advised on EHS, risk and safety studies for government and private sector clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, China, and The Netherlands.

Nigel Landon

Managing Principal, International Development Aid, Waste Management

About Nigel:

Nigel has twenty years of experience in International Development projects as a strategic manager and technical specialist. He is currently the Managing Principal for International Development Aid and Waste Management in Indonesia, having worked in the water agriculture and environmental sector since 1995 first as an irrigation engineer and later as a solid waste management specialist. Nigel has extensive experience working on environmental projects both in Indonesia and internationally. Having served in both the private sector, for large international agriculture, environment and development consultants, and for the Donor sector with the World Bank, KfW, ADB and UNDP, Nigel has experience managing projects from both consultant and the client’s side. This gives a unique advantage to ensure the Client is fully understood and the needs of the project are appropriately addressed. He has technical expertise focused on water resources planning and management, Irrigation engineering, agricultural planning and development, solid waste management, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, environmental and social impact assessments, EHS, rural development, institutional capacity building, livelihoods development, post-disaster early recovery planning and management. 

Nigel has managed, and was Team Leader on, a number of large projects in developing countries, situated in post-disaster and post-conflict environments, including TRWMP, ETESP and NSIASP in Aceh, Indonesia, and the ELWDP Command Area Development Project in Eritrea. He has proven himself to be adept in managing multidisciplinary teams, including international consultants, community facilitators, engineers, administrative staff and other support staff, in difficult environments. Through extensive experience in managing projects with complex and widely diverse development activities, Nigel has considerable knowledge of project planning, financial management, procurement, monitoring and evaluation. Geographically, Nigel has worked on a diverse range of projects in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia including Pakistan, Libya, Kosovo, Albania, Eritrea, and for more than 12 years in Indonesia. 

Arjen van Schaijk

Managing Principal, Site Investigation & Remediation

About Arjen:

Arjen has 25 years of professional experience working as a consultant in the environmental industry. He has held Senior Management positions with technical, operational, and financial accountability since 2005 and has on-the-ground project management experience in most Asia/Pacific countries, in Africa and Europe.

Arjen’s broad expertise covers site investigation, human health risk assessment and remediation, due diligence and compliance assessments, solid waste management, impact assessments and planning and air quality management. With his brought experience from project inception, development and planning through to operations working across countries and cultures, Arjen brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to all his consulting projects.

Over the past 10 years, Arjen has been focused on directing projects and growing and mentoring teams for large-scale upstream and downstream oil & gas (O&G) investigation and remediation programs and chemical and manufacturing sector projects in China, South Africa, and Indonesia. Besides, he has been an account manager responsible for client management, business development and operational management with P&L responsibilities.

Arjen has led several multi–year site investigation and remediation programs and numerous complex scientific, technical, and environmental due diligence programmes, including site characterization, remediation options and costing analysis and remediation action plans.

Geographically Arjen has advised on EHS risks, liabilities, and compliance mainly for multinationals in Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, China, Taiwan, The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Japan and The Netherlands.

Antony Wong

Technical Director, Air Quality & Noise Management

About Antony:

Antony is a Certified Noise Modelling Professional, a registered BEAM Professional, an Accredited Monitoring Professional and a Qualified Environmental Professional with 27+ years of consultancy experience. He has trained as an IRCA Certified Quality Management System Auditor, Environmental Management Systems Auditor, and Occupational H&S Management Systems Auditor. Antony is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Antony specialises in air quality and noise modelling, land contamination assessment and remediation, environmental assessment, sewerage and drainage assessments, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), and Due Diligence/Compliance Auditing – he has managed more than 300 such projects to-date in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia, Singapore and South Korea.

In 2023, Antony joined ESC as Technical Director for Hong Kong, to develop new business opportunities and strengthen ESC’s presence in Hong Kong, and to lead ESC’s regional air quality and noise centre of excellence.

Kang Min Ngo

Associate Principal Consultant, Biodiversity

About Kang Min:

Kang Min is a forest ecologist with over 15 years of research experience in academia. She has a Ph.D. in forest ecology and is well-versed in flora research, with a focus on the tree population ecology of Singapore and Southeast Asia. She has recently pivoted into consulting, and still actively collaborates with researchers from a wide range of fields such as ecology, biology, environmental science, engineering, data science and the social sciences.   

Besides expertise in research, she also has experience in managing projects, collaborations, and events. She is well-versed in biodiversity surveys, statistical analyses, and assessments, and is comfortable with analytical and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software. She has experience in relational database management and is familiar with Structured Query Language (SQL).

She has recent experience in organizational management from a past job as chief executive of a local environmental charity and is an active volunteer in another nature-based charity.

Eeda Wallbank

Principal Consultant, Transaction Services

About Eeda:

Eeda has 14 years of professional experience. She has diverse industry experiences supporting a wide range of commercial clients in Project Management, Environmental Due Diligence, ASTM International Standard Environmental Site Assessment Phase I and II, Remedial Investigation and Response, and Environmental Health & SafetyCompliance in Singapore, the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Bangladesh.

She has led or supported numerous due diligence and environmental investigation/response activities in accordance with ASTM International standards, Country-specific regulatory requirements, and globally accepted best management practices for a wide range of built assets including commercial manufacturing facilities, wastewater treatment plants, underground storage tank farms, landfills, railroad/railyards, shipping yards, active construction sites, U.S. military munitions response sites, and U.S. CERCLA Superfund sites.

Her experience spans sectors including waste management, major integrated oil and gas companies, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, automotive, freight rail, utilities, telecoms, and government, including the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Prashant Karkare

Principal Consultant, International Development Aid

About Prashant:

Prashant Karkare is an urban planner with over 20 years of diverse experience. He works in the urban space cover project formulations and appraisal, urban governance, institutional development, project development, municipal finance and capital investment planning. Specifically, he has been mainly involved in all aspects of project management covering urban water supply and sanitation investments in Asia region funded by several International Financial Institutions.

Mahrizal Paru

Senior Consultant (Social)

About Mahrizal:

Mahrizal is a Senior Consultant (Social) with more than 10 years of experience in stakeholder mapping and engagement, social and land mapping, facilitation and participatory mapping, resettlement and economic displacement, livelihood restoration plan, indigenous people assessment (including its development plan, community development, and grievance mechanism), IFC Performance Standards, ESIA and EIA/Amdal (mainly for social section, baseline social survey, socio economic analysis) and in the field agroforestry and social forestry.

Before joining ESC, Mahrizal worked for several research institutions and NGOs (ICRAF – the World Agroforestry Centre, University of Arkansas, Irish Red Cross, Care International, International Catholic Migration Commission). He led and established dynamic links with local governments, NGOs, communities and other relevant stakeholders to support the project’s activities, designed and implemented communication strategies to share success stories and lessons learnt from development and improvement of community agroforestry and nursery systems. 

Mahrizal was also involved in advocacy, psychosocial, community development and agricultural development programs. He also conducted an extensive research on cocoa and smallholder farmers, published several articles on reputable peer reviewed journals, and presented at international conferences.