New Country Head Strengthens our Malaysian Operations

May Ong
On the back of a strategic decision to expand and strengthen our geographical footprint in Asia Pacific, Bala Vijayasingam, recently relocated to Kuala Lumpur to lead the Faithful+Gould operations in Malaysia as Country Head.

Incorporated in 1996, Faithful+Gould (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has been providing integrated project management and commercial services to clients across the corporate real estate, industrial, pharmaceutical, education and government sectors. Our project portfolio in Malaysia includes GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, Intel and Dyson.

"There are great opportunities in Malaysia for Faithful+Gould particularly within the industrial, bio-pharmaceutical and property sectors which are areas of expertise for us. Furthermore, the relationship with our parent company Atkins, one of the world’s leading design and engineering consultancies, is one of the utmost synergy and therefore, enables us to offer clients the full spectrum of our project delivery solutions," says Rick Hancock, Operations Director - Singapore.

"There are great opportunities in Malaysia for Faithful+Gould particularly within the industrial, bio-pharmaceutical and property sectors..."

Rick Hancock, Faithful+Gould's Operation Director - Singapore

"Bala’s appointment is well-deserved. He has contributed significantly to the Singapore business and with his in-depth local knowledge and international experiences, I am confident he will lead the business to success," continues Rick.

Bala will assume overall responsibility for the Malaysian business, managing its day-to-day operations and driving its regional growth strategy. A Malaysian national, Bala has a wealth of local and international experience having worked across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Until his recent appointment, Bala held the role of senior project, risk and value manager in Singapore after moving across from the UK in 2012. Prior to joining Faithful+Gould in 2007, he was with the Atkins Highways and Transportation team in Epsom as a structures engineer from 2005.

"This is a testament to my mentors and colleagues whom I have been fortunate enough to work with and learn from."

Bala Vijayasingam, Faithful+Gould's Country Head - Malaysia

Bala commented, "Being part of the Faithful+Gould business and the wider Atkins Group has been a fulfilling career for me. I first left Malaysia to join Atkins UK in 2005. Little did I know then that I would be given an opportunity nine years later to lead the delivery of Faithful+Gould’s Asia Pacific expansion strategy in my home country. This is a testament to my mentors and colleagues whom I have been fortunate enough to work with and learn from. As I take on my new role as Country Head, I look forward to working with the local teams to drive the business forward."