Kam Weng Yuen, Beca Senior Associate – Structural Engineering, was named International Young Professional of the Year at the 2019 FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference held in Mexico City, Mexico from 8 to 10 September 2019.

Nominated by the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ) after winning the Future Leader Award in 2018, Kam was chosen from a pool of world-class young consulting engineers that represent some of FIDIC’s member countries. 

On winning the prestigious award he says, “I’m incredibly honoured and humbled by this recognition from FIDIC. To me this award is a testament of the project and career opportunities we get at Beca and in New Zealand at large, of which I am very proud to represent.”

“I hope this award win helps inspires future engineering leaders by demonstrating the work we do is indeed world-class and is making everyday better,” he added.

Paul Evans, Chief Executive of ACENZ, says, "It's a tremendous achievement for Kam to be recognised on the global stage. The awards pitted him against the world's very best young engineers, and his success speaks volumes for his dedication, professionalism and pursuit of engineering excellence.”

“Kam isn't just a technically talented engineer; he's a positive leader and exceptional communicator who is an incredible asset to Aotearoa and our profession," he added.

Since its establishment in 1913, FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) has been actively promoting and implementing the consulting engineering community’s strategic goals on behalf of its Member Associations from over 100 countries worldwide. 

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