March 7, 2018

Passionate visionary receives prestigious medal of honour

Leonard Ng Keok Poh, Partner in Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl and Country Director for Ramboll in Singapore, has received The Diploma of the Danish Export Association & His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour.

In 2008, Leonard Ng Keok Poh took up the challenge to establish an affiliate of the globally recognised landscape architecture company Atelier Dreiseitl (now Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, part of Ramboll Group since 2013) in Singapore, literally starting from scratch. Today, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Singapore has developed into a market leader in the region with more than 60 employees and an impressive range of clients and projects.

This great achievement has now been awarded with The Danish Export Association & His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour which Leonard Ng Keok Poh accepted at the Danish Embassy in Singapore on March 8. The award is given in recognition of an outstanding effort in promoting Danish products and services abroad.

“Ramboll Dreiseitl has under Leonard’s guidance made important contributions to Singapore’s urban landscape. Ang Mo-Kio Park, Jurong Eco-Garden and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay are true landmarks of diligence, sky-high ambitions and the ability to translate Danish design into Singaporean solutions. Leonard Ng Keok Poh is an award winner in true spirit of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour,” says Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, Dorte Bech Vizard.

Improving urban life through spectacular projects

In 2008 Leonard started out by implementing the widely admired redesign of the Bishan Ang Mo-Kio Park. Today, he is overall responsible for several large and important projects as for instance the Mandai project which includes the further development of the Singapore Zoo which is one of Singapore’s main tourist attractions.

“Leonard is a truly passionate visionary who is highly appreciated by colleagues and clients because of his dedicated and collaborative approach. He is driven by an admirable ambition to improve urban life through spectacular projects within the field of landscape architecture and innovative water solutions,” says Hanne Christensen, Managing Director of Ramboll Water.

Leonard was selected for the award by a jury of four representatives appointed by the Executive Committee of the Danish Export Association, and a representative of the Danish Trade Council.

Watch highlights from the ceremony