Gaetan siew is a leading visionary in the field of Architecture & Urbanism. Through his tenacious drive towards architectural excellence, he helped in the setting up of the Mauritian Association of Architects, and occupied numerous roles through the African Union of Architects, before serving as the first Vice President and President of the International Union of Architects (UIA), the international governing body regrouping 1.5 million architects worldwide.
Through his architectural practice, and numerous collaboration requests, his work expands across more than 1500 projects in numerous countries across the 5 continents.
As a true world citizen, Gaetan Siew travelled the world and explored over 100 countries and 500 cities in his pursuit to comprehend the many global issues in our contemporary society. Over the course of three months, he backpacked the historic Silk Road with a partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation, gaining a profound understanding on Architecture, Culture and People.
Through his foundation, the Global Creative Leadership Initiative, Gaetan advocates for societal equity and poverty alleviation through urban innovation. His work focusses on poverty struck regions in Small Island States, and the African continent. Through his foundation he animates global conferences and shares ideas on innovative solutions for Communities, Councils and Governments. His drive to share knowledge earned him a position as a visiting professor on Architecture & Urbanism in universities in France