Cambridge, MA—Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. announced today the appointment of Cecilia Sze as its new president and CEO. The move comes with the recent invitation to Dr. Nien Dak Sze, who along with Ms. Sze founded AER, by the Government of Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit to become its part-time advisor on the environment. Dr. Sze, the company’s previous president and CEO, will remain Chairman of the Board.
"I look forward to continuing to sustain AER’s record in achieving distinguished science research to benefit our society," said Ms. Sze, president and CEO of AER, Inc.
As co-founder of AER, Inc., Ms. Sze has served in various capacities from researcher to chief financial and operations officer. In those various roles, Ms. Sze helped bring AER, Inc. from two employees concentrating on atmospheric chemistry, to its current size of nearly 100 with 10 research groups and five U.S. and international branch offices. Under Ms. Sze’s financial leadership, AER, Inc. has never incurred a loss in its 22-year history.
Ms. Sze earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Purdue University and a master’s in business administration from Northeastern University. Ms. Sze serves on the Executive Board of the Asian-American Bank and Trust, as a Trustee of Buckingham, Brown & Nichols School, and on the Corporate Executive Council of WGBH.
Founded in 1977, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. is an award-winning environmental research and consulting company with demonstrated expertise in remote sensing, satellite meteorology, numerical weather prediction, radiation and climate, circulation diagnostics, atmospheric chemistry, air quality and risk assessment, mathematical modeling, planetary sciences, atmospheric sounding and systems engineering. In addition to its Cambridge, MA headquarters, AER has offices in Washington, D.C.; San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA; Hong Kong, and Beijing.