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RICS appoints 10 new board members in Qatar

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has welcomed 10 new board members in Qatar, including a new chair of the RICS board, Cassandra Francis

RICS has appointed 10 new board members in Qatar, including chair of the RICS board, Cassandra Francis.
RICS has appointed 10 new board members in Qatar, including chair of the RICS board, Cassandra Francis.
Rob Jackson, regional director of RICS (pictured above), says that the latest board members will drive recognition and adoption of international standards in Qatar’s real estate sector.
Rob Jackson, regional director of RICS (pictured above), says that the latest board members will drive recognition and adoption of international standards in Qatar’s real estate sector.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has appointed 10 new board members in Qatar.

The institution’s latest recruits include Cassandra Francis, who will take over as chair of the RICS board.

RICS’ other new board members for Qatar will include: Msheireb Properties’ Kuruvilla Abraham; Manateq’s Ali Al-Khelaifi; Qserve Qatar’s Lalantha Amarasekera; Faithful+Gould’s Matthew de Pear Brown; Marubeni Corporation’s Chea Diong; David Adamson & Partners’ Keith Milne; Currie & Brown’s James Irvine; GLEEDS Gulf Engineering Consultants’ Ian Rollitt; and Ashghal’s Rudo Zhanda.

Commenting on her new role, Francis said: “I am thrilled to help further develop RICS’ leadership role in Qatar, upholding RICS best practices and ethics in one of the largest property development sites in the world.”

Rob Jackson, regional director of RICS, added: “Our presence in Qatar represents our commitment to growing our presence in the region and adding significant value to the local market through our wide range of services, all of which are delivered under our independent public interest mandate.

“I am confident that Cassandra and the other board members will drive the recognition and adoption of standards to ensure Qatar’s real estate, construction, and infrastructure sectors continue to thrive.”

RICS is confident that its latest board members will help to embed international standards and best practices associated with the built environment, thus driving efficiency and transparency in the market, and encouraging growth and foreign investment in Qatar.

Located in Burj Doha, West Bay, RICS’ Qatar office provides membership services to more than 1,100 members across the country.

RICS also offers impartial advisory services, training, dispute resolution assistance, conflict avoidance strategies, and expert witnesses to a range of built environment stakeholders in Qatar.

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