Mahender Singh named Director, IFMA India IFMA has hired Mahender Singh to serve as Director, IFMA India. He brings more than 25 years of experience in facilities, corporate real estate, facilities operations, turn-around management, business development, finance and general administration. His end-to-end experience in real estate services makes him the ideal candidate for this critical position as IFMA works to support the emerging FM industry in India. The FM market in India has been growing since 2003. According to the report, Global Facilities Management Market Sizing Study 2016 — research conducted by GlobalFM and supported by IFMA — it expanded by a staggering 22 percent in 2014-15 and is poised for even more rapid market growth in the coming years. As India’s FM market emerges, its inclusion in the global FM community represented by IFMA will help it mature quickly and effectively to meet growing demand. IFMA, thanks to its landmark collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is leading the charge to build a truly global FM community while integrating FM into the broader built environment conversation. In this context, Singh will work to further develop IFMA’s growing membership portfolio of regional and national accounts. It is that global reach that enables IFMA to integrate the best of India’s innovation to the rest of the world while offering India a set of well-established and time-tested industry best practices on which to build. “I am excited to begin a new journey with IFMA India and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive products and services. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected organization that strives to be a top authority on its subject.” I am excited to begin a new journey with IFMA India and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive products and services. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected organization that strives to be a top authority on its subject.” — MAHENDER SINGH Lara Paemen named Director, IFMA Europe IFMA has also tapped Lara Paemen to serve as Director, IFMA Europe. With extensive experience in workplace strategy and business consulting in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, Paemen leverages practical knowledge with a progressive vision that is suited to the exciting potential in the European facility management market. The aforementioned Global Facilities Management Market Sizing Study 2016 indicates that FM in Europe is at least a €249.64 billion market. Along with North America, the European FM market is the most mature in the world, with global leadership in several critical fields, including energy efficiency, sustainability and workplace strategy. Global FM unification and integration into the broader built environment conversation will require strong European leadership and engagement as well. To further this goal, the region’s leading minds in FM will gather at the World Workplace Conference and Expo in Stockholm, Sweden, 30 May through 1 June, 2017. Paemen will build on this momentum to continue to develop the services and products within IFMA’s European portfolio to provide unparalleled value for FM professionals. “The innovation and thought leadership in Europe will direct the shape of the emerging global FM community. I am looking forward to working closely together with IFMA’s local chapters to strengthen our European position.” – LARA PAEMEN
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