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Press release

4 NOV 2019

RICS announces Regional Board for Southeast Asia

RICS is pleased to announce the board members of the newly established Southeast Asia Regional Board.

Led by Executive Director of Jones Lang Wootton Prem Kumar FRICS, the new Regional Board provides market insight and intelligence to inform the overall strategy of RICS in Southeast Asia.

The Board plays an integral role in enhancing the recognition and profile of RICS in the marketplace, as well as enhancing local member engagement within the region. The Board is also responsible for identifying areas of independent thought leadership.

The Board will meet a minimum of twice per year to ensure active participation across different work areas in order to raise awareness and the general profile of RICS standards and guidance.

Meet the Board members

  • Prem Kumar FRICS, Executive Director, Jones Lang Wootton (Chairperson)
  • Chris Nicholl FRICS, Managing Director of Southeast Asia, Australasia, Japan, and Korea, RICS
  • Chris Marriott, CEO, Savills Southeast Asia
  • Cheng Su Chen, Group Managing Director, C&W Services Singapore
  • Brian Shuptrine AssocRICS, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Turner & Townsend
  • Marcus Lim, Head of Singapore, Southeast Asia, RICS (Secretary)

Main responsibilities

The Board is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a close advisory partnership with the executive and providing advice and support regarding development and delivery of the business plan — "critical friends"
  • Providing insight and intelligence regarding potential market opportunities and risks
  • Playing an active role in communicating with RICS professionals and other stakeholders
  • Ensuring collaboration with professional groups and clear and transparent communications with the RICS Asia Pacific World Regional Board
  • Acting as regional ambassadors for RICS
  • Understanding the external market and political environment
  • Providing guidance regarding thought leadership
  • Raising the profile of RICS regionally
  • Identifying potential partners and facilitating personal networks to advance RICS activities and recognition