Congratulations to Manager at Emperor International Holdings Mr Alan Choi MRICS for his appointment as the new Chair of RICS Matrics Committee in Hong Kong. Alan's appointment will be effective from 1 August 2019 for an initial tenure of two years.
Qualifying as a chartered surveyor from the commercial property pathway in January 2018, Alan has progressed rapidly over the course of his professional career. He joined Emperor Group in 2015 and is currently responsible for the group's property investment, development, leasing and sales and marketing. Alan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Finance & Real Estate).
Over his 24-month tenure, Alan will lead the RICS Matrics Committee to promote the surveying profession, shape career initiatives, encourage thought leadership, and help young and future surveyors develop skills and grow their profiles and networks.
I am proud and honoured to be appointed as the Chair of the RICS Hong Kong Matrics Committee, which plays a key role in inspiring and nurturing industry talents of tomorrow. I will do my best to serve as a role model for the profession and advocate the good work of RICS as a leading global professional body. Our industry is evolving at lightning speed due to the use of technology. As a young surveyor, I aim to lead our profession to embrace technology and adapt to the fast-paced market.
According to Chair of the RICS Hong Kong Advisory Board Mr Dave Hallam MRICS, the work of RICS Hong Kong Matrics Committee is important when it comes to expanding the talent pool. "The region's real estate sector has been evolving rapidly and is currently facing a talent gap," commented Dave. "With Alan's experience and interest in the application of new technologies in the surveying profession, I am sure he will help those in the industry keep up to date with the latest trends and inspire the next generation. I wish Alan the very best of luck in his new role."
Outside of work, Alan serves as an executive committee member of the Hong Kong United Youth Association, an organisation committed to uniting Hong Kong youngsters and building a platform to contribute to the future development of Hong Kong and mainland China. He also volunteers as a member of the Property Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to organise property-related events and promote community participation and engagement.
RICS Matrics is a well-established membership of young and future professionals. It supports new members entering the profession and works with RICS to help shape the future of surveying. In Hong Kong, the RICS Matrics Committee connects and supports students, trainees and newly qualified professionals (with up to five years post-qualification experience), and acts as role models and ambassadors of surveying industry.
Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Greater China
Jeanie leads RICS' Communication and Corporate Affairs team in Greater China, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
She is in charge of RICS' brand development, market influence and thought leadership in terms of communications, media relations, and policy engagement. She also ensures strategic alignment of activities with RICS' business objectives.
She possesses extensive experience with corporate communication for RICS in East Asia before focusing on the emerging Greater China market, which is experiencing a huge demand for talent and professional standards in the built environment.