RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), the global professional body for chartered qualifications and standards in real estate and construction, announced the appointment of Sachin Sandhir as Global Managing Director – Emerging Business. He will retain his current role as Managing Director, South Asia but will be taking on additional responsibility for evaluating growth avenues and developing new emerging business opportunities across the globe in standards, qualifications and training.
Sachin Sandhir has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate, advisory and outsourcing industry. Prior to joining RICS in 2008, Sachin held positions as CEO of RocSearch, a UK-based knowledge process outsourcing firm and Senior Vice President of BlackRock Solutions (erstwhile Helix Financial Group). He has also held key positions in reputed real estate organizations including Ansal Properties & Industries, DLF, Jones Lang LaSalle (formerly Chesterton Meghraj).
Announcing Sachin’s appointment, Will Myles, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific, RICS said, “The Executive Team at RICS is immensely pleased with the work Sachin has done to establish RICS in South Asia, including the recent establishment of the RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University. Sachin has demonstrated leading edge thinking in shaping our business in South Asia. RICS has now asked Sachin to take on the additional role of Global Managing Director – Emerging Business to focus on the wider development of standards, qualifications and training in this sector.”
Sachin describes his role in RICS as ‘a catalyst of creating change and professionalism’ in the real estate and construction industry in India. As an advocate of institutionalizing best practices and standards in the real estate and construction sector, he is working to ensure international standards and best practices disseminated by RICS, are adopted by industry to make the South Asia region a more transparent and professional marketplace.
Sachin conceived the idea of the RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University and took a leading role in establishing the school – a milestone for RICS in its role as an education body and provider of professional (chartered) qualifications.