RICS announces change of leadership for South Asia as Sachin Sandhir departs

27 October 2017, Bangalore RICS announced today that Sachin Sandhir, Global MD – Emerging Business and Managing Director for RICS in South Asia is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. Nitin Kapoor, Associate Director, RICS South Asia will take responsibility for the RICS professional body on an interim basis. Ashwani Awasthi, Chief Operating Officer will lead operations at RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE).

UnderSachin’s leadership, RICS has become a respected standard-setting,qualifications and assurance body in India.  In 2013, Sachin wasinstrumental in RICS establishing its historic first educational institution inpartnership with Amity University.  Today, RICS has offices in Delhi,Mumbai, Bengaluru and RICS SBE has campuses in Noida and Mumbai with combinedstaff strength of over 150. 

India is apriority market for RICS in its vision of being a global professional body fitfor the 21st century.  We are committed to expanding the footprint of RICSqualified professionals in India and embedding our standards via governmentpolicies, employers and end users. 

Sachin willbe leaving his role in January 2018 and will assist management in smoothtransition.  RICS has commenced the process for seeking a new ManagingDirector for its South Asia Region. 

WillMyles, Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific, RICS said“Sachin has beeninstrumental in building and leading a thriving and successful organization forRICS in South Asia. He leaves behind a strong team, which is well positioned tocontinue to serve the needs of stakeholders in India. We thank Sachin for hiscontribution and wish him all the best.” 

Reflectingon the announcement, Sachin Sandhir said, “I am proud to have created a legacy in Indiaby building a profession that will help the country address its builtenvironment and skills challenges and raise standards in the sector.  Atthis time, having witnessed the first students joining the new Mumbai campus ofRICS SBE, the time has come for me to look to my next challenge. I am confidentthat the profession is in safe hands for the future.”

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