• RICS East Asia appoints new managing director

    12 October 2016

    (4 October 2016, Hong Kong) RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Edith Chan asits East Asia Managing Director.

    Mrs EdithCHAN

    Mrs Chan joins RICS with extensive experience from standards and membership institutions, having led teams at the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute as Chief Executive, and at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center as Executive Director. In addition, shereinforces the breadth of expertise at RICS with her comprehensive knowledge of the financial services industry where she has held senior management roles in the regional offices of leading international financial servicesfirms in Asia Pacific.

    “It is my pleasure to welcome Mrs Edith Chan to our senior team in Hong Kong, where her insights and resourcefulness of the professional services industries will help foster the adoption of international standards and RICS’ global assurance regime throughout East Asia,” said Will Myles, Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director of RICS.

    Mrs Chan began her financial services career in London with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked for KPMG and the Securities and Futures Commission upon her return to Hong Kong. She then moved to the commercial sector where she held senior regional management positions with Invesco, Principal, and ABN AMRO Bank.

    “The complexity of the public-private collaboration to rehabilitate Grade 1 heritage buildings I oversaw at the Asia Society showcased the contribution of this profession to the society and attracted me to RICS,” Edith said. “I look forward to furthering the adoption of the standards in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan and Korea to provide consistency across our locations for international transactions and collaborations.”

    Mrs Chan is an active member of the community and currentlyCouncil Member and Audit Committee Chair of Lingnan University, and Trustees Board Chair of the International Christian School. She is a member of the Environment and Conservation Fund Investment Committee and theInvestment Advisory Committee of Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation. She was awarded a Hong Kong SAR Government Medal of Honour in 2014 for her contributions to public service.

    As the world’s leading professional body in land, construction, property and infrastructure, RICS is obligated to promote the highest standards of its members’ professions for public advantage, and to provide critical insights based on the knowledge of its chartered members.

     

     

     

     

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