RICS Appoint Esteemed Industry Leaders to the South Asia Regional Advisory Board

The appointment of the new RICS South Asia Regional Advisory Board marks a significant step forward for the organization in the region.
RICS Appoint Esteemed Industry Leaders to the South Asia Regional Advisory Board

RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the world’s leading professional body for real estate, construction, and infrastructure, announced the appointment of esteemed industry leaders to its South Asia Regional Advisory Board.


Chaired by Sanjay Dutt, FRICS, Managing Director & CEO, Tata Realty & Infrastructure Ltd. and Tata Housing Development Company Ltd., the new board members bring a wealth of experience and expertise across diverse sectors of the built environment. Their combined insights will be instrumental in guiding RICS’ strategic direction and initiatives in the South Asia region, focusing on key areas like:

  • Promoting ethical and professional standards within the industry
  • Supporting the growth and development of the property market
  • Advocating for sustainable and responsible practices in the built environment
  • Engaging with stakeholders across government, industry, and academia
  • Enhancing the recognition of RICS qualifications and designations


“I am delighted to welcome this esteemed group of professionals to the RICS South Asia Regional Advisory Board. Their expertise and insights will be invaluable in guiding RICS strategic direction, promoting professional standards, and advocating for the interests of RICS members in the region.” said Sanjay Dutt, Chairman of the RICS South Asia Board.


The new RICS South Asia Regional Advisory Board members are:

  • Ameya Gumaste FRICS – Executive Director and Country Head, Linesight India
  • Prof Chitra Weddikkara FRICS- Managing Director, Qserve Pvt. Ltd
  • Deben Moza FRICS – Senior Executive Director, Head of Project Management Services, Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Capt K Srinivas MRICS- Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Property Developers Private Limited
  • Michael Holland FRICS – Independent Director, Nexus Select Trust and Samhi Hotels Ltd.
  • Ram Chandnani MRICS – Managing Director- Advisory & Transaction, CBRE, India
  • Pawan Swamy MRICS- Chairman & Jt. Managing Partner, Credberg Advisors
  • Sanjeev Dasgupta MRICS – CEO, CapitaLand Investment India & CapitaLand India Trust
  • Sangeeta Prasad FRICS – Group CEO, Runwal Developers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sobha Rani FRICS – Founder Managing Director, Veadik Consulting Solutions, Esttareal Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Somy Thomas MRICS – Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory, India, Co-Head, Land & Capital Markets, India, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Vinod Rohira MRICS – Managing Director & CEO – Commercial Real Estate, K Raheja Corp Group


The appointment of the new RICS South Asia Regional Advisory Board marks a significant step forward for the organisation in the region. With the support and guidance of these leading professionals, RICS is well-positioned to continue its work in promoting professionalism, ethics, and sustainable practices in the built environment industry across South Asia.


Commenting on the appointments, Ashwani Awasthi, Managing Director-South Asia, RICS, said, “I extend a warm welcome to our new board members whose diverse expertise and fresh perspectives are invaluable assets as we navigate the exciting journey ahead. Together, we will uphold our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainable growth, ensuring the continued success of RICS. I look forward to working closely with them to drive a positive impact for our stakeholders”.

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