Sanjay Amin has been named the new Caribbean board chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), among the world’s leading qualification for professional standards in land, property and construction.
Mr. Amin, who was elected by fellow RICS Caribbean board members following the death of David Neale of Trinidad & Tobago, began his duties as chair on 1 August. Already a representative on the RICS Caribbean Board, Mr. Amin will lead the board’s development of the region’s vision and strategy.
“My main local priorities include more CPD lectures, making governments and possibly media aware of the role RICS members can play in the community and perhaps organise a few social functions,” he said.
But at the top of his list are plans to “organise a real estate conference, promote the property profession and RICS, improve communication with the members by way of a newsletter and engage with local universities and employers to promote RICS.”
Mr. Amin was born and reared in Nairobi, Kenya. He attended Durham School in England at the age of 15 to complete his higher education. He graduated in Quantity Surveying in 1984 and worked for Gardiner & Theobald in London for 12 years where he was an associate partner. In 1997 he left to open BCQS’s office in the British Virgin Islands. In 2006 he moved with his family to expand the company’s operations in Barbados.
His experience includes managing a variety of commercial, residential, resort, airport, hospital and industrial projects in the UK, Barbados, BVI and the Eastern Caribbean islands. He has also worked in Sweden and Dubai.
He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a director of BCQS International. He was a Club Service Director of the Rotary Club of Tortola (2004-2005) and is a current member of the Rotary Club of Barbados.
Mr. Amin was appointed member of the RICS Caribbean Board for the 2007-2011 term. He is a current member of the RICS Americas Construction Council and performs the duties of an APC assessor for membership into RICS. In 2009 he participated in the voluntary mission to Haiti on behalf of RICS.