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IFMA Fellows Class of 2016 honored at IFMA’s World Workplace

Oct. 07, 2016

IFMA has named four new IFMA Fellows: Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, FRICS, COP, IFMA Fellow of ISS World Services A/S, Søborg, Denmark; Stephen Ola Jagun, CFM, FRICS, FNIVS, IFMA Fellow of Jagun Associates, Lagos, Nigeria; Jon Seller, IFMA Fellow of Optegy Limited, Hong Kong; and David (Dave) Wilson, CFM, IFMA Fellow of Effective Facilities Limited and Morphose Limited, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

The 2016 Class of IFMA Fellows was inducted at IFMA’s annual Awards of Excellence banquet Friday, Oct. 7, in San Diego, California, USA, held during IFMA’s World Workplace 2016 Conference and Expo. Being named an IFMA Fellow is the highest honor the association bestows upon members.

“IFMA Fellows are luminaries, not only within the IFMA community; but throughout the FM profession,” said Maureen Ehrenberg, FRICS, CRE, Chair of IFMA’s Board of Directors. “They are respected leaders who have distinguished themselves through many years of service and notable accomplishments in education, research, writing, speaking, advocacy and in their professional careers.”

IFMA’s Fellowship program was established in 1992 to recognize members’ lifetime contributions to the association and the facility management community. When considering a candidate for Fellowship, the nominating committee assesses professional experience and accomplishments; association involvement; and how that person has enriched the profession.

Fellows form a core of IFMA advisers and ambassadors, frequently called upon for their unmatched knowledge of the facility management profession. Below are summaries of contributions made by each of this year’s Fellows:

Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, FRICS, COP, IFMA Fellow has worked to advance the facility management profession for more than two decades, contributing to the professionalization and growth of the Nordic FM market, and raising the professional profile of the global outsourcing industry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and a Certified Outsourcing Professional. He has served on IFMA’s International Research Committee and the board of directors. He served on the Advisory Board for International Business Development at Copenhagen Business School, and the Strategic Advisory Board at the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. He established the Integrated Facility Services Academy, and chairs the academy’s Steering Committee.

Stephen Ola Jagun, CFM, FRICS, FNIVS, IFMA Fellow is an Associate and Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He participated in the formation of IFMA’s Abuja Chapter, and has served in numerous offices with IFMA’s Nigeria and Lagos chapters. As the only Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) instructor in Nigeria, he champions IFMA credentials and education, and has been a key initiator of IFMA Facility Management Professional® (FMP®) training in Nigeria. He continually promotes the FM profession in Nigeria to ensure that facility management is prioritized in the region’s burgeoning development. An advocate for young professionals, he established an annual IFMA education grant and mentorship program for University of Lagos students pursuing a master’s degree in FM.

Jon Seller, IFMA Fellow has contributed technical, operational and executive expertise gained from more than 35 years of international FM work to the promotion of IFMA and FM. As an IFMA organizational leader and ambassador, he committed to advancing FM and IFMA in Asia and globally. He served as chair of IFMA’s Strategic Planning Oversight Team, and as an original member of IFMA’s Sustainability Committee. As a member of IFMA’s board of directors, he served as director, second vice chair, first vice chair, chair and immediate past chair. He guided the refinement of IFMA’s mission, vision and prioritized initiatives, contributing to IFMA’s rebranding process; as well as the launch of IFMA’s Essentials of Facility Management program; IFMA’s increased presence in India; and the launch of IFMA’s Knowledge Strategy initiative.

David (Dave) Wilson, CFM, IFMA Fellow has advanced the strategic importance of FM across Europe. He served on the International Credentials Commission and IFMA’s Knowledge Strategy development team. He served as a member of the IFMA Foundation’s Council of Academic Affairs, and as a Foundation ambassador to the United Kingdom, promoting FM scholarships, awards and accredited degree programs in Europe. He was involved in the international development of IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) certification. He has made significant contributions to international FM standardization through his roles within the International Organization for Standardization, the British Institute of Facilities Management and EuroFM.