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LLM, FRICS, FCIOB, MCIArb, FIIQS
Director & Global President 
Varughese is an expert in Construction and Real Estate. His high ethical work culture benefited in setting successful professional standards.
Varughese specialized in Quantity Surveying and Construction management from College of Estate Management in UK and Master of Laws in Construction Law and Arbitration from Robert Gordon University in Scotland. He is a Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Buildings, Fellow of IIQS and Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrator.
Varughese has extensive experience in Construction and property development in Middle East and India and been in senior positions with some of the best Multinational companies around the World. He is a speaker in CPD events, Chairman of Professional Interview panel, Counsellor and mentor of many professionals around the world.
Varughese is the Managing Director of Elixir project Consultants and Global President of Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and I am delighted to invite him to present the topic of the Day.

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LLM, FRICS, FIS, FCIArb, FAIQS, FIIQS 
Director & Global Vice President

Johnson Neil is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, possessing a dynamic and versatile skill set gathered through his 33 years of working in the construction industry, out of which 28 years have been gained in the UAE.

Building on the Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying qualifications attained from India, he has obtained a Diploma in Surveying from College of Estate Management, Reading, UK and a Post Graduate Degree in Construction Law and Arbitration from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – UK, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors - Australia, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators – UK, Fellow of the Institution of Surveyors - India. A Director and Global Vice President of the Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors – India and a Trustee of the International Ethics Standards Coalition – UK.

He has extensive experience with pre and post contract quantity surveying functions, tendering and contractual matters extending over a wide variety of building and civil engineering projects. He has been extensively involved in preparing feasibility studies, providing advice on procurement strategy, preparing and reviewing tender documents and tender reports, cost management, contract management, claims management, expert determination, dispute resolution, mentoring and training.

Currently managing a Cost and Contract Management Practice in Dubai, UAE since 2008 and providing consultancy services to number of reputed Clients in the UAE including leading developers, consultants and major contractors, he has been actively involved in training and professional development and provides corporate training and workshops to a number of Clients on various commercial and contractual topics.

He has been a guest speaker at various seminars and workshops and has written number of articles on the topics including professional ethics, quantity surveying and contract administration.

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B.E (Civil), MBA, CCE, FAIQS, MIIQS
Director & Global Executive Director
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B.E. (Civil), FIIQS
Director & Global Audit Committee Chair

Syed Aslam is a Quantity Surveyor having total 29 years’ experience in the construction and engineering sectors of which 26 years has been in the UAE with Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC as Commercial Manager for the Civil and Infrastructure division.

His experience includes Tender Preparation, Contractual Claims, Variation Accounts, all Measurements and Commercial administration on a variety of major projects encompassing Major Civil Construction Projects, Services Installations and Building Construction.

Syed Aslam is one of the founders of Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (IIQS) and is part of the current Board of Directors. 

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LLM, MSc.,(CPM)., B.E, MIIQS, MIS, ICIOB, MRICS
Director  & Global Chairman - Professional Development


Paul is a qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor, possessing more than 28 years of working experience in the construction industry, out of which 23 years have been gained in the U.A.E with leading Contractors, Consultants and Clients. He is currently working as a Senior Contracts Administrator with Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Govt. of Dubai, U.A.E, for the last 18 years. He has vast experience in the field of Commercial Management and Contract Administration.

 

Paul has achieved various academic qualifications viz. L.L.M (Construction Law & Practice) from University of Salford-(UK), M.Sc.,(CPM) from Heriot-Watt University-(UK), and B.E.(Civil), from Osmania University -India.

 

Paul holds professional memberships from various international professional bodies including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - UK (MRICS), Chartered Institute of Buildings – UK (ICIOB), Institution of Surveyors - India (MIS) and Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors - India (MIIQS).  

 

 

Paul is a trained RICS assessor and participates as a panel member in professional interviews conducted by RICS and IIQS. He devotes most of his free time to organize professional development events and mentoring APC candidates.

 

 

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LLM, B.E., MRICS, MIE, CCE, MIS
Director & Global Governance Committee Chair