29 October 2021 – Planon is very proud to announce that the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has named Erik Jaspers an IFMA Fellow. Jaspers, Global Strategy & Innovation Director at Planon, is recognised for his major contributions to IFMA's international development, the knowledge development of professionals in the field of technology, and furthering the education infrastructure for Facility Management (FM) globally.
Erik Jaspers is a consummate FM Technology expert who has helped define the agenda for information technology in the field of FM and Corporate Real Estate. He is a founding member of the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community and an active member of the IFMA Research and Benchmarking Institute, where he is deeply involved in developing research initiatives within IFMA and with third parties. As a Trustee on the IFMA Foundation, Erik was instrumental in improving the European university accreditation process which led to eight more institutions applying for and attaining accreditation. A member of the IFMA EMEA Advisory Board (now the IFMA EMEA Board of Directors), Erik also contributed to the establishment and continuous development of the collaboration with the European Commission on topics like technology in the built environment, the EU Green Deal and the EU Energy Directive.
IFMA also commended the way Jaspers shares the benefits of the large, global network he has built during his international roles at Planon and through his association engagements including FM Netherlands (FMN), GEFMA and others. ‘Through the FM associations and bodies he has been actively engaging in, Erik Jaspers fervently brings people together to further the profession. With his catching optimism, friendly style, and natural ease in addressing large audiences, he has been a credible, trustworthy and amiable representative member of IFMA.’
The IFMA Fellows Program was established in 1992 to recognise association members who have distinguished themselves by achievement in and around IFMA and the field of facility management (FM). IFMA Fellows form an elite core of respected leaders who advise and represent the association.