2 October 2014 - Erik Jaspers, CTO of Planon, has been appointed to the IFMA Foundation's Board of Trustees. Jaspers will help set the Foundation’s research agenda as co-chair of the knowledge management committee, and assist with managing the financial resources of the Foundation as a member of the financial committee.
The International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) coordinates events, provides networking opportunities, and is an educational resource for over 24,000 members in more than 90 countries. The IFMA Foundation is a charitable organisation collaborating closely with the Association, which promotes facility management as a career choice through educational opportunities and related scholarships and research initiatives.
"It is with pleasure that I become co-chair of the Foundation’s knowledge management committee, as well as a member of their financial committee,” says Jaspers, the Chief Technology Officer of Planon, a global software provider that enables organisations to solve their Facility Management and Corporate Real Estate challenges. “I will aim to add some international perspectives to develop our profession world-wide. Research and knowledge management are an important part of the Foundation's role and contribute to the development of the field of Facilities Management."
Jaspers has already been involved in several research projects through IFMA, including authoring articles and papers on space management and the future of facilities management. Through his role at Planon, Jaspers is also involved in developing the company’s real estate and facilities management software.