Facilities Management Solutions (FM Solutions), a subsidiary company of the AFMS Group, is proud to announce that Zaahir Forbes has been promoted to the position of company Director.

Zaahir joined the company in 2012 as a Construction Project Manager and until recently fulfilled the position of General Manager - Facilities. His new position comes with increased areas of responsibility and requires the running of the FM business, along with his fellow Directors.

FM Solutions Zaahir Forbes and Wesley Hendricks

Left to right: Zaahir Forbes and Wesley Hendricks, FM Solutions.

“It will require much more strategic input into the business and initiatives to ensure sustainable business for future growth,” Zaahir says. However, he is excited about the new challenges the promotion will bring, as he describes himself as somebody who is constantly striving for success.

An avid cyclist who also enjoys running, playing soccer and engaging in volunteer work, Zaahir believes that the FM industry should be further recognised in the built environment as the value of FM services cannot be understated.

“FM is a key enabler for business and plays an important role in the built environment disciplines – especially at planning stages of infrastructure development. The variety that the job brings, along with the tangible results that we are able to achieve for our clients, create a huge sense of accomplishment. It creates excitement and work satisfaction that I wouldn’t trade for anything,” Zaahir concludes.

Meanwhile Wesley Hendricks has been promoted to the position of a company Director.

Wesley joined the company in 2004 as a Financial Accountant and until recently fulfilled the position of General Manager for the Gauteng region. Commenting on his new role and responsibility as Director, Wesley says he is excited about playing a more strategic and tactical role within the company.

“The AFMS staff members, our clients and the environment we operate in are dynamic and challenge the mind on a daily basis. I am truly fortunate to work for a company that presents such personal growth opportunities!” Wesley says.

An avid runner who has completed several marathons, Wesley is no stranger to facing challenges and working with an end-goal in mind. Looking ahead, he says that he is excited about the future prospects of the industry.  He predicts that Facilities Management is about to enter an era that will see a stronger focus on  the use of technologies that will drive new and innovative approaches to managing the built environment, providing opportunities for efficiency, cost savings and superior performance within companies.

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