CEO & FOUNDER ROSMIMAN
With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and with a presence in more than 15 countries, Antonio ramírez is the founder and CEO of the Rosmiman, producers of computer software and applications in the fields of facility management, maintenance and asset manangement. As an innovative marketing, CAFM and CMMS software product, Rosmiman is the first to be marketed optionally as a SaaS (Software as a Service) product, thereby starting a trend in the industry.
Over the past year, Rosmiman has experienced major growth in the GCC region, especially in countries like the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait. The company has also started a partnership with Al Reem Hospico Company in the UAE, to position itself better in the healthcare sector in the region. In 2014 Ramírez hopes to start a Middle East branch of his comapany, with big projects in Saudi Arabia in the pipeline for Rosmiman.
How the fmME Power 50 was made
I had often heard that power lists are difficult to make, and having made one for this month’s issue of Facilities Management Middle East, I now have first-hand knowledge of why this is the case. The problem starts with one’s definition of power -in our case, the basic premise behind creating the fmME Power 50 2013 was to find out who were the most influential people in the Middle East’s FM sector. But how does one go about measuring influence?
Well, our process to do that began by getting in touch with as many FM companies and organizations that we knew of, and then inviting them to send in their respective nominations for the fmME Power 50. We asked that each nomination contain a list of that professional’s major achievements and/or company milestones in the past year, and this information served as the main criteria for choosing the people (and their positions) on this power list.
When making the list, our focus was on more than just contract wins -from “green” sustainability drives, to noteworthy CSR initiatives, we were looking for the FM professionals who were becoming inspiring role models for the rest of the industry to follow.
But I must admit here that the methodology we chose has tome inherent flaws. For one, since we were inviting people to be a part of this list, we could have missed out on some worthy professional either because we didn’t have him/her in our rolodexes, or simply because they didn’t respond to us in time.
There were also a few who asked that they not be included on the list -while some didn’t specify their reason for doing so, others were quite adamant that they should either be listed at number one, or else be taken off the list altogether. I chose the latter option for those cases.
But despite the no-shows, I’m glad to say that we still go an overwhelming response to our call for entries. Not only did we end up with a list that reads like the who’s who of the region’s FM industry, we also got a birds-eye view of the striking state of the sector today, when reading all of the wins listed in the nominations that we received.
After all, if this list is any indication, we have got some very talented people working in the FM sector; all of whom, while having already accomplished great things, continue to have smart ideas on how to take the industry forward. It’s a burgeoning market out there, and FM’s future in the region certainly looks bright.
THE POWER 50 LIST IN FULL
Read the Magazine: http://www.constructionweekonline.com/emagazines/fmme_595.php