15 October 2020

Guest Lecture

RICS SBE in association with the official student body, [S.L.I.N.G] had the honour of receiving and interacting with Ms. Nahid Majid OBE (Director Global Cities and Urbanizations KPMG International on Secondment to KPMG India) on 15th October 2020.

Some key takeaways from the session were that it would be better to prioritise the Infrastructure projects and also focus more on sustainable and resilient delivery impact. Be determined towards  innovation, smart and quick work . Plan with government for the looking at the policies, planning and construction projects. Collaboration of public, private and NGOs to unblock development barriers, certainty order and confidence. There is no one stop solution there should be a collaborative approach to overcome the situation.  We have over 150+ active participants for the session and all the students were eager to find out what the new normal holds for them especially the final years students who will be out on the field soon while at their jobs.


Career Highlights : She is a Bangladeshi-born British Civil Servant, COO for Regeneration Investment Organization at UK Trade and Investment, Deputy Director within the Department for Work and Pensions and a former urban planner. Currently on secondment to KPMG India leading on Global Cities and Urbanization. Her career spans the UK and globally across Europe, the UAE, USA, and Asia Pacific. She was Director for CABE Commission Architecture and led on place making for The Prince of Wales Foundation Built Environment. In Central Government Director Cities, she devolved employment programmes DWP, led on Objective 2 ERDF for London at the EC securing £60 mill European Structural Funds and appeared as a policy expert UN Geneva and at a UK Public Accounts Committee. She has chaired Government Advisory Groups, a member of the Olympic Legacy bid group London 2012 and noted in 2012 as top 20 UK Planners. She sits on the Prime Ministers Race Disparity Task Force. Nahid received OBE Queen’s Honours, fellow British American Project, Freeman City of London.