IVSC welcomes new member the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) is pleased to welcome the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (the Authority) as a member. The Authority will prepare and develop valuation standards that comply with the International Valuation Standards (IVSs). The Authority has also signed an agreement with the IVSC to translate the IVSs into Arabic.

The Authority’s membership of the IVSC indicates Saudi Arabia’s increased recognition of the need for clarity and consistency in worldwide valuations, and shows the advancement of the IVSC globally as it continues to develop one set of high quality internationally recognised valuation standards.

Sir David Tweedie, Chairman of the IVSC Board of Trustees, comments:

“The IVSC’s mission is to raise standards for valuation across the globe. This requires the combined effort of all those that conduct or rely on valuations and we are encouraged by the number of leading organisations that are contributing to ensure standards are set which can be adhered to globally."

“The Board of Trustees of the IVSC, and the organisation as a whole, are pleased to welcome the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers as a member and look forward to working with them going forward.”

Esam Al-Mubarak, Secretary General of the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers, comments:

“As the Saudi economy develops and grows, the challenges brought about by globalization demand that we adopt international best practices. The Authority considers the standards set by the IVSC to be a solid foundation for the valuation sector. The Saudi Valuation Standards, which will cover not only real estate, but also business, machinery and equipment, and personal property valuation, will comply with the requirements of the IVSs."

“The Authority looks forward to cooperating with the IVSC Boards and Advisory Forum, and participating in its ongoing work to develop the valuation profession and to raise awareness of the value of a professional valuation practice.”         

IVSC members are provided with a forum for participation in the work of the IVSC, which can advise the Boards on agenda priorities. The IVSC now has 85 members in 58 countries. For more information on the IVSC, please see the website: www.ivsc.org.

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