Jordi Ribó, a real estate broker, manager, and developer from Andorra is the new FIABCI World President for the term 2021-2022, succeeding Florentino Dulalia from the Philippines, and preceding Susan Greenfield from the USA.
The new World President was officially installed during the Transition Ceremony, which marks the end of a term and the beginning of a new one. Traditionally held at the end of the FIABCI World Real Estate Congress, it took place this year at the end of FIABCI Real Estate Days on June 3rd, following an unprecedented year that rendered it impossible for the World Congress to be organized on the dates originally planned.
In his first presidential address, the newly elected President stated: “Real estate is not a profession, it’s not a sector of the economy. It’s even something more than an industry, it’s one of the pillars of the societies it’s based on. Hence the importance of an organization such as ours, that gathers more than 40 different professions, national associations from more than 70 countries and over a million associate members.”
Speaking about the challenge of sustainable development and the role of the industry, FIABCI World President Jordi Ribó also said: “In the 21st century, the target of any country is not only growing for the sake of it, and therefore the aim of business people should be more than making money just for the sake of making money. It is or should be to create, to contribute, to build a stronger, more prosperous, more sustainable world because if we are, as I mentioned before, one of the foundations our society is built on, we have to take our share of the world’s challenges to try to be always part of the solution. This is the approach that my team and I are willing to implement during this year.”
About Jordi Ribó
Jordi Ribó is an expert on the real estate sector in Andorra.
He started his career in the Marketing field in Dublin. In 2005 he returned to Andorra where since then he directs as CEO of a family group of enterprises engaged in brokerage, property management, and project development.
Ribó is deeply involved in the development of real estate, both in Andorra and worldwide.
In parallel, since 2014 Jordi Ribó took the position of CEO at SCAN S.L. Managing & Development of Real Estate and since 2017 is also Project Manager of Sol i Terra S.L. Real Estate Development.
He is the Vice-President of the Association of Real Estate Agents and Managers of Andorra (AGIA). Member of FIABCI since 2013, he is now the Vice-President of FIABCI-Andorra, after having been its President from 2016 to 2019. Since 2015 he is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Services (CCIS) of the Principality of Andorra where he takes part in the plenary assembly since May 2021.
At a global level, Jordi Ribó has held various directive positions within FIABCI. In particular, he is a Member of the Board of Directors since 2017, President of the Conferences Committee from 2017 to 2019, and President of the Strategic Planning Committee 2019-2020. He was also the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the FIABCI World Congress held in Andorra in 2017.
Jordi Ribó shares the concerns and positions of FIABCI and is a staunch advocate of good practices in the industry with the aim to strengthen the reputation of our profession and to generate responsible business focused on the new trends and innovations in this field.
After studying Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations at ESERP in Barcelona, Jordi Ribó graduated in Management & Public Relations at the Queen’s University in Belfast. He speaks Catalan, Spanish, French, English.
In 2017, he was awarded the FIABCI Medal of Honor.