IES Forms New IES Middle East Section

6th February 2024

(USA) – The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors announced during Light + Intelligent Building Middle East, the approval of Society’s newest section, IES Middle East.

The IES Middle East Section represents IES’ growing representation in the international lighting community, and a demand for lighting resources and standards on a global scale.

This will be overseen by its local Board of Managers and committees, including: Majeed Uz Zafer, Section President, Section Liason; Courtney Mark, Section Vice President; Regina Santos, Section Treasurer; Selma Benmakhoulf, Section Secretary.

With more than 6,200 members internationally from over 60 countries, the Illuminating Engineering Society has a growing international membership. The IES ANSI-accredited standards are used in many countries by lighting specifiers and manufacturers who require the best source of lighting knowledge and recommended practices available in the field of lighting design and engineering.

IES Sections are the local subdivisions or chapters of the IES that help create and maintain a community of local lighting professionals. Sections host educational, networking and awards events as a way to bring together those with lighting knowledge to improve the lighting industry.

Majeed Uz Zafer, President of Middle East section said: “The Illuminating Engineering Society is the largest resource for lighting standards in the world based on lighting applications.

“With the rapid evolvement of the lighting industry in the Middle East, it is important that IES has a Middle East section. I am excited to have this chapter launched in the Middle East to work with the vibrant lighting community in the region in enhancing the quality of lighting.”