IFMAFMCC WorldFMDay Live Session05 by Ryan Darnell “Challenging your team during a challenging time” – Facilities Management for Mosques & preparing for the holy month of Ramadan

Date(s) - 07/13/2016
1:00 am - 2:00 am


•    Dubai/Abu Dhabi:       13.07.2016, 10:00 (10 am)
•    Houston:                        13.07.2016, 01:00 ( 1 am)
•    UTC:                                 13.07.2016, 06:00 ( 6 am)

Ryan Darnell, Executive Director. Khidmah LLC



#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session05 by Ryan Darnell

“Challenging your team during a challenging time”

Facilities Management for Mosques & preparing for the holy month of Ramadan

Ryan Darnell, Executive Director. Khidmah LLC

The holy month of Ramadan is a time for reflection and spirituality where Muslims of the world fast during daylight hours. Mosques are frequented more often and are a focal point for breaking fast at sunset. Facilities Managers in the Middle East face a number of challenges during this time especially if Ramadan falls in the Summer months.

Over 14 hours of no eating or drinking during daylight hours with outside temperatures reaching 48 degrees/118 Fahrenheit challenges FM teams in the operation of mosques where footfall increases significantly during the month of Ramadan. So how would an FM who is new to the region and the religion approach maintaining mosques that span over 500 kilometers (300 miles)?
This presentation will discuss the challenges of maintaining over 300 Mosques in a remote area of the Middle East during the month of Ramadan and Summer seasons.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding how Facilities Managers can manage unique assets under challenging circumstances
    2. How FM teams prepare to maintain mosques during the Summer months and Ramadan at the same time.
    3. Learning how Ramadan and Eid impacts FM operations in the Middle East
    4. Understand what Khidmah has changed and developed in the lead up to Ramadan over the last 5 years

Ryan Darnell, Executive Director. Khidmah LLC


Ryan has more than 12 years of experience in the Facilities Management Industry starting in hands on roles that have developed across the commercial, residential, retail, IT and government sectors. As Executive Director of Facilities Management for Khidmah, Ryan is responsible for all operations, Health & Safety, Procurement, Sustainability and Project Management across the portfolio. His clients include Musanada, Aldar, Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department, Mubadala, Etihad, Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi, First Gulf Bank along with private residences and offices of members of the ruling family.

Previously Ryan worked for Seba in Abu Dhabi and Jones Lang LaSalle in Australia where his clients included IAG, Allianz, Morgan Stanley, EDS, Deutsche Bank, EMC, Coca Cola, Australian Customs, MLC and Sun Microsystems. He won several awards at IAG and also won the Young Facilities Manager Middle East Award in 2009. Ryan is an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, IFMA, FMA Australia & Middle East Facility Management Association.

Khidmah LLC is an award winning fully Integrated Property Service Solutions Provider, delivering comprehensive Services under a single point of contact to the finest properties and most prestigious clients not only in the Middle East, but throughout the world


The Session is proudly presented by

World FM Day 2016 – The FMCC Event Team:

Ondrej-1Teena Shousejamosmgroll

Ondrej Strup, IFMA FellowFMCC Board Member as Secretary
David Reynolds – FMCC STAG 1st Co-Chair and Podcast & Audio Coordinator
Teena Shouse, IFMA Fellow – FMCC Baord Members as President-Elect
Joshua Amos – Component Liaison at IFMA

Markus GrollFMCC Board Member as 1st Vice President & STAG Liaison