Jeevan J. D’Mello, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, chief executive of Zenesis Corp., in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, began his term as president of the CAI Board of Trustees earlier this year, ushering in a new era of global collaboration and local impact in the organization’s more than 50-year history.

D’Mello, the first person from outside the U.S. to hold the post of CAI president, has managed more than 170 communities during his career. Among them was Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, which he managed during its construction and initial years of occupancy. Now serving as head of an international business consulting company, D’Mello entered the community management industry in 2007, when the UAE passed a law that spurred the birth of the profession in the country. D’Mello was instrumental in the formation of the CAI Middle East Chapter in 2017, and he has spent several years as a CAI faculty member, delivering manager education programs to audiences around the globe.

“It’s a great honor to be CAI president,” says D’Mello. “I’ve learned everything I know about this business from CAI and our valued members. My goal is to leverage this platform to share the resources CAI offers with professionals around the world. At the same time, I hope professionals in the U.S. also will get an opportunity to learn what happens in other parts of the world, how we handle issues, and how we innovate with the latest technology.”

D’Mello believes the exchange of information and expertise will enrich community associations and foster innovation. “Together, we can harness a global perspective to empower local community associations and ensure a brighter future for all,” he says.

Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s chief executive officer, expresses confidence that all CAI members will benefit from D’Mello’s leadership. “We’re delighted to welcome Jeevan D’Mello as our 2024 president. His international perspective and commitment to knowledge sharing align perfectly with CAI’s values,” says Skiba. “We have so much to learn and share with one another. We look forward to an era of global collaboration and local impact.”

Melissa Ramsey, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, of Mosaic Community Consulting in Lancaster, S.C., is serving as president-elect.

D’Mello and Ramsey are joined by CAI’s Immediate Past President Vishnu Sharma and 12 members on the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is supported by three membership representation groups: the Business Partners Council; the Community Association Managers Council; and the Homeowner Leaders Council. These elected members give their constituencies a voice in crafting CAI policy and work to ensure that CAI continues to provide services and benefits that members need and value.

>>Learn more about CAI, its volunteer leadership, and 2024 leaders.

Picture caption: Jeevan J. D’Mello, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, left, is serving as CAI president in 2024. Pictured with Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s chief executive officer, center, and Pepe Gutiérrez, CMCA, right, during the 2019 International Real Estate Community Management Summit in Mumbai, India, D’Mello believes local community associations can benefit from global collaboration.

  • Daniel Brannigan

    Daniel Brannigan is CAI's Director of Publishing and Managing Editor of Common Ground™ magazine. He has been editor of CAI's flagship publication since 2010 and previously edited CAI's newsletters Community Manager, Minutes, and Law Reporter. Daniel has helped guide Common Ground to awards for feature article design and single-topic issue from Association Media & Publishing's EXCEL Awards. Community Manager picked up six awards for general excellence and newswriting under Daniel's guidance from 2007-2010. A former reporter, Daniel is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, daughter, pug, and cat.

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