Since 2016, President and Chief Executive Officer of JLL, a leading global professional services and investment management company specialising in real estate. JLL’s purpose is to partner with its clients and communities in shaping the future of real estate for a better world. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and a Fortune 500 company, JLL has more than 102,000 people based in 80 countries worldwide. Formerly with JLL, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa region from 2009, and German business on joining the company in 2005. Previously Chief Executive Officer of the Hamburg-based HIH Group, part of MM Warburg, following other senior positions in investment banking. Member of World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders and Vanguard Board for the Partnership Against Corruption Initiative. Member of the Board of Directors of Vonovia, Europe’s largest residential real estate company. Advocate for sustainability and a diverse and inclusive future; believes the real estate sector has a crucial role to play.
The Partnering Against Corruption Initiative embarks on its next phase, focused on sector-specific solutions to tackle corruption and illicit financing.
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