JLL shakes up its top brass

27 February 2016 – by Amber Rolt

JLL is to separate the roles of president and chief executive officer and has appointed Christian Ulbrich, currently chief executive officer for the EMEA region, as president of JLL.


Colin Dyer will retain the role of chief executive officer and continue to guide the firm’s global strategy, with an emphasis on IT and data strategies. He will also oversee LaSalle Investment Management as well as the firm’s finance, human resources, legal and marketing functions.

Guy Grainger, currently UK chief executive, will succeed Ulbrich as EMEA chief executive officer and Chris Ireland will become UK chief executive.

All changes are effective 1 June 2016.

Earlier this month, JLL announced the departure of Asia Pacific chief executive Alastair Hughes. The 50-year-old Scot was head of EMEA until he moved to Singapore to run the Asian business in 2008.

He will be replaced by Anthony Couse, managing director of Shanghai and east China, on 1 July.

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