Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (JLL) has announced that it is separating the roles of president and chief executive officer. Christian Ulbrich, currently CEO for the EMEA region, will become president of JLL.
Ulbrich also will be nominated for election to JLL’s Board of Directors at the Annual Shareholders Meeting in May. As President, he will manage JLL’s regional businesses in Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas and focus on driving growth through acquisitions. He joined JLL in 2005 as Mmanaging director of JLL Germany and has held the role of EMEA CEO since 2009.
Colin Dyer will retain the role of CEO and continue to guide the firm’s global strategy, with a particular emphasis on IT and data strategies, and 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 CEO. He has been UK Chief Executive since January 2013, overseeing significant growth in revenues, profits and capabilities. Grainger has played a leading role in developing the firm’s Retail 2020 strategy and international Residential capabilities.
Chris Ireland will become UK chief executive. He joined JLL in 2011 as one of the joint managing partners of King Sturge. Following that very successful merger, he took a dual role as JLL’s UK chairman and lead director of UK Capital Markets. Ireland has overseen sustained growth in profits and market share in JLL’s UK investment business, while representing JLL in the UK property market.
All changes are effective June 1, 2016.