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JLL Makes Coordinated Series of Leadership Appointments

JLL unveiled the final steps in its two-year transformation program, announcing a coordinated series of leadership appointments. Current Americas CEO Greg O’Brien will move into a new role as Global CEO markets, with the global executive board overview of all regional and local markets operations.
John Gates will lead the Americas region as CEO Americas markets, Anthony Couse will continue to lead the Asia Pacific region, while Andy Poppink will become CEO EMEA markets. 

Poppink, who is relocating to Europe from his present role leading the U.S. West tegion, will succeed Guy Grainger, who was announced earlier this week as JLL’s Global Head of Sustainability Services & ESG. 

“These appointments will complete the transformation program which we began implementing in January 2019,” said JLL CEO Christian Ulbrich. “Leveraging substantial multiyear investments in our platform and technology, we are further enhancing the seamless global integration of our services and expertise.”

Pictured: Greg O’Brien.

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