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JLL appoints Thierry Delvaux as the new Middle East and Africa CEO

JLL has appointed Thierry Delvaux as CEO of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) business, effective March 4, 2018, succeeding Alan Robertson, who is retiring after 30 years at JLL.

Thierry Delvaux , CEO, JLL, MEAIn this new role, Delvaux will have overall leadership responsibility for JLL’s strategic direction, brand positioning, and continued business growth across the Middle East and continental Africa.

Delvaux has been at JLL for 20 years and has held a number of leadership roles during this time. Currently, he is based in Washington DC where he is the global head of the international desk and chairman of the Global Tenant Representation Board. Previously, for almost a decade, he was based in Budapest as country manager for Hungary and with responsibility for JLL’s broader business in South-East Europe. He joined JLL in 1998 and became head of the office agency team in Belgium.

Neil Murray, EMEA board sponsor for the MEA region, and CEO of JLL’s EMEA corporate solutions business, said: “Under Alan’s leadership, our MENA business has gone from strength to strength. Throughout his career with us, Alan has helped to establish, expand and cement internal and external relationships around the world, has been a trusted adviser to many clients, and a great ambassador for our brand. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him all the best for his retirement.”

Delvaux said: “The diversity of opportunity in the Middle East and Africa were key factors that drew me to this role. I’m excited to be picking up the reins of such a successful business in a region that continues to evolve and present ever-more interesting and complex choices and opportunities for our clients. I look forward to working with our great people across MEA to continue to support both our domestic and international clients as they navigate the regional landscape.”

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