JLL announces key leadership changes in India

Anuj Puri moves on from JLL after a decade of service; Ramesh Nair steps up to lead the India business.

SINGAPORE AND MUMBAI, 9 January 2017 – Anuj Puri, Chairman and Country Head of JLL India, today announced his decision to leave the Firm, and confirmed that Ramesh Nair will take over as CEO and Country Head. Mr. Puri will leave on 28 February 2017 and Mr Nair assumes his new role on 1 March 2017. He will report to JLL Asia Pacific CEO Anthony Couse.

Mr Puri joined JLL in 2007 when his company Trammell Crow Meghraj (TCM) merged with the Indian arm of JLL. This formidable partnership gave rise to the largest real estate services company on the Indian subcontinent.

“Anuj Puri has been a great asset to JLL over the past decade. On behalf of the regional and India team, I thank him sincerely for his immense contribution in taking the business to the leading position it has today,” says Anthony Couse.

“We are fortunate to have a great depth of talent among our India leadership – and an eminently qualified successor in Ramesh Nair, who has been hand-picked and endorsed by Anuj and the regional leadership. I look forward to working with Ramesh closely and to seeing him put into action exciting new growth plans for our India business.”

“It’s been an incredible 10 years at JLL, but now is the time to step back and reflect before moving in a new direction,” says Mr Puri. “The company has great leaders who are now at their prime, and it is to such a leader that I pass on the baton.

Over the past 17 years, Ramesh Nair has gone from strength to strength in the Firm and has earned his laurels many times over. I’ve worked closely with him for many years, and am confident that he is perfectly placed to spearhead JLL and take it to a new level.”

As CEO and Country Head, Mr Nair will be responsible for the overall direction, strategy and growth of JLL’s India business. He joined the Firm in 1999, has risen swiftly through the leadership ranks, and has been a member of the India Leadership Council since its inception in 2008.

Mr Nair’s leadership potential and track record for business success is well-documented. He has a strong reputation for leading teams across JLL’s various business lines and for his focus on business growth and the advancement the team members that drive it.

A long-term thinker, he has demonstrated his capabilities for talent development, strategy and amplification of the Firm’s core values. He has extensive experience in leading teams, change management and servicing domestic and multinational owners, occupiers and investors across multiple asset classes and geographies.

“It’s an absolute honour to be taking over as head of JLL’s India business,” says Mr Nair. “I’ve had a fascinating journey with the Firm over the past 17 years, and would like to thank Anuj as well as the regional and India leadership teams for their support and confidence in me to lead JLL in this exciting phase in India’s economic growth and development.

Anuj is a legendary figure within Indian real estate, and succeeding him will be a big task. However, I look forward to working more closely with our clients and teams to produce outstanding outcomes and drive growth to the next level.”

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