NEW DELHI, Jan 9: Leading property consultant JLL India today announced its Chairman and Country Head Anuj Puri has quit the company.
The firm has appointed Ramesh Nair as its new CEO and Country Head with effect from March 1. He will report to JLL’s Asia Pacific CEO Anthony Couse.
“Anuj Puri, Chairman & Country Head of JLL India, today announced his decision to leave the firm, simultaneously confirming that Ramesh Nair will take over as CEO and Country Head,” JLL India said in a statement.
Puri will move on from 28 February 2017, and Ramesh Nair assumes his new role on 1 March 2017, it added.
Anuj Puri joined JLL in 2007 when his company Trammell Crow Meghraj (TCM) merged with the Indian arm of global real estate firm JLL. This formidable partnership gave rise to the largest real estate services company on the Indian sub-continent.
“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,” Puri said.
“Ramesh Nair has, over the years, taken everything he undertook from strength to strength 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 several new levels,” he added.
“It’s an absolute honour to be taking over as head of JLL’s India business,” Nair said.
“I have 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,” Nair said.
As CEO and Country Head, Ramesh will be responsible for overall direction, strategy and growth of JLL’s India business.
He joined JLL in 1999, rose swiftly through the leadership ranks and has been a member of the India Leadership Council since its inception in 2008.
In 2013, he was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer, India and became an International Director in 2014.
“Anuj Puri has been a great asset to JLL over the past 10 years, and has imparted a distinct identity to the Firm due to his large industry stature and contributions. On behalf of the regional and India team, I thank him sincerely for his immense contribution,” says Anthony Couse.
“I look forward to working with Ramesh closely – and to seeing him put into action exciting new growth plans for our India business, which is almost Rs 3000 crore in size,” he added. (PTI)