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Singapore, Moscow, 16 November, 2016 – JLL today announces leadership changes to its Philippines business, aimed at reinforcing its commitment to growth in this key market. Christophe Vicic, who has been Chief Operating Officer, Russia & CIS, since 2009, has been appointed as Country Head, JLL Philippines effective January 2017.
Christophe Vicic is a highly experienced global executive with over 30 years’ multi-industry corporate experience gained across Western and Eastern Europe, Pakistan, Middle East and Africa. In 2009-2016, he has been in charge of day-to-day operations of JLL in Russia & CIS region. He also chaired for several years the AEB Real Estate Committee in Russia. Prior to JLL, he held senior leadership roles with multinational companies in a range of sectors including logistics, supply chain, telecommunications and risk consulting, where he led growth, established new offices and managed mergers and acquisitions.
“This appointment is a great illustration of JLL global programme, facilitating international career development opportunities and demonstrating the quality and depth of our talents. Christophe Vicic has made a significant contribution to our Russia & CIS business over the last seven years. I would like to thank him for his professionalism and wish him every success in his further career within JLL business.” - Tom Devonshire-Griffin, Managing Director, Russia & CIS, comments.
The new Chief Operating Officer for Russia & CIS to be announced shortly.
Mr Vicic succeeds Lindsay Orr who will step away from day-to-day firm management, taking on a new role as Chairman, JLL Philippines. Mr Orr’s focus will be on leading the firm’s business development and strengthening key client relationships.
“The Philippines continues to be one of our key growth markets in Asia and we are excited to be strengthening our leadership team by welcoming Christophe to the region and enabling Lindsay to drive our business development strategy,” - says Chris Fossick, Managing Director, Singapore & South East Asia, JLL. – “The firm has been operating in the Philippines for nearly 20 years and we have steadily built our presence so that today we are the clear industry leader.”
“I’m very much looking forward to working with Chris, Lindsay and the Philippines management team to continue the growth and success of the firm, building on JLL’s already leading position and delivering the highest standards of service to our clients. Joining a new geography and market is a very exciting challenge, on the other hand I am leaving JLL Russia & CIS in a very strong leadership position well on track to deliver its strategic objectives,” – says Christophe Vicic. – “It’s certainly an exciting time to be joining the Philippines business with so much growth and opportunity in the country’s real estate sector.”
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with, as of December 31, 2015, revenue of $6.0 billion and fee revenue of $5.2 billion, more than 280 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. As of September 30, 2016, its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.7 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with 36,000 employees operating in 94 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won 15 awards at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific in 2016 and was named number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the fifth consecutive year by Real Capital Analytics.
In Russia and CIS JLL has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. JLL, Russia & CIS was voted Consultant of the Year in 2004, 2006-2016 at the Commercial Real Estate Awards, Moscow; Consultant of the Year at the Commercial Real Estate Awards 2009, 2016, St. Petersburg; Consultant of the Year at the RCSC Awards in 2015.
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