Banking executive Radha Dhir succeeds Ramesh Nair as JLL India CEO


MUMBAI: Property consultant JLL India has roped in banker Radha Dhir as its Chief Executive Officer as the current head Ramesh Nair has quit to pursue opportunities outside the firm.

Nair had joined JLL as an analyst in 1999. He rose through the ranks to become Chief Operating Officer in 2013 and then CEO of the India business in 2017. He was also a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Board.

Dhir will join JLL on 25 January 2021. She will report to Asia Pacific CEO Anthony Couse, will be a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Board, and will chair the India Leadership Council. To ensure smooth transition, Nair will stay with the company for the next few weeks, JLL India said in a release.

Dhir, an experienced financial services executive has held senior leadership positions in Deutsche Bank India and Yes Bank prior to this.

She was previously Group President at Yes Bank, where she was Head of Multinational Corporate Banking and prior to that, she was Managing Director, Head of Global Subsidiary Coverage Group, Deutsche Bank India, and a member of the Deutsche Bank India Executive Committee.

Having started as a graduate trainee in 1995, she took on positions of increasing responsibility and, in 2008, was the first woman and youngest Managing Director appointed at Deutsche Bank India.

Headquartered in Mumbai JLL has presence across 10 major India cities including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Coimbatore, and in over 130 tier 2 and 3 markets with a workforce of close to 12,000 professionals.

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