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JLL’s Puri to leave the firm

Anuj Puri, the long-serving head of JLL’s India business, will be leaving the company at the end of February.

Anuj Puri, chairman and country head of JLL India, has decided to leave the firm after a decade of working with the property consultancy.

Puri will step down from his leadership role on February 28, according to a company statement. Ramesh Nair is set to take over from Puri as chief executive officer and country head, and will be reporting to Anthony Couse, chief executive of Asia Pacific, for JLL.

“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 in the statement. “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, 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.”

Puri is one of the best respected real estate industry professionals in India. He joined JLL in the year 2007 when Trammell Crow Meghraj, the Indian real estate services company Puri was a managing director in, merged with the Indian arm of JLL.

“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,” commented 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 Puri and the regional leadership.”

In his new role, Nair will be responsible for steering the overall direction, strategy and growth of JLL India. He joined the firm in 1999.