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Following is biographical information on our Board of Directors and Corporate Officers taken from our 2016 Proxy Statement.
Current Non-Executive Directors Standing for Re-Election
Mr. Bagué, 55, has been a Director of JLL since March 2011. Since 2007, Mr. Bagué has been a Group Executive for Rio Tinto Organisational Resources with overall responsibility currently for Human Resources, Health, Safety, Environment and Communities, External Affairs, Media Relations, Corporate Communications, Procurement, Information Systems and Technology, Shared Services, and Group Property. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Rio Tinto plc is a leading international mining and metals group that employs 60,000 people worldwide in over forty countries. Mr. Bagué was previously the global vice president of Human Resources for the Technology Solutions Group of Hewlett Packard Corporation, based in Palo Alto, California. Prior to that he worked for Compaq Computer, Nortel Networks and Abbott Laboratories, based out of Switzerland, France, and Germany, respectively. He received a degree in linguistics and postgraduate qualifications in Human Resources and Marketing from the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr.
Mr. Di Piazza, 65, has been a Director of JLL since May 2015. Mr. Di Piazza retired as Global Chief Executive Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. in September 2009 after eight years of leading the largest professional services firm in the world. Over his thirty-six year career at PwC, he led the US Firm as Chairman and Senior Partner, the Americas Tax Practice and was a member of the Global Leadership Team. After retiring from PwC, Mr. Di Piazza joined Citigroup, Inc., where he served as Vice Chairman of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank from 2011 until February 2014. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Mayo Clinic. Mr. Di Piazza serves on the Board of Directors of AT&T, Inc., having previously served as a Director of DirecTV, Inc., prior to its acquisition during 2015 by AT&T, as well as ProAssurance, Inc., both NYSE-listed companies. He is a member of the Executive Committee of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and The Inner City Scholarship Fund of New York City. He is a Trustee of the USA Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and a member of the Executive Committee of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. Mr. Di Piazza has served as a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation, and is past Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council on Sustainable Development, The Conference Board, Inc., Junior Achievement Worldwide and the Financial Accounting Foundation, the oversight body of the FASB. Mr. Di Piazza received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Alabama and an M.S. from the University of Houston. Mr. Di Piazza is the co-author of Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting.
Dame DeAnne Julius
Dame DeAnne, 67, has been a Director of JLL since November 2008. Dame DeAnne currently serves as an independent non-executive member of the board of directors of the University College London, one of the world’s leading universities, where she also serves as Chairman. Dame DeAnne was the Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House, from 2003 through 2012. Founded in 1920 and based in London, Chatham House is a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world. From 1997 to 2001, Dame DeAnne served as a founding member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. Prior to that, she held a number of positions in the private sector, including Chief Economist at each of British Airways PLC and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and was Chairman of the British Airways Pension Investment Management. She has also served as a senior economic advisor at the World Bank and a consultant to the International Monetary Fund. She previously served as a non-executive member of the board of directors of Roche Holding AG, a global healthcare and pharmaceutical firm, BP PLC, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and the board of partners of Deloitte UK, a firm providing audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services. Dame DeAnne has a B.S. in Economics from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California. In January 2013, Dame DeAnne was knighted by The Queen of the United Kingdom for her services to international relations.
Mr. Lu, 57, has been a Director of JLL since May 2009. Mr. Lu joined KKR Asia Limited in 2006 and since 2007 he has been a Partner with KKR & Co., L.P., a leading global alternative asset manager sponsoring and managing funds that make investments in private equity, fixed income and other assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In connection with his KKR position, Mr. Lu is a member of the board of directors of four of KKR’s portfolio of companies, including MMI Group, a precision engineering company based in Singapore that provides components to the hard disc, oil and gas and aerospace industries; Masan Consumer Corporation, a leading branded consumer goods company in Vietnam; Weststar Aviation Service Sdn Bhd, a helicopter transportation service provider to offshore oil and gas companies, and Goodpack Limited, a leader in steel intermediate bulk containers, a multi-modal, reusable metal box system that provides packaging, transportation and storage for global core industries. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Lu was a Partner at CCMP Capital Asia Pte Ltd (formerly JP Morgan Partners Asia Pte Ltd), a leading private equity fund focusing on investments in Asia, from 1999 to 2006. Before that, he held senior positions at Lucas Varity, a leading global automotive component supplier, Kraft Foods International, Inc. and CITIC, the largest direct investment firm in China. Mr. Lu received a B.A. in economics from Wuhan University of Hydro Electrical Engineering in China and an M.B.A. from the University of Leuven in Belgium.
Martin H. Nesbitt
Mr. Nesbitt, 53, has been a Director of JLL since March 2011. In January 2013, Mr. Nesbitt became the Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Vistria Group, LLC, a private-equity investment firm. From 2000 until then, Mr. Nesbitt served as President and CEO of PRG Parking Management (known as The Parking Spot), a Chicago-based owner and operator of off-airport parking facilities that he conceived and co-founded in August 2000. Prior to launching The Parking Spot, he was an officer of the Pritzker Realty Group, L.P., the real estate group for Pritzker family interests. Before that, Mr. Nesbitt was a Vice President and Investment Manager at LaSalle Partners, one of the predecessor corporations to JLL. He is a member of the board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of the premier rail transportation companies in the United States, and American Airlines Group, the holding company for American Airlines. Mr. Nesbitt is also a Trustee of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. He is the Treasurer for Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, and is also the Chairman of the Barack Obama Foundation, the foundation created in January 2014 to establish the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, among other things. He has previously been a member of the board of directors of the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a real estate investment trust and a member of The University of Chicago Laboratory School Board. Mr. Nesbitt has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and both a Bachelor’s degree and an honorary doctorate degree from Albion College, Albion, Michigan.
Sheila A. Penrose
Ms. Penrose, 70, has been a Director of JLL since May 2002 and has been the Chairman of the Board since January 1, 2005. Ms. Penrose served as an Executive Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group from January 2001 to December 2007. In September 2000, Ms. Penrose retired from Northern Trust Corporation, a bank holding company and a global provider of personal and institutional financial services, after more than 23 years of service. While at Northern Trust, Ms. Penrose served as President of Corporate and Institutional Services and as a member of the Management Committee. Ms. Penrose is a member of the board of directors of McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s leading foodservice retailer, and Entrust Datacard Group, a supplier of systems for secure identity and secure transaction solutions. Ms. Penrose previously served on the board of directors of eFunds Corporation, a provider of integrated information and payment solutions, and Nalco Chemical Corp., a specialty chemicals provider. Ms. Penrose serves on both the steering committee of the Community of Chairmen and the advisory board of the Gender Parity initiative of the World Economic Forum, on the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and as a founding member of the US 30% Club. Ms. Penrose received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham in England and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. She also attended the Executive Program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2010, Ms. Penrose was inducted into the Chicago Business Hall of Fame and in 2014 was named a finalist for Chairman of the Year by NYSE Governance Services.
Ann Marie Petach
Ms. Petach, 55, has been a Director of JLL since May 2015. From 2007 until 2014, Ms. Petach was a senior leader at BlackRock, Inc., the world’s largest investment management firm managing over $4.6 trillion of assets on behalf of governments, companies, foundations, and millions of individuals globally. Most recently, Ms. Petach was the co-head of US Client Solutions and prior to that she was the Chief Financial Officer of BlackRock. During 2015 and so far in 2016, she has been an employee of Google, Inc., working on a special project. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2007, Ms. Petach was Vice President, Treasurer at Ford Motor Company, where she worked for the firm in the US, Europe and South America over a period of 23 years. Ms. Petach is currently a member of the board of directors of certain of BlackRock’s affiliated companies and she is a trustee, secretary and treasurer of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Ms. Petach earned a B.A. degree in business and Spanish from Muhlenberg College in 1982 and a MSIA degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984.
Mr. Rao, 44, has been a Director of JLL since September 2013. Mr. Rao is the Vice President for Asia Pacific, Latin America and Emerging Markets at Twitter, Inc., the global on-line social networking service. Before joining Twitter in April 2012, Mr. Rao served for seven years in a number of roles, including Managing Director for India, at Google Inc., the global technology company focused on search, operating systems and platforms. Mr. Rao earned the prestigious Google Founder’s Award for his role in the development of Google Maps and Google Earth. He also played a leadership role in the growth of Google’s YouTube business globally as Vice President for the YouTube and Display businesses across Asia Pacific. Mr. Rao has dual undergraduate degrees in Economics and History from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A.
Current Director Standing for Re-Election who is also a Corporate Officer
Mr. Dyer, 63, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director, of JLL since August 2004. Effective June 1, 2016, he will be serving solely as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dyer is currently the Chairman of our Global Executive Board. From September 2000 to August 2004, he was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the WorldWide Retail Exchange, an Internet-based business-to-business exchange whose members include more than 40 of the world’s leading retailers and manufacturers. From 1996 until September 2000, Mr. Dyer was Chief Executive Officer of Courtaulds Textiles plc, an international clothing and fabric company, having served in various management positions with that firm since 1982. From 1978 until 1982, he was a client manager at McKinsey & Company, an international consulting firm. He also previously served on the board of directors, and was the chairman of the audit committee, of Northern Foods plc, a major food supplier to the British retail sector. He is a member of The Chicago Club and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Mr. Dyer is also on the Board of Directors of The Executives’ Club of Chicago. Mr. Dyer holds a BSc degree from Imperial College in London and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
First-Time Nominee for Director who is also a Corporate Officer
Mr. Ulbrich, 49, has been the Chief Executive Officer for our Europe, Middle East and Africa business segment since January 2009. He is a member of our Global Executive Board. Effective June 1, 2016, Mr. Ulbrich will transition to the role of President of JLL. From April 2005 through December 2008, he was the Managing Director of JLL’s German business and member of the Board for our Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Prior to that, Mr. Ulbrich was the Chief Executive Officer of the HIH group of companies headquartered in Hamburg, Germany and part of M.M. Warburg Bank. For the ten years prior to that, he held various positions within German and international banks. Mr. Ulbrich is a member of the board of directors of Vonovia SE, Germany’s largest residential real estate company. He has a Diplom Kaufmann degree in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg.
Additional Corporate Officers
Louis F. Bowers
Mr. Bowers, 33, has been the Global Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of JLL since August 2015. He served as Director of Accounting Policy of the Company since September 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Bowers served in various positions, including Vice President and Controller, at Retail Properties of America, Inc., from June 2011 to September 2014, and served as Manager—Audit, Real Estate at KPMG LLP from September 2005 to June 2011. Mr. Bowers holds a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Grace T. Chang
Ms. Chang, 43, is the Managing Director of Global Corporate Finance and Investor Relations of JLL since November 2015. Prior to joining JLL, she served as Managing Director at GE Capital Real Estate both in the United States and Asia from 2005 through 2014 where she held key commercial leadership roles, most recently leading the development and growth of the Asia investment management business and prior to that, business development and global commercial market strategy for real estate investments. During the period between 1995 and 2005, she served in finance positions of increasing responsibility with GE and GE Capital in the United States and Asia Pacific including CFO, financial planning and analysis, corporate mergers, and acquisition integration. Ms. Chang has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Charles J. Doyle
Dr. Doyle, 56, has been the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of JLL since September 2007. From January 2005 until he joined JLL, he was the Global Head of Business Development and Marketing with Clifford Chance, an international law firm. From February 1997 to January 2005, he held a range of global marketing and communications positions with Accenture, a business consulting, technology and outsourcing firm, the last of which was as the global marketing and communications director for its largest business division. He also previously held senior marketing and business development positions with British Telecom, a network and telecommunications services firm, Fujitsu, a technology and information services firm, and started his career with the UK’s nuclear research agency (UKAEA), where he was a business strategist. Dr. Doyle graduated from Glasgow University, where he also received a master’s degree in History and English, and he also holds a doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University. Dr. Doyle is the author of the Oxford Dictionary of Marketing.
Brian J. Duncan
Mr. Duncan, 46, has been the Global Treasurer of JLL since August 2015. He served as Assistant Treasurer of the Company since September 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Duncan served in various positions within the Treasury Department of the Company since September 1999. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Duncan served as Senior Manager–Investment Management Services and various other positions at KPMG LLP since September 1991. Mr. Duncan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Forrest, 45, is the Global and Americas Chief Executive Officer for our Corporate Solutions business and Chairman of our Global Corporate Solutions Board. Since January 2016, he has also been a member of our Global Executive Board. Mr. Forrest has spent his entire career with JLL, beginning as a management trainee in our Australia business and for more than twenty years has assumed roles of increasing responsibility in different locations globally, including within our corporate real estate services, tenant representation, property management and fund management and workplace strategies businesses. Before re-locating to the United States for his current role, he was previously the Chief Executive Officer of our Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific. Mr. Forrest has a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics from the University of Western Sydney and an MBA from Macquarie University.
Mr. Frazier, 63, has been Executive Vice President, Global Head of Data and Information Management and Chief Data Officer of JLL since January 2014. Prior to joining JLL, from March 2003 to January 2014, Mr. Frazier served in roles of increasing responsibility and ending as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Data and Information Management for HSBC Holdings plc, the global banking organization, and before then at other major financial institutions for which he developed and managed data management teams in most major markets across the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe/Middle East. Mr. Frazier has a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Geography from The University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Economic Geography from San Francisco State University.
Mr. Hughes, 50, has been Chief Executive Officer for our Asia Pacific business segment since January 2009 and effective July 1, 2016, will be leaving the firm after 28 years of service. He is a member of our Global Executive Board. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer for our Europe, Middle East and Africa operating segment from November 2005. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Hughes was the Managing Director of our English business. He joined Jones Lang Wootton, one of the predecessor entities to JLL, in September 1988 and held positions of increasing responsibilities within our Management Services, Fund Management, and Capital Markets businesses. Mr. Hughes graduated in Economics from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and has a Diploma in Land Economy from Aberdeen University. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Jeff A. Jacobson
Mr. Jacobson, 54, has been Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Investment Management, JLL’s investment management business segment, since January 2007. He is a member of our Global Executive Board. From 2000 through 2006, he was Regional Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Investment Management’s European operations. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Jacobson was a Managing Director of Security Capital Group Incorporated. During the period between 1986 and 1998, he served in positions of increasing responsibilities with LaSalle Partners, one of the predecessor corporations to JLL. Mr. Jacobson graduated from Stanford University, where he received an A.B. in Economics and an A.M. from its Food Research Institute.
James S. Jasionowski
Mr. Jasionowski, 57, has been Executive Vice President, Chief Tax Officer of JLL since January 2007. He was Executive Vice President, Director of Tax, from April 2002 to December 2006. From October 2001 to March 2002, he served as Managing Director within the Structured Finance Group of General Electric Capital Corporation. He also served as Executive Vice President and Director of Tax of Heller Financial, Inc., a commercial finance company, from September 1997 through December 2001, and as Vice President and Tax Counsel of Heller Financial from May 1993 through August 1997. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions within the tax practice of KPMG from August 1985 through May 1993, ending as Senior Manager, Tax. He held a variety of positions with Jewel Companies, Inc., from June 1981 through July 1985. Mr. Jasionowski has a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University, where he was also a University Scholar, and a J.D. from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law.
David A. Johnson
Mr. Johnson, 53, has been Executive Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer of JLL since November 2004. He served as the Chief Information Officer for the Americas business segment of JLL from 1999 to 2004. He joined LaSalle Partners, the predecessor firm to JLL, as Head of Technology for the Management Services Group in September 1997. Prior to joining LaSalle Partners, Mr. Johnson served as a practice lead for the Real Estate Operations and Systems Group for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago and New York from 1993 to 1997 and was Manager of Portfolio Performance and Head of Technology for Dreyfus Realty Advisors in New York City from 1990 to 1993. Before joining Dreyfus, he held a variety of positions in the commercial banking industry. Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Ithaca College and an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from Pace University.
Christie B. Kelly
Ms. Kelly, 54, has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of JLL since July 2013. She is a member of our Global Executive Board. Before joining JLL, from 2009 she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation, a leading U.S. real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management and development of bulk industrial facilities, medical office properties and suburban office buildings. Prior to joining Duke Realty, Ms. Kelly served as Senior Vice President of the Global Real Estate Group at Lehman Brothers, the investment-banking firm, from 2007 to 2009. Before that, she was employed by General Electric Company from 1983 to 2007 and served in numerous finance and operational financial management positions in the United States, Europe and Asia that included responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, process improvements, internal audit, and enterprise risk management. She is a member of the board of directors of Kite Realty and was previously a member of the board of directors of the National Bank of Indianapolis. Ms. Kelly is on the board of trustees of the Butler University Business School. Ms. Kelly has a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University. She has been recognized as one of the Women of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
Dr. Maxson, 57, has been Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of JLL since March 2012. From December 2007 until she joined JLL, she served as Vice President, Human Resources for Merck Research Labs at Merck & Co., Inc. From 1988 to 2007, Dr. Maxson held a variety of positions at Rohm and Haas Co., a specialty chemical company, initially as a chemist in the research organization and moving into human resources in 1999. Immediately prior to joining Merck, she served as the Rohm and Haas Human Resources Director for Europe. Dr. Maxson has a B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan State University, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from The Fielding Graduate Institute.
Gregory P. O’Brien
Mr. O’Brien, 54, has been the Chief Executive Officer for our Americas business segment since January 2014. He is a member of our Global Executive Board. Mr. O’Brien was previously the Chief Executive Officer of our Americas Markets Solutions business and prior to that the Chief Executive Officer of our Americas Brokerage business. He was the Chief Executive Officer of The Staubach Company prior to its merger with JLL in 2008. Mr. O’Brien earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School after graduating from Tufts University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Mark J. Ohringer
Mr. Ohringer, 57, has been Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of JLL since April 2003. From April 2002 through March 2003, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Kemper Insurance Group, Inc., an insurance holding company. Prior to that, Mr. Ohringer served as General Counsel and Secretary of Heller Financial, Inc., a commercial finance company, from September 2000. He previously served as Chief Corporate Counsel and Deputy General Counsel of Heller Financial from March 1999 to September 2000 as well as other roles within the legal function from the time he joined in December 1993. Prior to joining Heller Financial, Mr. Ohringer was a Partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP. In 2012, he was named by Corporate Board Member as one of America’s Top General Counsel and in 2011 by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. Mr. Ohringer has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Mr. Suri, 48, has been Executive Vice President, Director of Global Internal Audit of JLL since September 2014. He was CFO of JLL India from May 2008 to August 2014. From January 2006 to May 2008, he served as the CFO of Citi Technology Services Ltd. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles with Motorola India Pvt. Ltd., from 1997 to 2005 ending as a financial controller in that company’s GSM Network business in India. He also worked with ICI India Ltd. from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Suri has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Panjab University. In 1992, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in India and was ranked 50th in the country. Mr. Suri is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).