Ghaznawi to head JLL's Saudi Arabian operations

Appointment designed to expand offering in Kingdom

Jamil Ghaznawi.
Jamil Ghaznawi.

Jones Lang LaSalle has announced the appointment of Jamil Ghaznawi as its new national director and country head for Saudi Arabia.

Ghaznawi joins from Ewaan Global Residential Company where he served as director of strategy and business development in Jeddah. He was also previously CEO of Shada Homes, an investment manager with Sidra Capital and an accountant and auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Saudi Arabia.

He said: “I am excited to join Jones Lang LaSalle, the leader in real estate investment and advisory firms in the region and globally. I am looking forward to working with our team to take our business to the next level in Saudi Arabia’s growing market.”

Ghaznawi holds a BSc in Business Administration from the American Intercontinental University in Los Angeles and a MSC in Accountancy from California State University Fullerton. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the state of California.

Alan Robertson, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle in MENA, said: “Jamil has first class knowledge of all the key geographies and locations in the Kingdom along with extensive connections in the real estate sector. We expect the strong growth of our business to continue in 2014 and beyond, and Jamil’s leadership and business management experience will be invaluable in helping Jones Lang LaSalle expand our offering in Saudi Arabia.”

Ghaznawi takes over from John Harris, who has left Jones Lang LaSalle to join a client organisation in Dubai.

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