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Board of directors & governance

​​Sheila A. Penrose

Chairman of the Board
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated
and Retired President, Corporate and
Institutional Services
Northern Trust Corporation

Sheila Penrose has been a Director of JLL since May 2002 and was elected Chairman of the Board effective 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. 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.​

Christian Ulbrich

Chief Executive Officer
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

Mr. Ulbrich is Chief Executive Officer of JLL.  Mr. Ulbrich has overall responsibility for guiding JLL’s strategic direction and growth and for chairing the firm’s Global Executive Board, the most senior internal management committee.  He became CEO in October 2016 and has been a member of the firm’s Board of Directors since May 2016 when he was elected President of JLL.  From January 2009 to May 2016, Mr. Ulbrich was the Chief Executive Officer for JLL’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. From April 2005 through December 2008, he was the Managing Director of JLL’s German business and member of the EMEA regional board. 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 o​f 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.

Hugo Bagué

Former Group Executive
Organisational Resources

Rio Tinto Plc

Hugo Bagué has been a Director of JLL since March 2011.  From 2007 until April 2017, Mr. Bagué was Group Executive for Rio Tinto Organisational Resources with overall responsibility 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 post graduate qualifications in Human Resources and Marketing from the University of Ghent in Belgium.

Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr.

Retired Global Chief Executive Officer
PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd.

Samuel Di Piazza has been a Director of JLL since May 2015.  Mr. Di Piazza retired as Global Chief Executive Officer 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 DirecTV, Inc., ProAssurance, Inc. and AT&T Inc., all 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

University College London

Dame DeAnne Julius has been a Director of JLL since November 2008.  She is the former Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House, a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world.  Dame DeAnne was previously a founding member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England and was the Chief Economist at each of British Airways and Royal Dutch Shell.  She has served as a senior economic advisor to the World Bank and a consultant to the International Monetary Fund.  Dame DeAnne currently serves on the board of directors of ICE Benchmark Administration, the new company that produces and supervises the development of LIBOR.  She previously served on the boards of Roche Holding AG, the global healthcare and pharmaceutical firm; Deloitte UK, a firm providing audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services; and  BP PLC, one of the world’s largest energy companies.  Dame DeAnne has a B.Sc from Iowa State University and a Ph.D in economics from the University of California.

Ming Lu

KKR & Co., L.P.

Mr. Lu 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 each of BIS Industrial Limited, a provider of logistics and materials handling services to the mining and metals industry in Australia; MMI Group, a precision engineering company based in Singapore that provides components to the hard disc, oil and gas and aerospace industries, Unisteel Technology Limited, a Singapore based provider of precision fastening, stamping, optics and surface treatment technologies; and Masan Consumer Corporation, a leading branded consumer goods company in Vietnam.  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. Prior to 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 BA in economics from Wuhan University of Hydro Electrical Engineering in China and an MBA from the University of Leuven in Belgium.

Bridget Macaskill

Non-Executive Chairman and
Retired Chief Executive Officer

First Eagle Holdings, Inc.

Bridget Macaskill has been a director since July 1, 2016.  Ms. Macaskill is the non-executive chairman of First Eagle Holdings, Inc. and serves as senior adviser to First Eagle Investment Management and to its CEO. She was formerly president and chief executive officer of First Eagle, which she joined in 2009. With a heritage dating to 1864, First Eagle has $94 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining First Eagle, Ms. Macaskill served as chief operating officer, president, chief executive officer and chairman of Oppenheimer Funds, Inc., where she is recognized for creating the Oppenheimer Funds' Women & Investing program, dedicated to educating American women about the need to take charge of their personal finances. Ms. Macaskill has served on a number of public company and not-for-profit boards and is currently on the boards of Jupiter Fund Management plc., merchant banking firm Close Brothers plc., and the TIAA-CREF mutual funds. A native of the United Kingdom, Ms. Macaskill earned a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh and completed post graduate studies at the Edinburgh College of Commerce.

Martin H. Nesbitt

Co-Chief Executive Officer
The Vistria Group, LLC

Martin H. Nesbitt has been a Director of JLL since March 2011. He currently serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Vistria Group, LLC, a private equity investment firm. Until January 2013, he was President and CEO of TPS Parking Management (known as the Parking Spot), a Chicago-based owner and operator of off-airport parking facilities which he conceived and co-founded. Prior to launching the Parking Spot, Mr. Nesbitt was an officer of the Pritzker Realty Group, L.P. Before that, Mr. Nesbitt was a Vice President and Investment Manager at LaSalle Partners, one of the predecessor corporations to JLL. Mr. Nesbitt is a member of the board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of the premier rail transportation companies in the United States, and CenterPoint Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in the US states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.  He is a Trustee of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and a member of The University of Chicago Laboratory School Board. He is also the former Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Housing Authority and a former member of Chicago 2016, the board that led Chicago's pursuit of the 2016 Olympics. Mr. Nesbitt has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors degree and honorary doctorate from Albion College, Albion, Michigan.​

Ann Marie Petach

Retired Chief Financial Officer
BlackRock, Inc.

Ann Marie Petach has been a Director of JLL since May, 2015 and Chairman of the Audit Committee since May, 2016.  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. 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 BA degree in business and Spanish from Muhlenberg College in 1982 and a MSIA degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984.