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JLL appoints new Chief Operating Officer for Integrated Facilities Management, EMEA

Yash Kapila moves back to Europe after seven years with JLL’s India business

JLL has today announced that Yash Kapila has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer for its Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) division in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with full responsibility for account operations and business transformation, effective from the fourth quarter of 2015.

Mr Kapila is currently an International Director at JLL in India and he brings to the role 22 years of industry experience.

A UK national, Mr Kapila will now return to Europe and be based in London.   JLL's IFM team proactively measures and manages the performance of corporate clients' buildings. It also maximises the efficiency of real estate staff, optimises operational spend through strategic sourcing and reduces building energy costs by lowering consumption.

Magnus Akerberg, Managing Director, EMEA IFM, JLL, said: "Since joining JLL in 2008 Yash has made significant contribution to our business in Asia Pacific, with the India IFM business more than tripling in size under his watch.  We are excited about bringing a leader of Yash's calibre in to our business.  With his proven track record within JLL and extensive industry experience, I am confident he will bring great value to our IFM business in EMEA."

"This is an exciting time to be joining our IFM business in EMEA, which has grown significantly over the last few years and is further accelerating off the back of several new business appointments this year," says Mr Kapila. "I am looking forward to working with some of the best people in the industry to help clients improve their productivity, and to further strengthen our delivery platform in EMEA."

Mr Kapila succeeds Ed Povinelli, who has moved to a new role within JLL.

This announcement follows the appointments of Phil Batty to Head of IFM for Middle East and North Africa in June and Stan Frank as Head of IFM, sub-Saharan Africa in March.