JLL, a real estate investment management firm, has announced that it has nominated Jeetu Patel as an independent, non-executive member of its Board of Directors. The voting will commence at this year's 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May.
Patel brings with him over 20 years of senior leadership experience when it comes to software companies. His deep understanding of the needs of the market will help boost JLL, moving forward. Currently, Patel is also a member of the HackerRank board.
Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Platform at Box, Inc., a cloud-based content management platform. In those roles, he led the creation of the Box Platform business unit, oversaw product strategy, marketing and developer relations. Other roles prior include General Manager and Chief Executive of the Syncplicity business unit of Dell (at the time, known as EMC), as well as President of research and advisory firm for collaboration and content management firm, Doculabs.
"We look forward to welcoming Jeetu to our Board," said Sheila Penrose, Chairman of the JLL Board of Directors. "His unique perspective on the world's changing digital landscape will strengthen our accomplished and diverse group."
"Jeetu's expertise in emerging technologies will help JLL drive our leadership position in real estate digital and data, and the innovative technology services we provide our clients," added Christian Ulbrich, Global CEO of JLL.
Other active members of the Board include, Hugo Bagué, Matthew Carter, Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr., Dame DeAnne Julius, Ming Lu, Bridget Macaskill, Martin H. Nesbitt and Ann Marie Petach.
Edited by V. Haviland