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Christian Ulbrich is Chief Executive Officer of JLL, the leading integrated global real estate services and investment management firm.

Christian 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, Christian 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, Christian was the Chief Executive Officer of the HIH group of companies headquartered in Hamburg, Germany and part of M.M. Warburg Bank.

For the 10 years prior to that, he held various positions within German and international banks.

Christian has a Diplom Kaufmann degree in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg.

He is a member of the board of directors of Vonovia SE, Germany’s largest residential real estate company.