Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the appointment of Mark Bradford, currently managing director of its South Africa business, as its first chairman for Sub-Saharan Africa, with a broad remit overseeing the firm’s growth strategy across the whole African continent. Craig Hean succeeds Mr. Bradford as managing director for South Africa.
Vincent Lottefier, Jones Lang LaSalle’s EMEA Management Board member responsible for Africa, commented: “In partnership with our clients, we see exciting growth opportunities right across the African continent. These new roles for Mark and Craig are a logical progression in overseeing our growth strategy. Both have extensive experience of the Sub-Saharan markets, economies and client requirements. Craig has worked very closely with Mark for ten years which makes the leadership transition in our South Africa business seamless and straightforward. Mark, in turn, has demonstrated great insight and ability to grow the business internationally.”
Mark Bradford, who will continue to be based in Johannesburg, said: “When we look at the volume of work we are already delivering for clients in key markets such as Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Angola, and then consider what we know about how these markets are growing and demand is rising, the case for further expanding our Sub-Saharan service capabilities becomes clear and compelling. This is an exciting time for our firm and for me personally. I look forward to working with Vincent, as well as all our teams and offices across Africa in continuing to build our capabilities and provide new enhanced service delivery to our clients.”
Craig Hean, also based in Johannesburg, said: “We have a great team with a really strong market reputation here in South Africa. Considerable credit for that goes to Mark and the way he has led and developed this business. I am relishing the opportunity to continue that terrific track record and to build our business further.”
The changes take immediate effect.