Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately held commercial real estate services firm, has announced that its Chairman of the Board, Carlo Barel di Sant'Albano, has today started in his role as a Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield, EMEA.
As announced by the Firm on March 21st, 2012, Carlo succeeds Paul Bacon who held the role of EMEA CEO since 2007 and who will remain involved in the business as Chairman of the French, German, Italian and Russian boards until the end of the year.
Carlo Barel di Sant'Albano was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cushman & Wakefield in March 2011 and is responsible for the strategic oversight and stewardship of the firm on a global basis. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of EXOR and was instrumental in its acquisition of a major stake in Cushman & Wakefield in March 2007. Since then he has been closely involved in the business activities of the Firm and prior to becoming Chairman of the Board, served as a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Board.
Glenn Rufrano, Global President and CEO of Cushman &Wakefield said; "I have worked with Carlo and in close partnership over the past couple of years on the successful creation and execution of our strategic growth plan globally. Carlo brings broad industry insight, in depth experience and the leadership skills to drive our growth strategy in the EMEA region and the global firm. I look forward to working with him and the European leadership team to ensure we achieve our goal to be the very best at what we do and to deliver first class value added services to our clients."
Carlo is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously had a 20 year career in Investment Banking latterly with Credit Suisse. He is based at Cushman & Wakefield's European headquarters in London.
Source: Cushman & Wakefield