CBRE, a multinational real estate consulting firm, has appointed Jena Ladhani as the Country Managing Director of Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), effective immediately.
Assuming her new role, Ladhani will oversee the development and improvement of CBRE GWS products in the region, as well as enhance facilities management services. She will also help grow the group's business and its partnership with Dar al Riyadh. Her goal will be to support the group in bolstering its position as the leading provider of advanced facility solutions in KSA, including automated maintenance, virtual services, and dynamic solutions that enhance cost-effectiveness, reliability, and sustainability for clients. In addition to promoting innovation, she will also work on creating training programs to support the sustainable growth of the KSA’s FM industry. This includes partnering with educational institutions to provide opportunities for the next generation, aligning with Vision 2030.
Ladhani joined CBRE in 2019 and has successfully delivered strategic outcomes for CBRE and its clients, working across operations, service delivery and procurement. Before her new appointment, she held the position of Procurement Operations Director for the group in EMEA.
Welcoming Ladhani in her key role, Matthew Forbes, CBRE GWS’s Regional President for EMEA, LATAM & Canada said, “Jena is highly experienced in leading teams to drive strategic and transformational outcomes. With Jena’s leadership in Saudi Arabia, we look forward to growing our facilities management business to support our clients. Jena brings a deep understanding of the group portfolio and will further strengthen our operations and thought leadership in the Kingdom.”
Allon Van Den Bergh, Vice President at CBRE GWS Europe and Board Member for CBRE Saudi Arabia, extended wishes to Ladhani stating, “CBRE is investing in supporting clients across the Kingdom to achieve operational efficiency, sustainability goals and enhanced workplace experience. Jena’s experience and leadership will further enhance our technical FM, smart FM and project management capabilities within the region, across all our sectors.”
Nicholas Maclean, MD for CBRE Advisory Middle East and the Board Member for CBRE Saudi Arabia said, “Jena joins the region at a unique time for CBRE, as we continue to rapidly expand our operations in Saudi Arabia. With her skill set and track record, Jena will be a tremendous addition to the team and adds further breadth and depth to our real estate capability on the ground.”
Sharing the announcement on LinkedIn, Ladhani posted, “I'm excited to begin my new role as Managing Director for CBRE GWS - KSA. I am honoured to be joining my new team in #KSA and relocating to Riyadh. We have many opportunities to explore. I truly believe we will achieve our vision, mission and objectives together and contribute significantly to #vision2030”