Christian Ulbrich

Chief Executive Officer and President

Christian Ulbrich is Chief Executive Officer and President of JLL, a leading global real estate services and investment management company.

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) employs more than 100,000 people across five business lines and has a worldwide client base in more than 80 countries.

Christian became Chief Executive Officer in October 2016, and has been a member of the company’s Board of Directors since May 2016 when he was elected President.

Christian leads JLL’s strategic direction and global operations, ensuring the company’s continued growth in the dynamic and evolving international real estate market. Christian spearheads a strategy to create success for clients, colleagues, and shareholders by leveraging sustainable, market-leading technology solutions to shape the future of real estate for a better world.

Previously, Christian served as Chief Executive Officer for JLL in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) beginning January 2009. From April 2005 through December 2008, he was the Managing Director of JLL’s German business and a member of the EMEA regional board.

Prior to joining JLL, Christian spent seven years as Chief Executive Officer of the Hamburg-based HIH Group, the leading provider of real estate investment management services in Germany. Christian began his career in banking, initially holding roles at national and international banks in Germany before reaching the position of CEO at a German regional bank.

Christian is a passionate advocate for the responsibility of companies to lead and take action to create a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive global future. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders and Vanguard Board for the Partnership Against Corruption Initiative.

Christian holds a senior degree in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and completed the Stanford University GSB program. He lives near Frankfurt, Germany.