JLL appoints Bessie Lee as CEO for Greater China

/ EdgeProp Singapore
July 21, 2021 4:19 PM SGT
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - JLL has appointed Bessie Lee as CEO for Greater China. She will take up her new position from Sept 1 this year and will succeed KK Fung, who will become chairman. (See also: JLL’s Chris Archibold: CBD occupiers see light at the end of the tunnel)
Lee will be based in Shanghai and will report to Anthony Couse, CEO of JLL Asia Pacific. She will set the strategic direction for JLL’s China business, and will focus on growing relationships with domestic and government clients, as well as increasing the market share of the company’s technology products.
“The pandemic has accelerated adoption of technology across many industries, including real estate. With its investment in and focus on technology, JLL is uniquely placed to grab the opportunities presented by digital transformation,” says Lee.
Lee has more than 30 years of experience in the marketing and advertising industry, and was CEO of WPP China from 2013 to 2017. Her most recent role was running a venture capital firm that invests in an incubator of marketing technology start-ups in China.