Gagan Singh

CEO, Business (India) & Chairperson Sri Lanka Operations - Jones Lang LaSalle

I joined JLL in May 2007, to oversee the integration of the merged entity - Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj, which created the pre-eminent and largest real estate services firm in India. Over the last 9 years I have worn several hats.

I led the Projects and Development Services (P&DS) business for India for 4 years from 2008 to 2012. The P&DS business more than doubled its revenue and margins under my leadership. In addition to being the Chairperson of the the Sri Lanka business which operates as a stand-alone entity, I am also the CEO - Business for Jones Lang LaSalle India. Currently, I have oversight of SEZ Shared Service Operations and the Human Resources and Legal functions for the Firm. I also head the CSR and Sustainability agenda for India. In 2014, I was nominated to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Gender Diversity for a 2 year period.

I have over 30 years of experience across the apparel, exports and hospitality sector. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, I was with Benetton India for over 6 years as Executive Director, and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2005. Under my stewardship, the brand achieved several firsts for the group in India.

Previous to Benetton, I was COO at DCM International. I was responsible for all export initiatives of the firm and successfully ensured compliance of all audit related requirements of DCM Financial Services. I also worked with the Soaltee Group, Nepal as Vice President Finance. I began my career with Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.

Education and Affiliations
- Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India (ICAI)
- Cost Accountant from The Institute of Cost Works Accountants of India (ICWAI)
- Independent Director on the Board for Timex India
- Independent Director on the Board of Future Retail

Other details:
I enjoy theatre, interior design & travel and am a mother of two. I am a trustee of the Salaam Baalak Trust, a Non-Government Organization (NGO) dedicated to working with street and working children and am the founding Vice President of Youthreach, an NGO