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January 12, 2021

JLL announces leadership changes in Southeast Asia

  • Thailand: Michael Glancy was named new Country Head, succeeding Suphin Mechuchep who is stepping into the role of Chairperson
  • Singapore: Chris Archibold was appointed new Country Head

Global real estate consultancy JLL has appointed Michael Glancy as Country Head – Thailand, succeeding Suphin Mechuchep who will become Chairperson for Thailand. The firm has also appointed Chris Archibold as Country Head, Singapore.

These leadership changes, effective from January 2021, come as part of the firm’s succession planning and to strengthen its capabilities and align with its growth ambitions in the region. All three executives will report into Chris Fossick, who will remain as CEO of Southeast Asia.

“Southeast Asia is a fast-growing region with a robust real estate sector, and we want to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve while continuing to deliver excellent services for our clients,” says Fossick.

“These new moves reflect our commitment to provide clients with unparalleled expertise and insights, backed by our robust technology platforms. With a strong management structure leading our team in the region, we’ll be well-placed to help our clients navigate the evolving future of the workplace amidst this time of economic uncertainty.”

No stranger to Asia, Archibold has worked with JLL in Singapore for 17 years and spearheaded the office leasing business before taking over as Head of Leasing for Singapore in 2018. In his new role, he will drive Singapore’s sales strategy and business development by connecting local and regional business functions, as well as leading markets advisory.

Likewise, in Thailand, Glancy will be responsible for managing the country’s business growth. Having worked in JLL Hong Kong since 2010, he relocated to Bangkok in February last year and has been heading Thailand’s transaction business since. He will partner closely with regional and local business lines to generate new business leads and opportunities.

“It is an honour to be appointed in this new role and I look forward to working with Suphin to continue to drive the Thailand business forward,” says Mike.  “JLL in Thailand is going through exciting positive changes in 2021 that will benefit our employees and clients more for years to come.  We look forward to what lies ahead as we strive to enhance our service offerings to our clients in Thailand,” he adds.

As the Chairperson of Thailand, Suphin has successfully managed and expanded the company over the last 17 years. An experienced real estate veteran, she will continue to drive key business priorities and nurture strong client networks that she has built over her career, spanning over three decades.

“I am very proud to have contributed to the tremendous growth of JLL in Thailand for nearly 30 years. And after nearly two decades as Country Head, it’s now the right time for me to step up to a more strategic role. I am confident that with the combination of my in-depth experience and Michael’s expertise, supported by our strong team in Thailand, JLL will be able to identify and capitalise on the many new business opportunities that are available at present and will emerge in the future,” says Suphin.

As we enter one of the most complex periods that the real estate sector has ever seen, I’m thrilled to lead this world-class team as we continue to build our successes across Southeast Asia, while being there for our clients every step of the way to provide them with timely and comprehensive advice,” Fossick concludes.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.


In Thailand, JLL is the largest international property services firm with 1,600 employees.

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