Ramesh Nair

CEO & Country Head, India

Ramesh is responsible for driving the company’s overall direction, strategy and growth in the country.

Current Responsibilities

Ramesh is the CEO & Country Head of JLL India. He is responsible for the overall direction, strategy and growth of the Firm in India. Prior to taking over the role of CEO & Country Head in 2017, Ramesh held positions such as COO - India, MD - West India, India Head of Land, South India Markets Head, MD - Chennai, MD - Hyderabad and MD - Industrial. With estimated revenue for FY 2018-19 expected to be approx INR 4,000 crores, the Firm is growing from strength to strength in India for the past 2 decades. 

JLL is also the market leader in terms of market share, revenues, profitability and team size for all the business lines in India. JLL India was rated as one of the Best Places to Work in India by the Great Place to Work® and The Economic Times in 2017, 2018 & 2019. JLL is a Fortune 500 company, creating value for owners, investors and users of real estate. Globally, JLL operates in 1,000 locations across 80 countries.

Education and Affiliations

  • Advanced Management Program 196 – Harvard Business School
  • Global Leadership Program from Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • Global Advanced Management Programme from Kellogg Business School and ISB
  • MBA and BBA from the University of Madras
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from LIBA
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)


Having joined JLL in 1999, Ramesh has over 22 years of diversified and hands-on professional expertise in most facets of the real estate business. He has worked across diverse asset classes such as office, retail, land, residential, warehousing and industrial advising leading domestic and multinational owners, investors and occupiers in India. Throughout his career, Ramesh has helped his clients define and deliver successful real estate projects of the highest quality. Ramesh is a member of the Asia Pacific Board, the J8,  a group of JLL’s 8 largest countries in terms of profit and revenue globally. Ramesh also chairs the India Leadership Council of JLL India. He is also the Chairman of CII – Western Region Real Estate and Infrastructure Conclave. As one of the pioneers of professional real estate consulting services in India, Ramesh has been instrumental in introducing many new concepts into the Indian real estate sector. Ramesh has also served as a Non-executive Director on the Global RICS Regulatory Board for 3 years. He is now a member of the RICS South Asia Board.

Ramesh has written numerous thought leaership articles for some of India’s leading publications such as The Economic Times, The Times of India, The Hindu, The Indian Express and  many others.


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