Sanjay Rishi

Americas CEO - Work Dynamics at JLL
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Sanjay Rishi is CEO of Work Dynamics for the Americas, dedicated to helping clients create, shape and manage the future of work by enhancing the performance of their workplaces, real estate portfolios and people.

For 25 years, Sanjay has helped large, global businesses leverage technology to achieve their ambitions. He has deep expertise in complex businesses, transformational change and the development of disruptive technologies. His Work Dynamics team across the Americas leverages data to build, manage and improve spaces that can transform how people work every day.

Sanjay joined JLL in 2018 from IBM, where he ran the Cloud Consulting Services business. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer and Group Vice President of Strategic Planning for Johnson Controls Automotive. He has also held roles as a Partner for PwC and Vice President for IBM Global Strategy.

Sanjay is also a member of JLL’s Americas Executive Committee, which sets the direction and strategy for JLL in the region.

Sanjay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, a master of science degree in management systems and a doctorate in management. He currently serves on the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Outside of JLL, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys golf and hiking, and considers high-altitude trekking in the Himalayas as one of his greatest adventures.

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  • “Simply put, we create experiences at work that matter – for our clients and their employees, customers, and partners. JLL Work Dynamics helps clients drive strategic value from their corporate real estate portfolios, innovating, and delivering a full suite of products and services that blend human, digital, and experiential elements to build, manage, and improve spaces that transform how people work.” - Leaders Magazine - January 1, 2023

  • "As we move through 2022, the workplace will continue to become much more agile. In counseling clients across the globe, we’ve found that companies are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to meet the ever-changing needs of their employees. As a result, we’ve found a few trends that have developed across the board: workplace flexibility as the new normal, so employees can alternate between different places of work as their needs change; digital transformation to drive solutions to quickly changing business needs; sustainability strategies that translate environmental goals into action that creates real value; and physical and mental well-being sustained by a regenerative workplace."

  • “We know that people who feel they can bring their whole selves to work, do their best work. And while management plays a critical role in communicating these expectations through company policies and benefits, as leaders, we can offer additional support by practicing what we preach.”

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