Meet Chicago Keynote Speaker Colin Dyer

Colin Dyer 2013_01LargeOur keynote speaker in Chicago is Colin Dyer, President and CEO of JLL, the leading integrated global real estate services and investment management firm. Mr. Dyer guides JLL’s strategic direction and growth, and chairs the Firm’s Global Executive Board.

Some interesting facts about Mr. Dyer and Jones Lang LaSalle:

  • Since Mr. Dyer joined JLL in 2004, the Firm’s revenues have more than tripled through organic growth, over 50 strategic acquisitions across the globe, and the addition of 100 offices and 25 new countries to its geographic footprint.
  • Mr. Dyer is fluent in English, Dutch and French, and studied engineering at Imperial College London for his undergraduate degree. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
  • Mr. Dyer previously served as CEO of WorldWide Retail Exchange, an Internet-based business-to-business exchange that utilizes sophisticated technology to enable retailers and manufacturers to improve efficiency through e-procurement and supply chain processes.
  • From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Dyer served as CEO of Courtaulds Textiles plc, an international clothing and fabric company with 22,000 employees and sales of US$1.3 billion.

Read Mr. Dyer’s full bio.