News release

JLL appoints Kweku Yankson to lead HR in the UK

New HR director will join UK Board and EMEA HR leadership team

April 22, 2021

JLL has appointed Kweku Yankson as HR director for the UK, providing HR leadership across the business.

Kweku has proven international leadership experience at executive committee level in multinational technology companies. He previously worked in HR and business leadership roles with BBOXX Ltd, Millicom International Cellular and Oracle.

As part of his appointment to lead JLL’s people agenda Kweku will join the UK Board and EMEA HR leadership team. He will also be responsible for driving and implementing global employee-focused strategies in the UK and Ireland as JLL supports its people and clients worldwide. 

He will work alongside Anne-Sophie Curet, head of HR EMEA at JLL, whose mission is to attract and offer an exceptional employee experience to JLL’s people.

Kweku Yankson, HR director UK at JLL, said: “People are the driving force behind any successful business. I look forward to building on JLL’s successful track record in ensuring that all our people have a positive working experience, and that, together, we continuously deliver strong results. It’s an especially good time to be joining the business and the sector, now that there is a clear roadmap for emerging from the pandemic, and I’m excited to contribute to an environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.”

Stephanie Hyde, UK CEO at JLL, added: “Kweku’s appointment is an integral part of the refreshed strategy for the business, as we foster a culture where colleagues thrive and belong. His appointment builds on the momentum of continuing to invest in our people and the places they work.”

Kweku will take over from Karen Till, who has spent the last 27 years at JLL after joining to lead the business graduate scheme before going on to become an integral part of the learning & development and recruitment teams and then leading the HR function. Kweku and Karen are now working alongside each other for a short transition period.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of December 31, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit