CEO – Business (India) & Chairperson Sri Lanka Operations, Jones Lang LaSalle
Gagan was appointed in May 2007, to oversee the integration of the merged entity – Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj, which created the pre-eminent and largest real estate services firm in India. Over the last 8 years she has worn several hats. She has led the Projects and Development Services (P&DS) business for India from mid 2008 to August 2012. The P&DS business more than doubled its revenue and margins under her leadership
In addition to being the Chairperson & heading the Sri Lanka business which operates as a stand-alone entity, Gagan is also the CEO – Business for Jones Lang LaSalle India. In this role she has oversight of SEZ Shared Service Operations, and the Human Resources and Legal functions for the Firm. Gagan has also heads the CSR and Sustainability agenda for India. Gagan has recently been nominated to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Gender Diversity for a 2 year period
Gagan has over 30 years of experience across the apparel, exports and hospitality sector. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Gagan was with Benetton India for over 6 years as Executive Director, and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2005. It was during her tenure that Benetton evolved into a powerhouse in the Indian Lifestyle & Apparel industry. Under her stewardship, the brand achieved several firsts for the group in India.
Previous to Benetton, Gagan was COO at DCM International. She was responsible for all export initiatives of the firm and successfully ensured compliance of all audit related requirements of DCM Financial Services. Gagan has also worked with the Soaltee Group, Nepal as Vice President Finance. She began her career with Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Gagan enjoys theatre, interior design & travel and is a mother of two. She is also a trustee of the Salaam Baalak Trust, a Non-Government Organization (NGO) dedicated to working with street and working children and is the founding Vice President of Youthreach, an NGO.
Education and Affiliations
- Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India (ICAI)
- Cost Accountant from The Institute of Cost Works Accountants of India (ICWAI)
- Member of the Board for Timex India since 2006Lang LaSalle