JLL appoints Miroslav Barnas to lead business in the Czech Republic

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The FINANCIAL — JLL has appointed Miroslav Barnas as country manager of its Czech Republic business, which is headquartered in Prague, with immediate effect. He will lead the Czech business alongside his existing responsibilities as country manager for JLL’s business in Slovakia.

Tewfik Sabongui leaves the firm after 16 years as country manager. Mr. Barnas originally joined King Sturge in 2006 to set up its office in Bratislava, Slovakia. Following JLL’s merger with King Sturge in 2011, he continued to run the Slovakia business and was additionally appointed to JLL’s Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) Board and assumed responsibility for JLL’s capital markets activities in Slovakia. Under his leadership, JLL’s Slovakia business has seen more than a decade of sustained and rapid growth, according to JLL.

Frank Pörschke, President EMEA markets, JLL, said: “We thank Tewfik for his commitment to our Czech business over the years and wish him well for the future. We are delighted to have Miroslav take the helm. Miroslav’s sales and business development experience, client knowledge and proven management track record mean that he is perfectly placed to drive the evolution of our business in the Czech Republic as part of our broader growth plans for the CEE region.”

Miroslav Barnas, Managing Director JLL Czech Republic and Slovakia, said, “This is an exciting time of growth for our Czech business as well as for the CEE region overall. I look forward to continuing to work closely with colleagues and clients in both the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. Across the spectrum, from investors to corporate occupiers, our clients’ needs are evolving, becoming increasingly diverse and yet also more interlinked. I’m excited about the prospect of being able to work with the local teams in Prague to help more of our clients achieve their objectives.”

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