JLL appoints new Indonesia country head, Greater China debt advisory lead

Farazia Basarah (left) and Robert Lay (Pictures: JLL)

SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - JLL has announced two new appointments to its management team in Asia. Farazia Basarah has been named as country head for Indonesia, while Robert Lay has been appointed as senior director, debt advisory, capital markets, Asia Pacific.

Farazia succeeds James Allan, recently promoted to CEO for JLL Middle East and Africa. As country head, Farazia will be responsible for JLL’s operations in Indonesia, with oversight for the markets advisory and capital markets business lines. She has been with JLL for over 12 years and has played a key role in growing JLL's logistics, industrial, and data centre businesses in Indonesia.

“We’re confident that under Farazia’s leadership, JLL will play a critical role in helping our clients successfully grow their businesses in Indonesia,“ says Chris Fossick, CEO for Southeast Asia at JLL.

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Lay will assume responsibility for JLL’s debt advisory platform in Greater China, partnering with members of the wider JLL capital markets teams in Hong Kong and Mainland China and across the Asia Pacific. He will report to Theo Novak, JLL’s executive director, capital markets transactions, Asia Pacific.

The newly-created role sees Lay based in Hong Kong. He joins JLL from the Bank of China (New Zealand), where he was most recently head of corporate development and acting head of corporate banking.

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