JLL appoints new head of diversity and inclusion

JLL appoints new head of diversity and inclusion
Ingrid Jacobs Head of Diversity & Inclusion

JLL has appointed Ingrid Jacobs as global Head of Diversity and Inclusion.

In this newly created global role, she will be responsible for further developing JLL’s global diversity and inclusion strategy, ensuring the company is attracting, hiring and developing a diverse and engaged workforce of the future.

Jacobs will also serve as the diversity and inclusion lead for the Americas region. Jacobs will report to Mary Bilbrey, JLL’s Chief Human Resources Officer.

Jacobs has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, culture, strategy, and diversity and inclusion for business improvement and cultural change. Most recently she served as Chief Diversity officer at investment management firm Eaton Vance and, prior to that, held key diversity and inclusion leadership roles at Raytheon and Whirlpool.

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As part of her role, Jacobs will identify consistent areas of focus and drive business-enabling outcomes that reinforce JLL’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace. She will guide and enhance the company’s network of business resource groups and diversity councils and lead a team of diversity and inclusion professionals across the globe.

“Our diversity inspires our innovation and empowers our success,” said Bilbrey. “We have made progress but know we have more work to do. Ingrid’s appointment is an important step in our journey to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, which is core to our purpose of shaping the future of real estate for a better world. We are excited to welcome her to JLL.”

Jacobs received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business from The Ohio State University and a Master of Education, Human Resource Development, from Xavier University. She serves on the UNCF New England Leadership Council, the Diversity Project North America CEO Advisory Council, the Partnership Inc. Executive Council and was previously a Greater Boston YMCA Board Member.