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Chandra Dhandapani

Chief Executive Officer, Global Workplace Solutions

Professional Experience

Chandra Dhandapani has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business segment since May 2022. Ms. Dhandapani is a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

GWS is a global, integrated, full-service real estate outsourcing business serving the world’s largest real estate occupiers in more than 100 countries, and produced more than $17 billion of revenue in 2021.

As Global CEO of GWS, Ms. Dhandapani oversees the delivery of all services, including facilities management, project management and transaction services, to local and multinational occupier clients around the world. She brings the best of her previous  responsibilities for the People, Supply Chain and Marketing functions – as well as her extensive Digital & Technology background – to her leadership of GWS.

Prior to her promotion of CEO of GWS, she served in a dual role as CBRE’s Chief Transformation Officer, with executive oversight for People, Marketing, Supply Chain and Corporate Real Estate, and Chief Operating Officer of GWS. In the latter capacity, Ms. Dhandapani had senior leadership responsibility for the GWS Enterprise business and GWS Operations around the world. She focused on enabling the GWS team in accelerating the growth of the business and improving client outcomes.

Ms. Dhandapani joined CBRE in 2016 to lead the company’s digital strategy and all aspects of technology globally. Ms. Dhandapani turbocharged CBRE’s approach to leveraging technology as an enabler, assembled a high-performing team, and strengthened CBRE’s expertise in harnessing data as a differentiator.

Prior to joining CBRE, she was a senior technology executive at Capital One Financial where she spent 17 years in various roles in Technology, Marketing & Analytics and Operations. In her last role there, she served as Digital Transformation Leader and Chief Information Officer of the bank’s Financial Services division, comprised of Capital One Auto Finance, Mortgage, Home Equity and Home Loans Servicing.

Ms. Dhandapani is a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Mark’s School of Texas.