Colliers International has announced the appointment of Apara Guha as a director in the EMEA Corporate Solutions team, to expand on the division’s already established success in helping clients align their real estate and workplace strategy with their core business plan.

“Apara is a key strategic hire for Colliers. She brings to Colliers over 20 years of experience in first generation outsourcing and emerging markets, business development and marketing, across EMEA and Asia Pacific. As a new director in the EMEA Corporate Solutions team, Apara will focus on account and client relationship management and business development,” said Guy Douetil, Managing Director, EMEA Corporate Solutions. “Apara’s extensive network and a strong reputation in outsourcing and occupier services will help our clients and our existing team to develop our business further across EMEA.”

Apara joins Colliers from Cushman & Wakefield, where she was instrumental in founding the company’s corporate occupier services team in India in 1997, and setting up C&W’s account management platform in Asia Pacific (APAC) in 2011.During this time, she grew the APAC department to 35 employees in Singapore, Hong Kong, India and China and was responsible for winning a number of corporate accounts including Microsoft, Nestle and Honeywell and Citi.