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Jean Howley joins Colliers as Chief Financial Officer of EMEA

Jean Howley

EMEA Executive to accelerate strategy development and implementation

Jean Howley has joined Colliers as the EMEA Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This role is a key executive position within Colliers’ rapidly growing business. 

Jean has previously worked globally, particularly across EMEA providing pragmatic support to accelerate strategic and operational initiatives for organisations and clients in diverse sectors. In her extensive career, Jean has steered and concluded several M&A transactions across diverse industries and jurisdictions. Most recently Jean worked at the European energy companies, MET Group and SHV Energy, as well as previously spending a significant number of years at Professional Services firm EY and energy corporation Chevron.

Jean has become a member of the Colliers EMEA Executive team and will assist in strategy development and implementation, as well as M&A activity as the region strives to complete its Enterprise ’25 Growth Strategy plan.  

Commenting Davoud Amel-Azizpour, CEO of Colliers EMEA, said: “Jean’s exceptional track record of directing the scaling-up of businesses across diverse industries and jurisdictions will be a fantastic addition to our executive team in EMEA. Jean has held a number of executive roles in her career, both in finance, operational and risk roles. We very much welcome Jean to Colliers.”

Following her appointment, Jean Howley, CFO of Colliers EMEA, added: “I am delighted to join Colliers EMEA in this vital role as we continue to grow our operations across the region. I look forward to working with my fellow EMEA Executives and collaborating with the Global Management Teams to deliver strategic, financial and corporate development projects across the region.”


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