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Chandra Dhandapani

Chief Transformation Officer, CBRE and Chief Operating Officer, Global Workplace Solutions

Professional Experience

Chandra Dhandapani serves as Chief Transformation Officer for CBRE and Chief Operating Officer for its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business segment.

In her role for CBRE, she provides executive oversight for People, Marketing, Supply Chain and Corporate Real Estate organizations.

As COO of GWS, where she spends the majority of her time, Ms. Dhandapani has senior leadership responsibility for the GWS Enterprise business and GWS Operations around the world and her focus is on enabling the GWS team in accelerating the growth of the business and improving client outcomes. She also brings the best of her functional responsibilities for People, Supply Chain and Marketing – as well as her extensive Digital & Technology background to this role.

Ms. Dhandapani joined CBRE in 2016 to lead the company’s digital strategy and all aspects of technology globally. Since joining the company, Ms. Dhandapani has 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.

In light of Ms. Dhandapani’s strong background in transforming organizations and creating high-performing teams, she was promoted to Chief Transformation Officer in June 2021. Earlier, she served as Chief Administrative Officer with responsibility for CBRE’s Digital & Technology, People, Marketing, Research, Corporate Communications, Supply Chain and Corporate Real Estate organizations.

Prior to joining CBRE, she was a senior technology executive at Capital One Financial for 17 years. 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 serves as a member of CBRE’s Global Executive Committee and is based in Dallas, Texas, USA. She serves on the board of Girls Inc Dallas and is a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Mark’s School of Texas.