Matthew Bouw Named APAC Regional CEO

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SINGAPORE, 30 November 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield today announced the appointment of Matthew Bouw as its new Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific.

Brett White, Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Chief Executive Officer said, “Matthew brings over 20 years of experience and insight to the Chief Executive Officer role in Asia Pacific, a critical growth region for Cushman & Wakefield globally. In partnership with the high calibre leadership team in the region, he will lead a business that has more than 7,000 employees operating across nine key markets in the region (excluding Greater China).”

“Asia Pacific presents tremendous opportunity and potential for both our staff and clients. Global and domestic capital will continue to target regional investment hotspots while multi-national corporations will stay focused on growing their business in this dynamic region. Coupled with the increasing prominence of Asian investors and corporations in both the regional and global arena, we expect positive business sentiment and momentum to continue to underpin the overall growth of the region and our business.”

Mr Bouw, the appointed CEO for Asia Pacific said, “It is a privilege to lead the Asia Pacific business of Cushman & Wakefield and I am excited by the prospects and potential of this region. I look forward to working with my team to build a business that stays focused on our clients, delivering the best services and solutions that meet and exceed clients’ expectations. For our staff, we want to build a culture and environment that drive high performance and promote well-being, so they can maximize their potential and be proud of being a member of Cushman & Wakefield.”

Mr. Bouw’s experience spans across a variety of industries including real estate, financial services, professional services, engineering & construction, and mining services, having worked for large global and multinational firms such as DTZ, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aviva, Orica, Leighton, and UGL. He has been with Cushman & Wakefield for over 6.5 years, during which he served as Global Chief Administrative Officer with oversight of HR, Marketing and Research in the last three years. An Australian native, he has also worked in various parts of Asia Pacific and the world prior to his move to the US.

Mr. Bouw’s appointment takes effect from 1 December 2017. 

For further information, please contact: Foo Chek Yee, Head of Communications, Asia Pacific (+65 6317 8353 / +65 9793 3652 /

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