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Jon Zehner

Chairman

African Parks Foundation, UK

Jon is Head of LaSalle’s Global Partner Solutions (GPS) business, where he is responsible for setting GPS’s strategic direction as well as overseeing its day-to-day operations. Jon joined LaSalle in 2012 as Global Head of the Client Capital Group and assumed his GPS responsibilities in January 2021. He has been a member of LaSalle’s Global Management Committee since joining LaSalle.  

Jon spent 28 years at JPMorgan in New York, London and Johannesburg, where he held a number of senior positions including Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Head of sub-Saharan Africa.  

Jon is an active leader in several real estate industry organisations, serving as Chair of the Cambridge Land Economy Advisory Board of the University of Cambridge and a recent past European Chairman of the Urban Land Institute. He has served twice on the Global Board of Directors of ULI and remains a Trustee. In addition to these real estate industry roles, he serves as an EMEA Co-Chair of Dartmouth College’s current capital campaign, is a member of The Board of Governors of the Arnold House School in St. John’s Wood in London and joined African Parks as Chair of the UK Board in December 2020.  

Jon holds an MBA from Harvard and an AB in Economics from Dartmouth. Jon is married with four sons.