Industry veteran Ram Devagiri joins Knight Frank India
Knight Frank India inducted a global veteran, Ram Devagiri, as Executive Director and Head of Facility Management Services (FMS) to further fortify its leadership team.
Ram comes with more than 20 years of experience in senior management roles in the property and professional services sector across three continents. Business strategy development, multi-client operations, change management, customer retention strategy, business development and process improvement for large organizations have been Ram’s areas of expertise. Until recently, Ram was Director Operations Australia for Sodexo, where he was responsible for the strategic management and operational delivery of an Integrated Facilities Management portfolio. Prior to Sodexo, Ram worked in Compass Group, Australia where he devised and implemented client relationship programmes for key accounts.
Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has more than 14,000 people operating from 413 offices across 60 countries.
Ram Devagiri said “This is a great opportunity for me to be part of the competitive business environment in India. India today is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The swiftly growing services sector is creating huge potential for facility management. This strong growth will be accompanied by an increasing need to innovate with both service delivery and technology deployment. The market is gradually maturing to be at par with global standards. In a nutshell, it is perhaps the most conducive time to strengthen the FM business in the country.”
Welcoming Ram, Knight Frank India’s Chairman and Managing Director, Shishir Baijal, said, “I am excited to announce the appointment of Ram Devagiri as Head of Facility Management Services. He will bring the right blend of energy and experience that will be crucial for our FM growth strategy. The multifaceted global experience in integrated facilities management across sectors that Ram brings with him will add to the strength of our dynamic leadership team. I believe that the brand Knight Frank should be synonymous with thought-leadership across all domains.”