As Chief Executive Officer for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Davoud is responsible for establishing and leading the strategic direction and delivering business expansion through the fulfilment of our Enterprise ’25 growth strategy. Davoud joined Colliers in an Executive Board role in 2012 holding the position of Head of EMEA Finance and Corporate Development. In 2017 he became Chief Financial Officer for the region, before becoming the CEO for EMEA in 2022.
Davoud supports organic growth through business line expansion, particularly in Capital Markets, Property Management, and Occupier Services, as well as strategic acquisitions that enable the EMEA region to build at scale. Notable examples include the acquisition of Colliers Italy, the expansion of Colliers’ Iberian Peninsula offering with the opening of a Portuguese office in Lisbon, and the strategic partnership agreement with Paragon.
Before Colliers, Davoud began his career at KPMG and then moved to FTSE 100 listed Group Reed Elsevier plc. Davoud also spent time working in the UK business of DTZ.