Joachim Sandberg named new head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Italian operations
28 Sep, 2010, Milan
Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) announced today that Joachim Sandberg, partner and head of the C&W’s Rome office for the past 12 years, will be the new head of the firm’s market leading 100-strong Italian operation with effect from January 2011. Joachim succeeds Harry Farthing who after a 23 year career at C&W, is retiring from the partnership.
Joachim joined C&W in 1996 and opened the C&W Rome office in 1998 becoming a Partner the same year. Responsible for some of the biggest deals that C&W has undertaken in Italy, Joachim has been resident in Italy for most of his life and has a strong Italian and international client following.
Joachim comments: ‘I have been working with Paul Bacon and Harry on the Italian Board since 1999 and together we have developed a market-leading business. I am really excited about taking on this challenge and believe that we are excellently placed to continue to help our clients in these still challenging market conditions and further build our offer’
Harry joined C&W in 1987. During his successful career at the firm, he worked firstly in the City of London Office Agency team before moving to assist Eric Van Leuven with the development of the C&W Portuguese business in the ‘90s. He moved to Milan in 1999 becoming Managing Director of C&W Italy in 2005. An Equity Partner since 2001, he is also a member of C&W’s EMEA Board, and chairman of C&W’s Middle Eastern activities. In addition, through climbs of Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro he has actively promoted C&W’s Schools Around The World Charity which now supports 12 schools in Europe and Africa.
Paul Bacon, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield in EMEA said: “Harry has been a fantastic asset of the firm over the years and whilst we are extremely sorry to see him leave, we are heartened that he has been able to realise his long term ambition to start a new life with his family in Charleston, South Carolina. Our long term succession strategy comes into effect and I am delighted that Joachim Sandberg is taking the helm and we look forward to him continuing the success of our market leading operation in Italy.”
Harry Farthing said: “After 23 great years at the firm I am excited to be making a new start amongst family in a different part of the world and to dedicate more time to my ‘Bucket List’. We have been preparing for this transition for some time and I know that Joachim will take C&W Italy to the next level. With our successful C&W team climb of Kilimanjaro this August I am also confident that I have also passed the torch to an excellent group of C&W people who will continue the work of our Schools Around The World Charity across the EMEA.”