Following 17 extremely successful years with Knight Frank and a long and illustrious career in the property world, Pranay Vakil has retired from Knight Frank at the end of September this year. The Indian business of Knight Frank went up manifold under his leadership, increasing employee numbers from an initial 10 to over 800 and opening seven offices across the country and with more planned. Pranab Datta has succeeded Pranay as Chairman having been Vice Chairman & Managing Director of the firm for over five years when he spearheaded the growth and expansion of the firm.
Shishir Baijal has joined the organisation in October as Country Head and Managing Director, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. He will also concentrate on business development, ensuring the company is best placed for the challenges that lie ahead.