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​Current responsibilities
John Mortensen is a Regional Director for Education and Healthcare, Greater China. Since 2013, he has been responsible for new sector development and has prepared marketing strategies, proposals and won contracts with Duke University, The Juilliard School, New York University and the Chinese International School, among others. 

John has 26  years industry experience in North Asia, managing Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management projects for leading international institutions.

He is frequently the spokesperson on Education for JLL in Greater China and represents the Greater China business on issues confronting the education sector. John has most recently spoken at conferences in Australia and China on the internationalization of education in China.​

Experience
John previously worked with JLL's Project and Development Services team, where he implemented China Operations and financial governance programmes. As Regional Director for PDS North Asia, he helped connect the China and US project businesses and increased client-focused cooperation for Microsoft, Duke, NYU, University of Pennsylvania and US corporate clients in China.

From 2003-2008 John built JLL's Project and Development Services business from scratch in Japan, and oversaw the department's work in South Korea. This enabled him to establish and maintain long-lasting client relationships with key clients such as ExxonMobile, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble and BP.

Education
John holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture at Auckland University, and attended the Naganuma Japanese Language School in Tokyo.

Affiliations
John sits on the Board of Governors at the Kellett British International School in Hong Kong. He was Chair of the Project Committee for the design and construction of the school's new 35,000 sq m, US$100 million campus in Kowloon Bay, which won an Asia Pacific Quality Building Award for Public Building in 2016. John is also a Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.